National Geographic : 1998 Apr
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ,Assignment * OZARKS Pitching In Harvesting hay on the Peace Valley, Missouri, farm of the Protiva family gave staff writer-and lifelong urban ite-Lisa Moore LaRoe quite a challenge. "The horse drawn wagon was pretty wobbly. It was hard to keep my balance, and I was swing ing a pitchfork while the family's three children were jumping around to flatten the hay. It's a miracle that I didn't skewer some body-or myself. But I loved the smell of the earth, and I got a real sense of how rural people in the Ozarks lived for centuries." NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,114517THST.N.W .,WASHINGTON,D.C. 20036-4688.$27.00A YEAR,$5.00A COPY. PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,D.C.,AND ELSEWHERE.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,P.O .BOX 63002,TAMPA,FLORIDA33663-3002.