5/17/2013 12:58:32 PM
This redhead's love affair with muck boots.
5/15/2013 10:38:06 AM
No oats? Who knew? Visions of the cereal aisle danced in my head.
4/9/2013 12:23:30 PM
My pastor says that only babies like change. Mostly true. I'm looking forward to change, but hate to say goodbye. But when you're cultivating a dream, goodbyes are necessary.
3/31/2013 10:09:56 PM
On hot summer days, baling hay and stacking by hand was definately a chore, but with a faithful companion work always seemed more enjoyable.
3/28/2013 2:33:19 PM
Homesteading and growing vegetables took determination to cultivate and protect; prickly pear sauce used to fight scurvy.
3/23/2013 5:30:51 PM
I hate hunting when it is wasteful, but the brother in law insists he only shoots the old bachelors.
3/22/2013 5:46:43 PM
Ever have flashlights or anything else you need in an emergency disappear from its appointed spot. I found the best way to survival living in the country is hiding those things I'm going to need when the lights go out.
3/15/2013 9:08:57 AM
Preparing a 40-year-old house to sell is a lot of work. But farming is more.
3/1/2013 10:46:10 AM
The arrival of Grit Magazine every month causes quite a stir. The girls page through and make BIG plans!!
2/28/2013 4:12:08 PM
Joke played out in Oklahoma homesteading days, as one man becomes responsible for most aspects of a country dance.
2/27/2013 8:29:09 PM
Starting a new life in a demanding occupation is risky. And scarey. Especially when you're AARP age. But that's what we're gonna do.
2/24/2013 11:12:31 AM
Catch a cowboy the old fashioned way - soup and medicinal tea!
2/11/2013 9:05:33 AM
In a small town, we like to know everything about everyone at all times, and we are not subtle about how to obtain such information.
1/15/2013 9:39:02 PM
Who knew finding a worm could bring such joy?
1/11/2013 2:04:52 PM
A late greeting and a wonderful Farmer's Tribute Video.
1/9/2013 9:43:28 AM
Who knew that fast 10mph on a tractor would propel Tom into cartoonish proportions?
1/1/2013 9:08:56 PM
Visiting a pro can be intimidating. Not when you're sharing a cold glass of water on a warm North Carolina day.
12/19/2012 6:27:25 AM
Tractor owners who live 700 miles away take 36-hour-trip to crank her up.
12/15/2012 12:46:07 AM
If you taught you taw a puddie tat, it may not be Sylvester Cat: it may just be your friendly local feral dropping by for a wee bite 'o gopher...
12/11/2012 8:23:00 AM
Ever make a big mistake in farming? Like going to a farm show that sells to mega-millionaires? We made that mistake, Trying not to make too many more. Then, we can always dream.
12/8/2012 11:32:47 AM
'Proliferation' and 'Pink Flamingos' don't commonly appear in the same sentence - but in our rural area, they DO!
12/4/2012 8:08:52 PM
Who knew that chickens came equipped with beaks and feathers? All I'd ever seen was a packaged, fleshy substance. It all began with our magazine deluge.
11/29/2012 1:45:18 PM
Everyone had a job to do during the second World War. This woman took care of her boys while their father served in the Navy.
11/28/2012 3:50:33 PM
Horse charges at outhouse while it is occupied.
11/27/2012 6:51:29 PM
Imagine my surprise when I met a cow assassin. I guess there are a few. Those of us in pre-packaged, fast-food land really don't know where our food comes from, but I learned a lot.
11/19/2012 7:54:43 PM
Sending off our soil samples began the gestation period for our farm. We're looking forward to the day we can
11/14/2012 11:17:34 AM
Even though family is gone, memories of Thanksgiving's past warm the heart, as friends offer a place at the table.
11/5/2012 11:41:14 AM
Funny story about a WAVE after the second World War, oleo vs. creamery butter, and rationing.
10/29/2012 6:56:20 PM
Contemplating storms from my rocking chair by the wood stove.
10/26/2012 10:54:46 AM
From the ancient auroch to modern cattle breeds, learn more about beautiful bovines.
