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People and profiles from rural America

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The Hayfield

By Mary Carton

Memory of hauling hay the hard way. Spring flowers are in bloom and historic walking tours have started.


Spring 2016 in the Shoals

By Mary Carton

A warm Christmas with spring blooming shrubs, followed by a cold new year is similar to one a few years back. Daffodils are in full bloom. The hooligans tackle an intruding groundhog.


Agricultural Easements Available

By the GRIT staff

Agricultural easements are available to Illinois landowners to help protect wildlife habitat and agricultural land.


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Going Once, Going Twice, Gone

By Lois Hoffman

Farm auctions are a colorful way to spend a day and also a good way to find something you are looking for or to dispense of something you don't want any longer.


Community Help After the Storms

By Faithful Homesteader

I recently was able to witness how people came together to help those in need after tornadoes in the Dallas, Texas area devastated so many.


From Fear to Focused on Christ

By Liberty V Justice

Gratitude comes from being blessed by God, acknowledging that, and using what He gives me to serve y'all!


The Gift Of Self Is Greatest Gift

By Lois Hoffman

Sometimes the true meaning of the Christmas holiday gets lost in all the hustle and bustle when searching for the perfect gift when all you really need to do is give the gift of self.