I planned the Ruricolist to last at least two years, and no more than four. After three years I think this plan was wise. But I also planned for it to be a sideline to a larger project; this I had to abandon and have only recently been able to resume. I want to continue the Ruricolist until I have results to show from that project. And of course I would not throw away an essay to obey a calendar. My plan now is to complete four years, then continue until I have run out of essays; I expect more than four years, but less than five.