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.

Small-Town Store Brings Back Big Memories

June 17, 2014

Childhood memories are brought to life in a newly opened small-town store.

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Quality Family Time at the Pond

June 16, 2014

A backyard pond is the perfect place for some quality family time.

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Town Signs Signal a Simpler Way of Life

June 16, 2014

Locals and visitors alike appreciate the plethora of town signs in rural California.

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Barn-Painting Parties: Fun Community Farming Projects

June 9, 2014

This group goes beyond planting, pitching in for all of the community farming projects.

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Chicken Personalities Come to Life at Purple Paw Ranch

May 21, 2014

Ranching couple has fun watching chicken personalities come to life, most notably that of their rooster boss.

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Learning to Bake Pioneer Bread

May 21, 2014

What makes Pioneer Bread, also known as salt-rising bread, so wildly popular?

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A School All About Mules

April 24, 2014

Students come from around the world to share Jehnet Carlson’s knowledge and enthusiasm about mules.

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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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