Country Life Stories

Short stories celebrating the best parts of country life including beloved family traditions, neighbors helping neighbors and the wonderful feeling of an honest day’s work.

Putting Up Our Bumper Crop

May 15, 2015

My family’s hard work pays off when we enjoy homegrown garden flavors year-round.

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Daddy’s Fountain Of Youth

May 15, 2015

When you’re doing what you love, even baling hay can keep you young.

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Honoring Moms for Mother’s Day

April 27, 2015

    Hero Mom Comes to the Rescue Kids cheer on their hero mom as she saves the family’s chickens from a blizzard.  Pet Hen Proves Her Bravery A pet […]

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Moving to Wisconsin: Our Happy Journey Home

March 27, 2015

Moving to the country was the best decision our family ever made.

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Pickin’ At Priddy’s Family General Store

February 9, 2015

Everyone feels like family at this charming, old-fashioned country store.

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Joy in Becoming Park Volunteers

December 14, 2014

From vacation to retirement, husband and wife enjoying life as park volunteers.

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Wild Horses in Colorado

November 14, 2014

Judy Barnes found her true calling caring for the wild horses in Colorado who roam its high desert.

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Garden Joke at Harvest Time Gives Neighbors a Laugh

October 15, 2014

This garden joke played out with a case of mistaken vegetable identity.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving Family Traditions on the Farm

October 14, 2014

Each year, they gather at the farm for delicious food and Thanksgiving family traditions.

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Harvesting Peaches at Pennsylvania Family Farm

September 24, 2014

At Fairplain Farm, planting and harvesting peaches is a fruitful family tradition.

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