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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...

Class is outdoors at Farm-Based Natural Science School

We find out how a Natural Science School on a Farmstead for preschoolers, homeschoolers and "Nature Geeks" came to be.

54 ways to know you grew up "country"

Country boy Jonathan Goode shares his list of 54 favorite experiences that country living gives you. How many have you experienced, and which is...

5 unbelievable health benefits of playing outside

Research makes the case for the benefits of the outdoors for kids, from reducing ADD and ADHD symptoms to better eyesight. We look at the research...

“Free-range” daycare: Preschool on a farm

Celestial Farms, a farm-based daycare, gives kids more than a basic education: they learn farm chores, animal care and what real food is all about.

From Dallas to Prosper: Trading the city for rural life

When Dallas Sports FM Radio 105.3 The Fan Host Ben Rogers approached his wife Kat about leaving Dallas and moving to the country, she thought he...

Why kids need nature more than ever

Last Child in the Woods author Richard Louv argues the rising use of technology in education makes kids' need for nature even stronger.

13 unstructured playtime ideas to get the kids outside

It’s no surprise kids are overscheduled these days.

From chicken farm to corn maze

One plot of farmland has served the Conner family’s evolving needs for more than 150 years. We visit them in Hilliard, Florida, to hear their...

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...