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.

Honoring Arbor Day Foundation Trees

February 3, 2016

When I lost my favorite tree in a windstorm, I knew there was only one thing I could do.

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The Stitch and Chatter Club

January 19, 2016

Quilt squares found at a yard sale in California come home to Iowa.

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Great Memories of Ice Fishing

January 5, 2016

Despite what you might think, ice fishing was a warm, wonderful adventure for our entire family.

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The Art Behind Making Bread

January 5, 2016

A wooden spoon, a pair of hands and time turn simple ingredients into a delicious work of art.

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Tracking Animals in the Snow

January 5, 2016

Tracks reveal the busy lives of animals, and winter is the best time to see them. Master tracker Paul Rezendes tells you how to read these…

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A Very Merry Wedding

December 2, 2015

The church of my husband’s childhood was the perfect place for our December ceremony.

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This Restored Antique Sleigh Resulted in Unforgettable Experiences

December 2, 2015

Dash through the snow and revisit Christmases past in a vintage one-horse open sleigh.

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Hitch Up the Haflingers

October 28, 2015

Instead of buying motorcycles, we tackled the Great Western Cattle Trail with a team of horses.

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Signs Of Lancaster County

October 28, 2015

Crafted by hand, these signs point travelers along rural Pennsylvania roads to the Amish way of life.

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Five Months Of Thanksgiving Preparations

September 28, 2015

Holiday season began in mid-July when Grandma-Ma fired up the canning stove in her summer kitchen.

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