People and profiles from rural America
All year long, lightning strikes are part of life in the country. Arm yourself with enough lightning and thunderstorm knowledge to prevent any harm being done.

2015 Homesteaders of the Year
Four families demonstrate their grit, determination and self-sufficiency to be named GRIT’s 2015 Homesteaders of the Year.

Gleaning Efforts Benefit Local Food Banks
Looking for community service projects or a place to donate extra produce? Consider gleaning fresh produce for your local food banks or food pantries.
Autumn Landscape on the Farm
Winter Work
It is not officially winter time in Texas, but we have been cold! This time of year after the fall back of the clock, the days seem shorter and the nights longer.

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We Just Lived in the Country and That is All

Arkansas Girl reminisces growing up in the country and working the land with her parents.


How to Set Up a Kerosene Lamp


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