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.
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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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Real Christmas Tree

Environmentally Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

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


The Buck Stops Here


HummingbirdCountry Moon
By Lois Hoffman

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