Spring and Fall are great times for cities: the slush is gone, and the stink
hasn't yet arrived--but this week I found myself wondering how the other
20.78% lives, so I rounded up a few rural blogs,
after the jump.
When not raising
pigs and selling hand-dyed yarn,
Jessie Raymond writes
a humor column for Vermont's Addison
"We flatlanders are always
doing things that we think make us more like Vermonters, like baking bread,
raising chickens, and knitting, but as it turns out, Vermonters are a practical
people who quit doing all that as soon as it became unnecessary for survival."
James Graham writes about living
in small-town New Hampshire and renovating his 1850's house, Chez
"Every spring, while Cherry
blossoms flank the Potomac and Magnolias offer their subtle charms to the
gardens of Brooklyn, the rural communities of northern New England struggle
to keep their cars from sinking into the mud of those quaint back roads that
look so lovely in the fall. The dreaded mud season is upon us."
Small Town Misfit is a compendium
of items from small-town police blotters nationwide.
The Ethicurean writes about "tasty
things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical — SOLE
food, for short."
Also check out posts tagged with
rural+diy on del.icio.us.