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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Everything's Coming up Rosy

I woke up earlier than usual this morning, before the dawn. This gave me opportunity to watch the sun paint a desert-like scene on the low-lying clouds. The warm brushstrokes blended into a cool ocean of blue above. Higher up, the crescent moon shone clear and bright.
Within 10 minutes, the sun was filling my home with a rosy glow, which I found to be both relaxing and energizing. I have a lot that I want to accomplish today, but have peace of mind because I know there is enough time to do it all.
This morning I am interviewing Mendy Sellman, who specializes in naturally raised meats,  for the first Full Time Country Woman profile. While I am out and about, I plan a nice walk (with camera and binoculars) at my favorite nature spot. A writing session awaits for when I return home, along with the 'have to' chore of laundry. Clean clothes...what a good thing to have available. Our closets have been thinning out as the laundry hamper grows to bursting its seams. The past few days found washer problems because of a frozen water line. That's my excuse for letting laundry pile up, and I'm sticking with it!
But that's for later. This is now, and I am heading out the door to catch up on life with Mendy and maybe buy a roast for tomorrow. Yum!
Marcheta *a rose-strewn sky in winter....priceless!

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