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People and profiles from rural America

Festivals, Car Shows, Parades and Wheat Harvest 2013

By Mary Carton

Been a hectic three weeks with car shows and the Helen Keller Festival in my home town of Tuscumbia, Al. My computer has been giving me slow and lock up fits due to an overload of pictures that I hope gets solved with the addition of a second drive.


The Woods are on Fire

By Arkansas Girl

Whenever I see wild fires on the news, it reminds me of when I was growing up in rural Arkanas. While fires can be deadly, when we saw the woods burning, we were more than fascinated by the flames leaping over the trees and running through the forest


Not What I Expected, Only Better

By Pauline Hylton

Peeled Poplar Farm is not exactly The Ponderosa, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.


Fireflies At Close of Day

By Z.D. Brenton

"The Firefly Wakens; Waken Thou With Me," -- Alfred Lord Tennyson -- Help bring back the fireflies by sharing a mystical evening of family fun in the yard catching, studying, then releasing them back into the darkness to light Nature's Path.


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Plum Orchards and Blackberry Patches

By Arkansas Girl

I miss those summers when we were free to go berry and plum picking. It's been a long time since I've been in a berry patch or plum orchard, but I still have sweet memories of our raids on our neighbors' patches.


Homesteading With Children

By Meg with Modern Roots

Homesteading isn't just about the great produce, meat and connecting with the earth. It's about taking an educational moment to teach my children where healthy food truly comes from.


A Visit to the Garden of Eden

By Arkansas Girl

I wrote this blog with such fondness of spirit as I recalled how much fun it was to visit Cousin Callie's house, enjoy a delicious meal and bask in her down-to-earth sense of hospitality and generosity. Even the trip through the woods was a treat.


Home Water Filters By Swift Green

Press Release

Swift Green Filters, makers of home water filters, is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint.