Rachel Bailleau (formerly Horne)
Freelance writer (Jan 2023 – present)
I recently bought a smallholding in the Hautes Pyrenees mountain range. My intention is to be self-sufficient in water, food, and energy. As any farmer can attest to, this intention does not align with full-time work on the computer. So, I have returned to freelance writing, and I’m delighted to work with clients for 3 days a week. I can support clients with blog writing, feature articles, white papers, research files, and web copy. I only work with clients who are transforming the food system, stabilising the climate, or reversing biodiversity loss.
International Development & Spanish (2014 – 2018)
I studied International Development & Spanish at the University of Leeds, including a year abroad at Juan Carlos Tercero, Madrid. While studying, I supervised the University Union bar and worked as an Outdoor Activity Facilitator for fellow students. I was secretary of the University Boxing Club and an active member of the Horse Riding Society and Buddhist Meditation Society. I was selected for and completed the Emerging Leaders Program and cycled from Leeds, England to Berlin, Germany in aid of Bicycle Ambulances, Malawi. (Grade – 2:1)
Ranch Hand, Nanny, and House Keeper (2013-2018)
From leaving school to the end of my university studies, I worked seasonally on a horse ranch in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Southern Spain. I took care of 20+ horses as well as rescue animals like dogs, cats, chickens, geese, and more. Living totally off-grid in blistering summers and freezing winters helped me become a resilient person that feels most at ease in nature. In some seasons, I worked as a nanny to the two young children and in other seasons I exercised horses or managed a team of international workers on the ranch. I assisted the vet and blacksmith, cooked chilli by the bucket load, and learned to wash my clothes in a river.
Being the Change
Regenerative Agriculture Within the Cereal Supply Chain
Aligning Remote Work With Your Values
Common Ground for Vegans and Cattle Ranchers
Breaking Barriers for Women in Farming
On Organic Food, Unlearning, and Class Consiousness
Web Magazine Article
Get In Touch
Have any questions? I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me via email.