Roosters A Plenty

by Magdalena Perks 0

  When I moved to this two-acre croft in Iowa, just outside Iowa City, I was pleased to become part of the management of a…

Crofting Life

by Magdalena Perks 0

A croft is a smallholding (a parcel of rural land under 10 acres) that is rented from a landowner.  Crofting originated in the Highlands and…

Rescuing Rural Churches

by Magdalena Perks 0

Rural areas of North America are punctuated at measured intervals by small churches, steeples rising above the farmsteads.  They recall a time when the church…