Did you know that George Orwell has a blog?
Previously unreleased entries of his diaries beginning 9th August, 1938 are being published - starting 9th August 2008 - on the blog. Each post corresponds to an entry in his diary and the diaries end in 1942. There is much talk of the war of course, but he also details his time in his vegetable garden - tomatoes, peas, raspberries, apples and potatoes - and, raising hens for eggs. A writer who gets his hands dirty in the soil - what's not to love?
(but if Chaucer is more your thing, you can check out his blog here.)