Yesterday's New York Times had a great story (by Dana Bowen) on a new breed of slash: farmer/writers. And it had a killer headline "Old Macdonald Now Has A Book Contract." The story begins with John Peterson, a farmer in Illinois, who spends the winter in Mexico writing:
Over the years he has written plays, short stories, a cookbook and a newsletter he sends to his customers. While his sideline may seem unusual, it places Mr. Peterson smack in the middle of an emerging literary movement: farmers who write.