A Wahkiakum County survival guide

 

March 21, 2024



To The Eagle,

Following last week’s head-scratching opinion piece on retraining farmers, I couldn't help but feel the urge to rally a few of us Eagle readers – you know, us common folk – to brainstorm a 'new resident survival guide' for those mulling over a move to Wahkiakum County. I’m just spitballing here, but why not kick things off with a chapter on conducting your own due diligence before making that big home-buying or renting decision? We'll offer some serious advice, urging potential buyers to dig into the area's history, local economy and common recreation activities. Now, while it might seem like stating the obvious, let’s not shy away from reality. How about tossing in a special disclaimer section, a sort of 'heads-up' for the uninitiated, highlighting the 'triggering' activities that define life most everywhere outside of the cities, especially along America’s rivers and migratory flyways? Consider it a gentle reminder that people hunt wild game, humans are omnivores, and even our pet dogs, yes, those adorable canines, mostly consume animal products, even under the roof of their vegan owners. Warning: some dogs may be less happy with table scraps in vegan households. Though we may just be country rubes, I’m confident that we can offer valuable insights and provide instructions on how to avoid petty and divisive criticism of neighbors who choose a different lifestyle, as well as how get involved to solve actual problems.

Jarrod Hogue

Skamokawa

 
 

Reader Comments(1)

citizen writes:

knock off the we're just country rubes baloney. Newcomers will always be, and remain, at the bottom of the fossilized local social hierarchy. Perish that anything is printed that makes people think deeply about the consequencies of their actions. As one contributor stated about letters, Thank goodness all that drama is over. Ah, the peace and quiet of mediocrity.

 
 
 

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