Who We Are

The past few years, the area where I live, Crawford County, Ohio, has seen a wonderful explosion of younger families who are embracing the joys and challenges of living off the land. Because of them, amazing things are happening which have been embraced by our community. Farmer’s markets have been created and on-farm stores have opened. Families dedicated to growing organic produce and naturally raised meats are meeting the public’s needs for locally raised foods. And at the heart of this movement are the women.

Ohio Country Journal is my attempt to share the essence of farm life, focusing on, but not limited to, women. My goal is to bring you into our circle of friendship by inviting you to share your stories and experiences with us. You don’t have to be a full time country woman to benefit from joining us; you just have to be you.

The full-time country women featured in Ohio Country Journal are an inspiration to anyone who dares to follow her dreams, whether it is to live in the country or to bring the country life-style to their urban neighborhoods.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Believe in a Love

The text on this card that I designed (from my own photograph) is probably too hard to read sized down, but I wanted to share its sentiment with you all during this time when most of nature is tucked away, being stored up for the warmer days ahead.

 It is a lovely passage from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who died in poverty but is well known today because a younger poet who sought advice from Rilke kept the letters that Rilke wrote to him. These letters are now published in a book that is aptly titled, "Letters to a Young Poet".

The passage that I chose for this photograph is:

"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it".

Marcheta *true believer

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