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Catherine Seiberling Pond

Catherine Seiberling Pond writes about home, place, and rural life from her Kentucky ridge farm where her family moved from New England in 2008. She is also marketing coordinator (remote and on site) for the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska and says the combination of vocations and locales is the best of all rural worlds. Find more at CatherinePond.com.

Recent Posts

September Song—The Lure of Autumn in the South

Kentucky farm wife at midlife, Catherine Pond, paints a beautifully nostalgic picture of why Southerners cherish the lingering months of autumn.

Top 6 Seed Companies to Order Organic, Heirloom and Hybrid Seeds

Kentucky Farmwife Catherine Pond offers an overview of her six favorite seed catalogs for hybrid, heirloom and organic vegetables.

How to Bring Heirloom Plants to Your Garden

What are heirloom plants and seeds? Here is a guide to understanding heirloom plants and how you can bring them to your garden.

10 Heirloom Annual Flowers & Where to Buy Them | Rethink:Rural

How do you start your heirloom flower garden? Here are ten of Kentucky farmwife Catherine Pond's favorite heirloom annual flowers and where to...

How to Hygge in the South—Even Where Winter is Warm-ish

How do you get cozy in warm, southern winters? Catherine Pond explains the art of practicing “hygge.”

In the Path of Totality: Our Rare Eclipse Experience in the Rural South

Rethink:Rural's "Farmwife at Midlife" offers a beautiful narrative of her experience watching a total eclipse in a secluded rural setting.

How to Plan and Plant a Southern Spring Garden

Kentucky farmwife Catherine Pond shares wisdom on how to plan, prepare and plant a Southern spring garden.

Bootstrapper, The Story of a Mom Who Tackled the Odds on a Farm

Taking on farm life on your own with no help may seem like a recipe for disaster. But this memoir tells the story of how grit and determination...

Jenna Woginrich Shares Her Top Tips for Homesteading

Jenna Woginrich has tried her hand at everything from homesteading to raising animals and training falcons.

Which Plants Should You Bring Indoors For The Winter?

If you’ve spent all summer and fall tending to your plants, you don’t want to let them suffer during the winter months. Some of your plants will...