Jayne Gray

Real People. Real Stories. Real Land.

Agriculture Science class inspires 6th graders to go rural

A new agriculture science class inspires 6th graders to go rural as they learn to care for livestock and garden in their Tift County, Georgia,...

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Do the lyrics, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” instantly put you in the Christmas mood, or is it just me?  It could be the middle of October...

Naked and afraid? More like barefoot and freaked out

For the past few weeks our boys' days have been filled with school, homework, part-time jobs and football practice so when we finally found an...

I've got a turtle crush

This morning I feel the need to purge my soul and confess one of my deepest, darkest secrets.  Please don’t share this with anyone else but...

The back deck: My "Happy Place"

Shhhhh .... don't tell anybody but I'm in my Happy Place this morning.  And I'm hiding.  Hiding from the house that needs cleaning, the laundry...

Close encounters of the bird kind

It's no secret around our house that my husband is slightly more than obsessed with woodpeckers.  And when I say obsessed, I mean it’s almost as...

When a girly-girl goes country

Jayne Gray wasn’t impressed the first time her husband showed her a tiny house buried in the woods at the end of a long, dirt road. “No way I’m...

Garden Flunkie

Last summer my gardening attempts were pitiful.  I planted a few vegetables in my square-foot garden beds, watered, weeded and in the end only...

Dirt Lovin' Woman

I have a confession to make.