This morning, sandwiched between NPR's Morning Editionand Democracy Now, I joined J. N. Urbanski on her biweekly local hour of The Economy Of... radio show to discuss this blog, how it started, what it's covered, the animals that have come to live on my little farm and the balance between a country and city life. This was my first time on air and it was a blast.
The station itself, full of all the icons of National Public Radio -- the silvered microphones, the noise-cancelling headphones and the flashing 1950s "On Air" sign -- was enough to send me into fantasies of podcasts gone viral and hosting a weekly talk show. Alas, just a little daydream in between station breaks.
I have no idea how many listeners WIOX has, but following the show hits on The Pitchfork soared and subscriptions flooded in, so apparently folks were listening as they tended to their New Year's resolutions, like listening to NPR more while doing sit ups and reading all the bestsellers left over from last year.
I am looking forward to another year of pulling together "loose material lifted from country life" via The Pitchforkand have some interesting material lined up. If you have any ideas, questions, pictures or other material you'd like covered, send them my way.
Here's wishing you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2018 with some quality time dedicated to soaking up the beauty and vibrancy the country has to offer!
Live from Roxbury, xoxo farm girl