Life in Rural America is a very special kind of living. There’s more open space to enjoy, the air is cleaner and the sounds are so much better than city life (at least in my opinion).
Beginning May 4th, I will share a weekly image from what I am calling “A Glimpse of a Rural Life Series.” I will share images from my rural property and the rural areas which surround me. Views which I see everyday and are a very important part of my life. I hope to preserve those glimpses in a way that allows you to better understand the importance of rural areas throughout our country.
There will be images showing you many things which may seem insignificant but truly are critical to the rural way of life. There are many things people take for granted and may soon disappear if Rural America is abandoned and developed by ‘big business.’ Many of the rural family-owned farms, small businesses and factories have already shuttered due to big corporations and companies which have taken over America.
I am appalled and saddened when farmland is inherited by a generation of children who don’t see and appreciate its true value and sell it for developmental purposes. So much of America’s farmland is lost this way. So much of America’s heritage is disappearing. There is a program with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture dedicated to Farmland Preservation and their mission is very important. And I hope through viewing my images of life in the country that you will better understand the importance of preserving this way of life and advocate for preservation of Rural Areas where you live so that it may be saved for future generations before it is something only found in history books.
Because not only do farmers feed their families, they also help to feed the world. It is critical that their land and rich soil are preserved and saved from future home and business development so that they can continue their vital contributions.