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.

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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Joy in Becoming Park Volunteers

December 14, 2014

From vacation to retirement, husband and wife enjoying life as park volunteers.

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Homesteading in the City with Theresa Loe

December 1, 2014

From her home in Los Angeles, Loe is proof that homesteading in the city is possible!

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Wild Horses in Colorado

November 14, 2014

Judy Barnes found her true calling caring for the wild horses in Colorado who roam its high desert.

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Garden Joke at Harvest Time Gives Neighbors a Laugh

October 15, 2014

This garden joke played out with a case of mistaken vegetable identity.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving Family Traditions on the Farm

October 14, 2014

Each year, they gather at the farm for delicious food and Thanksgiving family traditions.

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Harvesting Peaches at Pennsylvania Family Farm

September 24, 2014

At Fairplain Farm, planting and harvesting peaches is a fruitful family tradition.

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Growing Chestnuts in Michigan

September 24, 2014

These Michigan producers have been growing chestnuts for nearly two decades.

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Old Family Recipe for Mustard Pickles Brings Joy

September 17, 2014

Mother and daughter relish the rebirth of a treasured old family recipe.

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Chris Ramsey’s Wooden Hats

August 29, 2014

Wooden hats aren’t the only thing this talented wood turner makes.

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