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, June 14, 2013

Hands to Work

Now, isn't this window treatment fun? Finding things like this is the main reason I love being out and about with my camera. I call it "Free Ranging", because I never have a set idea in mind, I simply go out to see what I will see.

When I saw this window treatment in a country outbuilding, I thought it was about the most clever idea I've seen. I keep thinking that I'll buy some inexpensive gloves and gussy up the old milkhouse windows, but so far that's all it is....a think. To my defense, I've been busy working to gussy up the areas around the house. The barn area is always lowest priority, by the time I get around to it the weather has turned hot (which I hate) and I usually do the minimum (if that) clean up. 

This is not a good system because we pass the barn before we get to the house, and I'd like it to look nice, too. 

But this year I think I'll actually put "hands" to work and get the gussy done because I am inspired by this fun window treatment!

What inspires you?

Marcheta *handy

*note* I am heading to Florida with Kerry's family to visit with my other daughter, Meg, and her husband Nate. The next week or so of blog posts will be a photo essay of country scenes like the one posted today with a minimum of text. I hope that you enjoy my pictures while I am away enjoying the company of my kids and grandkids :)

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