10/23/2012 11:10:53 AM
This aging student is ready to be finished with classes and start digging in the dirt again!
10/4/2012 3:50:20 PM
Second husband delivers message on conscripted man's fate in Union Army and becomes woman's second husband and author's grandfather.
9/30/2012 3:32:31 PM
Like the song says, everywhere you look are signs. I enjoy the silly ones, the crazy ones, and the unintentionally funny ones. Part I of a series featuring some of my favorites.
9/28/2012 3:22:28 PM
Girls use the outhouse for a regular game of Monopoly.
9/27/2012 1:15:53 PM
Nebraskan shares interesting tidbits about margarine and other facets of life during the Second World War.
9/27/2012 12:54:59 PM
Nebraskan remembers being urged to grow beans for the war effort, and laughing because her aunt already grew a large market garden.
9/27/2012 12:48:39 PM
Californian relates a story about a neighbor's clothesline faux pas during the Second World War.
9/13/2012 12:19:59 PM
Another addition to the farm.
8/29/2012 2:45:26 PM
Girl gets a surprise when she tries to hide from doing dishes.
8/29/2012 11:48:18 AM
Girls don't want to do dishes, so dad pretends to be a ghost.
8/29/2012 11:44:46 AM
Dish washing was the perfect time to escape to the outhouse.
8/29/2012 11:39:54 AM
Brother gets confused when told to take paper to Mrs. Jones.
8/29/2012 11:36:56 AM
Family names their outhouse Mrs. Jones, which is their neighbor's name also.
8/29/2012 11:26:04 AM
Grandpa tells kids the outhouse is the 'Sheriff's Office'
8/29/2012 11:19:06 AM
Little boy thinks the outhouse would make a great fishhouse.
8/28/2012 4:50:05 PM
Girl confuses outhouse with clothes closet.
8/28/2012 4:40:49 PM
A little girl inspires family to call the outhouse a funny nickname.
8/27/2012 4:52:57 PM
A family name translates to "outhouse."`
8/27/2012 4:48:56 PM
A young girl confuses the outhouse for a birdhouse.
8/24/2012 4:21:42 PM
A friend gets a surprise when he asks about the toilet paper.
8/24/2012 1:13:58 PM
Woman reflects on two outhouse experiences while abroad.
8/24/2012 1:10:30 PM
Utah woman remembers a strange double-decker outhouse.
8/23/2012 9:48:17 AM
Everything you ever wanted to know — but were afraid to ask — about all kinds of animal droppings.
8/23/2012 9:15:38 AM
Rainy days call for pulling on dad’s work boots and jumping in the mud.
8/20/2012 4:03:18 PM
Teenage girls found fun in pasting jokes on outhouse walls.
8/20/2012 3:58:58 PM
An outhouse was made special with painted walls and lights.
8/8/2012 3:26:25 PM
I let Uffie write her own post. What was I thinking?
7/31/2012 10:59:58 AM
Our farm animals decided to host their own Olympics, and the wild birds covered the event.
7/30/2012 5:07:39 PM
On a Kansas homestead, one husband wakes up to find a hilarious ordeal involving the local rats stealing eggs.
7/20/2012 2:34:41 PM
Teachers supervised the larger outhouses at school.
7/20/2012 2:20:43 PM
A mother had a window and curtains to keep the outhouse updated.
7/10/2012 4:19:11 PM
Modern advances have made outhouses more comfortable.
7/10/2012 1:05:49 PM
Some rural outhouses were fancier than others with curtains and regular cleanings.
7/10/2012 9:41:30 AM
One of our hens, Uffie, decides to give a speech on Independence Day. She does pretty well, but gets some of her facts wrong, making an amusing story.
7/9/2012 4:10:56 PM
Outhouses played an important role on the homestead before running water was readily available.
7/9/2012 3:10:26 PM
Rural outhouses had many practical and economical qualities.
7/9/2012 2:32:55 PM
Nature made outhouses more or less enjoyable depending on the weather.
