In response to Luciano's challenge for the month, I have decided to do some work in the diocese of Lalla Maga, in the northeastern portion of Mauretia along the Raiden border. I realize that since this is my first diary entry, I should probably introduce a bit about my country first:
Mauretia is a small nation in eastern Uletha between the Gulf of Volta and the Gulf of Preya. It is a fairly well-developed country of about 7.57 milllion people with a proud people and long independent history. The nation is monarchy with power split between the monarch and a strong parliament. The Mauroi speak Maurit, so street and building names are shown in the native language. A few important places in particular would be school buildings (esqolam) and churches (eqliciam). Since the rivers (fluvam) are not navigable far inland, many of the nation's major roadways (viam) date back hundreds, if not nearly two thousand years. Their alignment may have evolved over time, but the function remains the same.
Given that short introduction, I would like to direct your attention to the diocese of Lalla Maga in the province of Aziga. I decided to work on the land of this diocese north of the Fluva Suror. Population density in this part of the province drops substantially, so there are some larger farms. Other plots of land are smaller and have been occupied for hundreds of years. What crops, however? I did some research myself about the climate (before even selecting this territory, which is part of what sold me on it), and I believe the best and most appropriate climate would be something similar to the lower peninsula of Michigan in the United States. As a result, the land of northern Mauretia would be agriculturally productive with fruits, vegetables, and hay. Grains would only be found in pockets and when the land needed to rotate. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, and berries would litter the countryside. Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, squashes, tomatoes, and beans are found everywhere too. Hay and hay bailing would help the dairy industry; but livestock is more profitable in the southern part of the country, where less rain falls.
Let me know what you think. I welcome your input and feedback!