Tuesday 12 July 2011, 15:28
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Rachael's work but just in case you're not, here's a quick biog about our newest BBC Wales Nature & Outdoors blogger:
Rachael Garside was born in Cardiff but had a yearning for a life beyond the concrete streets of Canton...
After working as a reporter in the BBC Wales newsroom, she took up an unexpected job offer to become an agricultural correspondent.
Rachael Garside at the Royal Welsh Show. Image by Paul Sampson.
It was a steep learning curve, but never one to do things by half, she lived for a number of years on a dairy farm in Pembrokeshire, then a small village in rural Carmarthenshire.
Rachael now lives in Carmarthen and presents Country Focus on BBC Radio Wales, as well as making radio and television programmes as an independent producer.
Rachael has subsequently embraced all elements of rural life, and has the muddy wellies to prove it!
You can follow Rachael and and Derek Brockway's blogs from the Royal Welsh Show next week and the online team will also be there, taking photos each day - so keep checking the BBC Wales Nature & Outdoors website for updates.