Jennifer Montero

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Location Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Introduction Two decades ago I left New England for olde England with nothing but my books and degrees in anthropology and art history. After some years toiling in various museums and historic sites, I decided to pursue my passion for the outdoors and enrolled in agriculture college. While working as head gardener on an estate in Dorset, I met my husband, a gamekeeper. His is one of those archaic jobs that only appear in Hardy novels and episodes of Downton Abbey. We now live and work together on a private estate raising game birds. Life in the country is not all bunting and cream teas—more blisters and cold rains. But with a dog leash in one hand and my Debretts Guide to British Etiquette in the other, I am conquering the British countryside, training dogs, caring for pheasant chicks, battling predators, and cooking. LOTS of cooking. In my spare time I tend a flock of sheep, and in winter I butcher and sell local game and wild food. It's hard work, but it's never dull. So sit, read, and laugh along. And be glad that you work in a temperature-controlled building like a normal person
Interests self-sufficiency in all senses of the word; our smallholding; friends & family; books books books;
Favorite Movies More of a book kinda gal. Or bad TV
Favorite Music Anything but showtunes. More NPR or Radio 4 than tunes
Favorite Books that would be a separate blog

Why does the taste of pennies remind you of losing a tooth?

I'm not in the habit of licking currency so I can't answer that one. 9 volt batteries obviously, but pennies - no.