February 24, 2013: I am the author and editor of ©Country Living & Gardens web site. This is a personal site dedicated to country life, gardening, farming, "down-to-earth" lifestyle, and to individuals with similar views. I realize in this high tech era of "instant everything" that lifestyles have changed dramatically over the past few decades. Most have chosen the urban or suburban way of life for various reasons and necessity. Yet some of us remain committed to the soil, countryside and its peace and quiet. This site is a refuge for myself and all guests who feel at home in this setting. Each guest is invited to use this page for commenting, asking questions, or just to make a point on any related subject. We are visited from 83 nations around the globe and 50 U.S. states including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Our readership in the states is headed up with Indiana and California as the most active followed by Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Oregon, Ohio, and Minnesota in that order. Our most frequent readers internationally include Canada #1, United Kingdom #2, Australia #3, and France #4. These are followed by India, Germany, Malaysia and the Philippines respectively. Malaysia reads or views more site content than any other nation per visit including the U. S. We welcome Kathmandu, Nepal (August 29, 2012) and Johannesburg, South Africa today, September 14, 2012! Our most recent visitors are from the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean and the African Nation of Zimbabwe during September. All visitors everywhere of kindred tastes and spirits are very much acknowledged and greatly appreciated!
This page is placed here for readers who might want to take part in this web site. It is a direct link to other readers and myself, or anyone who may want to ask a question, make a specific comment or simply express a viewpoint. Additionally, other readers can interact by answering questions, offering ideas, gardening tips or simply commenting on anything relevant to this site. Any topic, plant, vegetable, flower, food or subject in this web site is open for discussion. All ideas are welcome. Simply click on "Add Comment" below to contribute. Visitors may share their pictures on this page also.
The rules are simple: Be polite, courteous and thoughtful of other views. There will be no profanity, or distasteful language directed to any individual or group of individuals. Treat others as you would like to be treated- with dignity & respect. These are simple ground rules, and are not intended to intimidate, but rather to maintain order. I cannot imagine anyone of country background or origin wanting it any other way!