7/9/2012 2:12:22 PM
Catalog pages were put to good use in rural outhouses.
7/9/2012 2:01:06 PM
Rural outhouses were a staple of a bygone era.
6/26/2012 12:38:34 PM
Passamaquoddy finally finds the dragon that he has been searching for, or does he?
6/11/2012 4:37:33 PM
Family’s only fuel for one-room dugout was dried buffalo chips.
5/30/2012 2:17:51 PM
Father uses crying children and fear of smallpox outbreaks to send unwanted guests packing.
5/24/2012 3:57:17 PM
Wendy shares some humorous thoughts on how to tell when you're a farmer's wife.
5/14/2012 2:39:55 PM
Slate boards and pencils were important in one-room schoolhouses.
5/14/2012 2:17:58 PM
Remembers pungent paste used in one-room schoolhouse.
5/1/2012 2:52:03 PM
antics with wildlife, feeder frenzy,
3/28/2012 11:08:02 AM
Wondering if you really live in the country? Lou Ann's essay may help you determine just how country you really are.
3/9/2012 9:24:14 AM
Iowan recalls making a 150-mile trip in his father's cantankerous Model T truck during the depression era.
2/29/2012 10:14:00 AM
Missourian recalls her family harvesting berries and wild grapes to make grape jam during the depression era
2/29/2012 9:14:36 AM
Man recalls growing up in Western Kansas during the Depression Era, and joking about dust storms
2/29/2012 8:40:00 AM
Illinois man describes ways that people ignored the 18th Amendment in Chicago during the depression era
2/28/2012 10:50:13 AM
A humorous story of waking up retired vintage farm equipment.
2/27/2012 10:50:21 AM
Colorado woman recalls the telephone on her farm as a child, which was wired as a private line to her grandma's house.
2/25/2012 12:14:50 PM
The adventure of catching an escaped black horse at dusk.
2/22/2012 1:41:37 PM
Talking about the weather isn't small talk among country folks. It's all business and I quickly learned I needed to measure up.
2/20/2012 12:42:33 PM
An unusual resume submitted to Walnut Kitchen Homestead by an out-of-work hen
2/19/2012 11:52:28 PM
This blog post tells about the finished Lego project of Grandfather and Grandson, the beginning of spring cleaning, anticipation of starting seeds for the garden, and car repair.
2/16/2012 9:31:36 PM
The epic saga of me getting stuck in a snowdrift after we moved to our farm.
2/15/2012 11:27:54 AM
Oklahoma mother shares her young daughter's written account of spending the day with Grandma and Grandpa on their family farm
2/15/2012 10:06:52 AM
An Iowan recalls traditional Christmas pranks during her childhood on the family farm
2/15/2012 9:01:39 AM
An Alabama man recalls playing as a boy in the hay barn on his family farm
2/13/2012 12:21:26 PM
An Oregon woman tells the story of how Mother Hen, one of her Leghorn chickens, raised a clutch of orphaned ducklings
2/9/2012 11:39:12 AM
Iowa woman remembers how learning to plant more than they needed led to a bumper crop, and the solution to money problems on their family farm
2/9/2012 11:28:49 AM
An Alabama woman relates funny stories about learning how to cook, pick cotton, and other misadventures while learning to farm
2/9/2012 10:44:20 AM
A Missouri woman talks about how her mother's hard work around their family farm, and hobby of raising geese, sustained their family and helped put her through college
2/9/2012 10:36:19 AM
A Michigan woman tells how she raised chickens for farm fresh eggs, and relates a humorous anecdote about a close encounter with one of her family farm's roosters.
2/9/2012 10:26:42 AM
An Iowa woman relates the story of how keeping geese on her family farm was an electrifying experience
2/9/2012 10:19:45 AM
An Iowa woman recounts how her family farm's first cow escaped and had to be recaptured
2/9/2012 9:49:40 AM
One morning in the barnyard of her family farm, the author finds an orphan calf, and after looking for the mother, decides to raise it herself
2/9/2012 9:35:01 AM
Oregon woman relates how, as a child, her livestock often made life interesting on her family farm