Last week I wrote a piece about how the recession is inspiring more young families and singles to head back to the country. Motivations for these “ruralpolitans” vary: For some it’s an investment, a hedge against unpredictable 401ks and job prospects. For others it’s about lifestyle change — a chance to start gardens and raise animals and show their kids where food comes from. But one theme coursed throughout: a desire for independence and self-sufficiency.
By Gwendolyn Bounds, Dec 5, 2009, WSJ

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