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.

Husband’s Hat is His Favorite Possession

July 28, 2014

Her husband’s favorite possession, an old hat, doubles as a fire starter or cheese plate.

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This Pair is Feeling Young at Heart

July 24, 2014

Feeling young at heart, a man and his mare instigate a full-gallop race.

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Life Out West is a Dream Come True

July 24, 2014

From the Midwest to life out west, this family couldn’t be happier with their move.

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Growing Wheat for Bread

July 22, 2014

Take “made from scratch” to another level by growing wheat for bread.

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Homestead Water Pump and Windmill Emphasis Home

July 18, 2014

A beautiful windmill and deep well are chief source of homestead water and pride.

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Picking Antiques for Cracker Barrel

July 16, 2014

Driving Mom to flea markets turned into a 30-year career picking antiques.

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Learning Outdoors in Nature’s Classroom

July 16, 2014

The possibilities are endless for learning outdoors.

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Barns Bring Community Together

July 11, 2014

Living out in the country, iconic barns bring community together.

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Farm Life Lessons Live On

June 18, 2014

Dad’s farm life lessons and advice still go well beyond getting taters out of the ground.

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Life Lessons for Daughter

June 18, 2014

A suburban mom made list of life lessons for young daughter, based on visits to the family farm.

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