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 6, 2013
Who's On Third?
Today was the last day of our city gal's visit. Before she headed home to Columbus, we spent some time outside playing in the wet snow, which was perfect for snowballs. Now we are having a sleety/snow/icy combo, so what tomorrow morning will look like is anyone's guess. But I have a feeling that I am going to like it.
Tomorrow also brings my first day back to "work". I have several ideas brewing for stories for the Galion Inquirer, as well as a few tid-bits for this blog. This week is shaping up nicely, and I think it will feel wonderful to be back into my quasi-routine. Keeping things loose always works best around here, but we also need some sort of road map. I am so excited about the stories that I can hardly wait to let the words rip, much like Ava's snowball taking flight. Heaven knows they've been held captive in my brain for such a long time I feel like I am at the plate with bases loaded. I'm just hoping that I don't strike out.
Marcheta *hey, batta, batta, batta...hey! batta battac batta...SWING!