Rural Licking County

I woke a little later than usual this morning. It was another damp chilly spring morning. Jim Kiracofe showed up around 8:00 a.m. and had volunteered to walk with me for the day. We walked about 3 miles until we reached his property. He and his wife Lynna enjoy living in this rural part of Licking County and Jim enjoys his farming. He even gave me the opportunity to help him in the fields a bit by driving one of his tractors.

His wife also made us a wonderful lunch before it was time to continue our walk through their property and down the way to my next location

Jim and Lynna have a beautiful location in Licking County and enjoy caring for the land and their community.

Jim walked with me for another 3 miles until we reached the Crack of Dawn farm owned by Earl & Claudia Stevenson.

The farm had been in the Hunt family since the 1800’s. When I arrived I got a tour of the fields and the barns had the opportunity to meet some of their nice cows.

At dinner time I was treated to wonderful dinner cooked by Claudia which included a homemade rhubarb cake that was to die for. YUM!

After dinner we enjoyed conversation until after dark and then it was time to head for my tent. I feel blessed that total strangers have welcomed me into their homes and offered such hospitality. It’s been great to make new connections while increasing awareness about United Way and what we are doing in the county.

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