Kate Taylor is an agricultural writer for rural companies and organisations, including NZ Farmer and Stuff.co.nz. She also runs the Ballance Farm Environment Awards - East Coast Region from her office on the lifestyle block she owns with husband Thomas in Central Hawke's Bay.

"I love being self-employed because when my boss is being a cow I can go inside and put the kettle on (or pour a wine)."

"I love being self-employed because when my boss is being a cow I can go inside and put the kettle on (or pour a wine)."

Kate has been self-employed as Kate Taylor - CommuniKate, since their first child was born in 2000. She refers to herself sometimes as the slave of none, wife of one, mother of two and sister of three. "I love working with farmers and rural people because the majority are welcoming, down to earth, modest, lovely people who are pleased to be asked to share their story."

"I love being self-employed because when my boss is being a cow I can go inside and put the kettle on (or pour a wine)."

What a cool way to work Kate and it sounds like you have made a career in Ag work for you.