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, June 23, 2013

Pete's Portable Peppers

What we have here is an example that people can garden just about anywhere.  I've heard about rooftop gardens and  I like to grow herbs and flowers in container gardens, but my friend Pete takes the concept to a new level.

A few years ago Pete lived at a place in town that had no place for a garden. He had plots of things at our place and at other friends, but it just wasn't the same as being able to go outside and harvest without getting in his car or truck and driving. So...he filled a large tub that had wheels with garden soil and planted peppers.

The wheels made it easy for Pete's pepper pot to follow the sun. Now, I am the first to admit that I think the tub was overplanted, but who am I to argue with success? Pete had plenty of peppers to pickle!

Marcheta *pickled pink
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