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.

Springtime Horse Learns of the World

April 23, 2014

A springtime horse the author named Friday 3 Socks takes his first wobbly steps under his mother’s loving care.

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People and Horses Aren’t So Different

April 23, 2014

Understanding people and horses aren’t really so different can lead to worthwhile life lessons.

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Photographing Flowers and Other Small Wonders

April 23, 2014

One photographer finds joy in photographing flowers, insects and other tiny elements of nature.

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Love of a Mother

April 23, 2014

The love of a mother who cherished flowers is still on display with each new blossom.

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Homesteading in West Virginia

March 18, 2014

For one family, a life of homesteading in West Virginia offers the rewarding challenge of growing fresh food on the rocky clay hillsides.

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Beautiful Weeds: Learning to Love Dandelions

March 18, 2014

A child’s innocence wins in one man’s battle for a beautiful lawn and causes him to love dandelions, too.

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Mysterious Plants Can Mean Years of Digging up Clues

January 23, 2014

A new house often comes with new, mysterious plants that require a sense of adventure and a lot of detective work.

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Wisconsin Farm Family Stayed Busy

December 19, 2013

Early 20th century Wisconsin farm family worked year-round to keep farm and family afloat.

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A Truck With a Mind of its Own

December 19, 2013

The truck with a mind of its own wouldn’t play nice with the neighbors, but the neighbors shrugged it off.

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Southern Chocolate Gravy

December 19, 2013

Breakfast of Southern chocolate gravy and biscuits brings back warm winter memories.

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