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.

Joy in Becoming Park Volunteers

June 17, 2014

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

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Recycled Garden Projects: From Salvage to Potting Shed

June 17, 2014

A family takes on one of the biggest recycled garden projects.

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Living in the Country is a Dream Come True

June 17, 2014

After a long-awaiting move out of suburbia, a family flourishes living in the country.

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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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