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Strawberry Jammin' With The Perfect Stawberry Jam Recipe

Strawberry Jammin' With The Perfect Stawberry Jam Recipe

Looking for the perfect strawberry jam recipe to preserve the season's garden or roadside stand harvest? Kentucky farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares...

A Celebration Of Springtime in Appalachia

A Celebration Of Springtime in Appalachia

Kentucky farmwife and author Catherine S. Pond shares the poetic glory of springtime in the South in words and photographs from her family farm in...

Searching for Glimmers? Look No Further Than the Country

Searching for Glimmers? Look No Further Than the Country

Have you heard of glimmers? They're considered the opposite of a trigger, something that sparks momentary joy, inspiration and peace, and they are...

Thanksgiving Recipes: 3 Family Dressing Favorites

Thanksgiving Recipes: 3 Family Dressing Favorites

Kentucky farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares three Thanksgiving recipe favorites for Turkey "Jam", Jalapeno-Orange Cranberry Sauce and Catherine's...

Creating A PlasticFree Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From YesterYear

Creating A Plastic-Free Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From Yester-Year

No matter where you live in America, plastic pollution from single-use items has become a big, ugly, and pervasive problem. 

3 CountryInspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

'Tis the season for homemade holiday gift-giving. In this article, farmwife Catherine S. Pond, shares her go-to, perfected recipes for...

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

Get inspired to count your blessings and your bounty with Catherine S. Pond's reflections on 10 blessings of a country Thanksgiving.

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Looking for ways to cut costs and save money at home? Farm wife Catherine Pond shares her advice on how country folks can take advantage of their...

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the...

Late Winter Gardening: Things You Can Do in February to Prepare for Spring

Late Winter Gardening: Things You Can Do in February to Prepare for Spring

It's already mid-February and although it's not quite planting time, there are signs of spring throughout the Southeast. Learn what you can do (and...