My name is Janet Pocorobba and I live in Calais (pronounced “callous”), Vermont, a town with 100 miles of dirt roads and six unincorporated villages. I live in Kent Corner, between Maple Corner and Gospel Hollow, and hang around a lot in Adamant.
I started this blog as a way to savor country life in 2014. A lot has happened since then. I’ve partnered and broken up, I bought a house, I got promoted, I published a book, I turned 49, which is to be my perpetual age from now on, I decided. Mostly, I have learned that living up here is not Paradise, that community is complicated. I am writing now to pare things down, to reveal what is true to my experience here. No judgment, no shame, just the desire to know what I know, see what I see. I hope you enjoy.