Yes, we are here!

At GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-803-7096 or by email. Stay safe!




Sarah Joplin 

The Yellow Barn

By Sarah Joplin

Occupation: Art Sales & Publishing

Place of Residence: Mid-Missouri

Background: Born in Mid-Missouri, Sarah spent her first 10 years in the heartland before she headed to the east coast in the 1980s and took the long way home via Boston, France, Colorado and California. The saying “You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” applies to her. She now spends much of her time at Redbud Farm, the family farm that was her father’s until his passing in 2003. Though she’s traveled and continues to enjoy doing so, speaks French and is involved in an art business in California, Sarah is equally happy home-making and getting her hands in the dirt. In fact, all of the varied experiences she has had only serve to deepen her appreciation for time on the farm. Writing and time in nature have always kept Sarah present and centered, while gardening and fresh-picked food preparation and preservation have only deepened her connection to the land.

Current Projects: Completing the refurbishment of the lower portion of the barn and building out a shop space. That will position us to build out the studio in the upstairs loft which, when complete, will likely be nicer than the farmhouse. We’ll be raising chickens as meat birds come spring 2020.






Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters


click me