Winter Wassailing, Irish Wren Day and Preserving Local Tradition in Modern Times

By Brian Kaller

An American expat living in the Irish countryside uses a 2,000-year-old tale—along with a traditional winter wassail recipe—to reconnect to tradition.


How to Keep a Cut Christmas Tree Fresh

By Mary Murray, Windy Meadows Farm

If you've got your eye on a live tree, I'll share how-to’s we’ve learned over the years for keeping your tree green and safe through the season.


Little Wooden Bird Box

By GRIT readers

Read about how a low maintenance bird home brightened the backyard of one couple in Illinois.


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Cold Weather Vehicle Care and Driving Tips

Ward and Kammy Thurman

Keep your engines running and on the road with a little preparation and winter driving knowledge.


Candy Corn Stacking Game

By Lee Ann

Looking for some fall fun? Try this simple game for the whole family! Originally published in October of 2014


Tricks and Tips for a Safe Halloween

Courtesy American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Keep those little ghosts and goblins injury-free with these timely tips.


Our View: Feed the Birds

By Caitlin Wilson

Check out this letter to our readers from Group Editor Caitlin Wilson about childhood memories and adult bird watching.



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