The Press: Country Slickers

When Richard M. Ketchum, a farmer in Dorset, Vt. (pop. 1,293), rose at his customary 5 a.m. one day this month, he could hear a cow bellowing in pain. Ketchum, who left his job as a Manhattan book editor five years ago, hurried to his barn and minutes later handed his wife a quivering, wobbly-legged newborn calf. Then he went off to care for another recent offspring: Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, a unique combination of country charm and big-city slickness, which last week won a National Magazine Award.

Country Journal was brought quivering and wobbly into the world one year ago...

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