Walking for Exercise, Spirtuality and Connection to Nature

By Lois Hoffman

From prayer walking to at-home videos, walking is the best exercise we can do and there are a variety of benefits for wellness.

Our View: Sow, Sow, Sow a Row

By Caitlin Wilson

Check out this letter to our readers from Group Editor Caitlin Wilson about planning for this year’s garden.

Pig House Turned Party Barn

Story and photos by Becky Hunt

An old swine shelter finds new life as a gathering spot for family and friends.

Go Green This Valentine’s Day

Courtesy Alpha Books

Love your sweetie and your planet with these organic ideas for Valentine’s Day, and make February, and the rest of the year, a bit more green.


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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