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"You're looking pretty rural!”

My sweet former neighbors and landlords must have be feeling festive, or feisty at least. They called out to me, "Hey, Erin! You're looking pretty rural!" I was crossing the yard, headed home from a veggie delivery run, but turned back with the “What?!” response you'd expect. I mean, who says that? And what does it even mean?! Does everyone think I look rural? Is that my look, RURAL?!

4 Gifs for Rural America

To me, Rural America is many things. It is at once harsh and exciting. Quiet, and also full of the sounds one simply can’t hear in a city. It’s a space to cultivate community, carve out a good life, and set down roots. To be bowled over by a storm. Its a space that offers itself to your imagination, and, if you pay attention, imparts the wisdom and wonder of growing things.

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