People and profiles from rural America
Try using a no-dig method to help build a healthy soil community in your garden.

Farm Specializes in Making Apple Cider
Virginia couple grow heirloom varieties of apples to use in making hard cider.
railroad crossing | The Pacific and Southern Train
Arkansas Girl remembers laying in bed on cold winter nights listening to the trains whistle.
Highway Bridge From Summer to Winter
With summer behind us, Mary looks forward to enjoying the holiday festivities.

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Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

Live trees, LED lights and reusable gift bags are only a few of many environmentally friendly christmas decorating ideas.


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