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.

Southern Chocolate Gravy

December 19, 2013

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

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My Fruitcake Adventure

November 21, 2013

She poured her heart and a fortune in glazed fruit into a beloved ancestral recipe.

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Take Care of Him, Lord

September 18, 2013

His son’s first days of school were lessons in faith and fatherhood.

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Ghosts in the Floorboards

July 17, 2013

A young couple’s ancestral farmhouse tells a story of built-to-last spirit in Shelby, North Carolina.

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Photos of Nature Reveal Overlooked World

May 15, 2013

Even an abandoned lot can be beautiful if you look closely enough. Author Anna Blout shares nature photos she captured in the most unlikely place.

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The Buttermilk Biscuit Legacy

May 15, 2013

Grandma’s secret ingredient continues to connect her family through the generations.

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Park Provides Alligators Refuge in Alabama

April 22, 2013

Alligator Alley, a low-impact wildlife refuge in Summerdale, Alabama, gives troublesome reptilians a second chance and educates the public.

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Miracle of Life: A Baby Goat

March 22, 2013

A visit to the farm during kidding season teaches her son valuable lessons.

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Building a Cabin

March 21, 2013

This pastor had no experience in log construction, but that didn’t stop him.

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Dogs: Man’s Best Friend

February 21, 2013

Photos of dogs and the people who love them.

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