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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Major Award

Jim saw this lovely Dresden Plate quilt on display when we were at Zoar Harvest Festival last August. The Canton Quilt Guild were raffling it as a fund raiser, so Jim bought six tickets for $5.00 and we each signed three tickets.

Well, dang the money! We got a call a few weeks ago that one of our tickets was the lucky winner :)

The guild offered to mail the quilt to us, but Jim decided that we'd take a "day off" and drive to Canton to pick it up. 

Yesterday we drove through several climate zones (all while traveling due east on U.S. 30) on our way to Canton. Mostly it was the perfect snowy day for a day trip, but we did hit some freezing rain and a white-out or two just to remind us that we live in Ohio.

We met guild member Sherry Reed at a Bob Evan's restaurant to get the quilt and then have lunch. Sherry is a delightful person and I was happy to meet her.

Jim is so excited about winning, he reminds me of Ralphie's Old Man in A Christmas Story when he won the leg lamp. He called it is major award. So that is what I am calling this quilt...our major award.

How much does Jim love his major award? Enough to build a special shelf that has a quilt bar so that we can display the quilt in one of our living rooms.


I feel as if I've won THREE major awards:
New hand-crafted shelf
Happy husband.

What a great way to begin the Thanksgiving/Christmas season that is knocking (rather loudly) on the doors these days.

Marcheta *answering   

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