Sunday, October 15, 2006

going rural

One of my favorite blogs is Going-Rural. Two artists, Tyler and Serena, leave Vancouver and head to small-town Saskachewan to start a new life. They are friends of ours and I read every word, struggle and triumph with envy. Start reading from the beginning and enjoy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! I was just checking out your stuff on etsy. I love it! Do you own a button machine? Tyler and I were wanting to make buttons for our shop when it opens and were wondering where to buy one. Maybe you'd like to sell some of your stuff in our shop! We're still waiting to find out the name of it (it's a bit of a process) but when we do I was going to hit up all the artists we know and ask them to participate. Little things that can be shipped for cheap will work best I think. Anyways, I'll be in touch!

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

I read the whole thing. All of it.
Going Rural is certainly that. I don't think i would ever be able to do it. The location is gorgeous though.

I'm in awe and in envy over the cost of the store front - with apartment. Really affordable in comparison to my city. In Toronto where the average cost of buying a home is around $400,000,(and I've heard it's even higher in Vancouver !) I can understand the virtues of finding an affordable home to buy.

I must applaud their courage and pioneer approach to settling in such a rural place.

Thanks for referring me to the blog. Certainly a change of pace in blog reading.

8:31 AM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

Serena, I don't have a button maker...I just borrowed one from a friend who worked at a place that had one. Now, she no longer works there so I'm out of button luck.

Joanne, it's a great blog and I'm glad you like it too. Yup, Vancouver is way more $$$ than Toronto and sadly salaries are much lower in Vancouver than Toronto. I've always loved TO & would love to move there but not Cornelius. So I think going rural is our only option!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Are you considering moving and actually doing what "going rural" did?

Toronto isn't what it's cracked up to be. I've lived here for 30+ years, (+5 years in Athens,GR), and I'm aching to move someplace else.

Vancouver has always been a possible option for us but the housing situation is keeping us from taking the plunge. We may never be able to 'own' a house in Vancouver. In T.O it's a bit more possible but it will have to be a 'fixer-upper'.

What I really would love to do is move to the desert (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.) and live on a ranch...yaaaahhhhh, wishful thinking.

2:59 PM  
Blogger lobstersquad said...

I loved this blog. It´s awsome. So different from everything here. A home-made northern exposure. I´m going to keep track of it, very fascinated.

3:11 AM  

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