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.

The Meanest Bull in the Township…Or So They Thought

August 25, 2015

On a hot summer day, even a “big mean bull” couldn’t keep us from the swimming hole.

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Discover a Bridge to Adventure

July 23, 2015

Summer on Oregon’s Illinois River took my son and me from one swimming hole to the next.

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History Lessons in a One-Room Schoolhouse

July 23, 2015

Class is still in session for this retired teacher who gives history
lessons in a one-room schoolhouse.

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The Chapel In The Woods

July 23, 2015

Nestled along a country road, All Saints Chapel welcomes visitors of all Christian denominations and faiths.

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I Thank God For Country Life

June 9, 2015

This farm girl through and through will never forget that home is the best place on earth.

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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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