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.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lazy, Hazy Dayz of Winter ~or~ The Eagle Has Landed

Today we took an old-fashioned Sunday drive with our friend Denise. After lunch at the Big Plate Diner here in Galion, we headed to Marion and Wyandot counties to check out a few wildlife areas. We saw lots of hawks and Canada geese, which are nice but so common that they are not exactly a treat to see. Nearer the wildlife areas we began to see more and more Eagle nests, but no Eagles.

Soon after we crossed under this lovely covered bridge in Wyandot county we saw another Eagle's nest.


As we were looking at it we were rewarded with a real treat. The Eagle came home.
My pictures are not good because it was far away and the car was running (causing motion blur), but they serve as a reminder of our wonderful, lazy meandering day.

I love Sunday Nature Days, no matter what time of year, but in the heart of winter they are especially appreciated. At the very least, the hikes give me much needed exercise, at the very best, like today, an Eagle flies by, reminding me that wonderful things happen when we throw caution to the wind and soar (even if we are in a car).

Marcheta *soaring on wheels today

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