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The Christmas Hunt

The Christmas Hunt

Times were simpler and trivial things took on more significance in those days. Holidays were special times when thoughts turned from the drudgery...

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on our roots and family traditions. In this heart-felt essay, L. Woodrow Ross shares his...

Winter's Coming  9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's Coming — 9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's coming...are you and your homestead ready for the months ahead? Farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares 10 ways you can prepare for the colder...

11 Humorous Reasons To Count Your Country Blessings

11 Humorous Reasons To Count Your Country Blessings

Humor writer and outdoorsman, Jim Mize, gives us 11 darn good (and funny) reasons to count our country blessings this thanksgiving.
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. 

Hiking with KidsMistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Hiking with Kids---Mistakes to Avoid for Happier Trails

Cultivating a love of nature is one of the best things we can do to protect our children's physical, mental and emotional health. Hiking is a...

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

To kick off the “official” start of summer, Kristen Boye takes you back to her 1980s childhood summers spent on their organic farm. If you’re a...

Meet Lisa MarinA Model of SelfSufficiency

Meet Lisa Marin---A Model of Self-Sufficiency

We often hear words, but we don’t really listen. I am often guilty of not being a good listener. My wife, Margaret, had often mentioned the...
Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Many couples (especially parents!) have been starved for a romantic getaway this past year. However, with things starting to improve (and...