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I wrote a big long comment on the other blog, but wasn't logged in to leave a message. Oops.Anyway, I copied it, becuase you got me thinking about writing my own #ReasonsRuralRocks post.Anyway, I'm pasting it here and into my blog... Odessa - this is a great story.Like you, I grew up in a rural community... While not agricultural, my community was all about mining and skiing. We didn't have the things the city kids had... like telephones, television and advanced placement classes.Not that we were poor... although we were sometimes. When the mine closed, everyone suddenly got poor. We didn't have telephones and televisions because these services were not available in our area.I never felt slighted. It was generally safe, I could climb a mountain whenever I wanted and was given a lot of freedom that city kids didn't have.I did leave for college and a better life. I've lived about as far from rural as one can get. While it was fun, I always missed the rural life.I had always really wanted to be a farmer. I supposed if I had realized that one could major in farming, I probably would have been a farmer sooner. ;-)But, it doesn't matter. I'm a farmer now! I live rural, work remote a fair amaount and commute to the city way too much for my preference. Eventually, I will be 100% rural. :-)I think as "local" and "organic" become more mainstream there are becoming more opportunities for people to live and work rural.I'm glad that you are finding a way to stay rural. I do enjoy the #ReasonsRuralRocks hashtag. :-)