People and profiles from rural America
With trees turning green and gardens growing, springtime is the season that many look forward to most.

Covered Bridges, Good Neighbors, Remembering Loved Ones and More
Share our readers’ experiences with old-fashioned wooden covered bridges, good neighbors, recollections of loved ones, and more.
Skunk in the Water Well
Stinker’s dip in the family water well leaves behind skunk smell for months.
Moms Vintage Aprons
Mom's Vintage Aprons
Vintage aprons were more than just kitchen apron.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Community


Late Bloomer

Arbor Day is the perfect time to plant new trees around your home.


Choosing the Best Fencing for Your Homestead


Amy GreeneLife in the Greene House
By Amy Greene

Shop Grit
  • Width: 11'-0" Depth: 13'-6"
  • Standard Foundation - Concrete
  • Height floor to peak - 11'-7"
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • Unique roof design with skylight
  • Convenient dressing room and servicing area
  • Perfect storage for …
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  • Two sizes -12' x 13'-2 1/2", 16' x 13'-2 1/2"
  • Designed to cover an existing deck or patio or used as a pavilion
  • Can be built with standard lumber
  • Plan includes an alternate bench design
  • Complete list of m…
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The "little house out back" is not only a part of our architectural heritage, but was a vital component of the working household of its era. Experience decorating the "uptown" outhouse, hiding from ch…

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