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Driving in Appalachia (Eastern KY, WV), can you sanity check my route?

I'll be doing a bit of driving in Eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia. I've got the destinations, and have had Google cook up some routes, but I've seen routers make some pretty bad assumptions about back-woods roads. I'm on a fairly tight schedule, so the fewer surprises the better--I'd just as soon stick to major roads unless there's a guaranteed time savings. I'm coming from near Cincinnati to Betsy Layne, KY (near Pikeville) and going from there to Oak Hill, WV (near Beckley). [more inside]
posted by yuwtze on Jul 4, 2013 - 4 answers

I need helping identifying the era of this photograph.

I was given some photographs of old relatives that were found in a box in my great-grandfather's house after he passed away. All but one photo is someone I can identify. I have no information on that one photo, which is of an old woman standing on a path in front of a farmhouse. I'd like to at least get an idea of the era so I can begin narrowing down the identify of the woman. [more inside]
posted by lbo on Mar 13, 2013 - 17 answers

Find the Mystery Halloween House

A few years ago (at least 3 years but probably 5 or more), I was driving with my mom and we saw the extremely decorated house in these pictures: [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jan 16, 2013 - 7 answers

She thought her period was because she ate strawberries

I've been trying to find a book I read as a kid, way back in the mid-to-late-seventies. My memories are sketchy, but this is what I've got: About a girl growing up in a small community, maybe in the mountains, or maybe just very rural. She had an extended family which included two unmarried aunts and a grandfather. It took place over a summer. She thought her first period was the result of eating a large amount of strawberries. It was written in first-person perspective, I think. [more inside]
posted by Brody's chum on Jan 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Are there good crime novels set on farms or based around agriculture?

I was wondering if there are good examples of crime novels set on farms or based around agriculture. Novels like In True Blood, or Gillian Flynn's Dark Places or the new Image Comics series Revival. I'm interested in discovering if there's more crime fiction not set in cities, but more rural and based around farming.
posted by Peemster on Jan 14, 2013 - 29 answers

satillite internet speed

How can someone who is a average computer user boost the satellite internet speed in rural area? [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Apr 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I survive the city?

Moving to a big, foreign city from a very small American town- what skills or situations should a country lady be aware of? In other words, how do I not die and/or not go crazy from the people? So. Many. People. [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek on Apr 3, 2012 - 30 answers

Barbed wire just isn't enough.

What is the cheapest way to build a lot of wall or fence to keep predators at bay? [more inside]
posted by ThisKindNepenthe on Feb 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Escaping NYC for a Few Months

My girlfriend and I are considering moving for a fairly short period (probably 3-6 months) from our expensive NYC apartment to an inexpensive, secluded house somewhere in the Northeast (upstate NY, Vermont, etc.) We would like advice on where/how to do this. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Fetish on Aug 31, 2011 - 16 answers

Help, help, I'm being repressed! Well, maybe.

Over the last week I have been unable to connect to any websites on the senate.gov domain. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Aug 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Why are the farmers tilling so early?

Why, in the middle of winter (now, in Central MI), would a farmer plow under only a strip of land in the middle of his (previously harvested but un-tilled) field? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Mar 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Ouagadougou or Bust.

One week in Africa: Benin, Ghana, or Burkina Faso? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me talk to Mamma Grizzly and Joe the Plumber.

What, if anything, is suddenly missing from the daily lives of rural, conservative Americans? How can I better understand the Tea Partier's point of view? [more inside]
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot on Nov 15, 2010 - 49 answers

City Mouse needs to chill

Help me relax and enjoy a long weekend in the country. The lonely, no cell signal, no internet country... [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Aug 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Life in 19th c. rural Scotland?

Life in 19th century rural Scotland - tell me more about the "home farm". [more inside]
posted by John Borrowman on Aug 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?

How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the odds of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Internet in rural Jamaica?

Is is possible to purchase commercial satellite internet service and equipment in the US to install and use in Jamaica? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Dec 7, 2008 - 6 answers

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