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, November 3, 2013

Natural Gems

Yesterday could be viewed as a dreary, wet day. Or it could be seen as a day to stay cozy inside. For me, I saw it both ways at different times.

At one point in late afternoon, the clouds let a small ray of sun fall through the rain, creating diamonds on the slender branches of our river birch tree. This is how it looked from my the big window in the kitchen. Even though it was still raining, I could not resist opening the window to take pictures of the Ruby crabapple tree that is just outside the window.

Marcheta *bejeweled

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