People and profiles from rural America

Anniversary at the Fair

By Jerry

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair is coming up in Belton, TX, and for the second year in a row my wife and I will be there!

Experiencing Fry Night

By Lois Hoffman

A group of farmers around here have gotten together in a barn-turned-man-cave for over 20 years. Once a year, they fry everything in sight and call it "fry night." This was my first experience.

The Shoals Celebrates the Christmas Season

By Mary Carton

When you live in the hit record capital of the world, you see a lot of Muscle Shoals music at the many Christmas events in the Shoals area.

New Year, New Us

By Erin C

With the New Year comes resolutions, and I have a plan for mine this time.


Thoughts On The Season

By Lois Hoffman

Sometimes during this special time of year, when it gets down to crunch time, we forget that what is stressing us most can be our greatest blessings.

How to Have a More Fulfilling Christmas

By Jamie Cearley, PhD

Don't leave your emotions and your wallets hollow on December 26th. Try these 8 actions for a more fulfilling Christmas this year.

My Online Homesteading Community

By Faithful Homesteader

I find a great amount of support from my online homesteading community.

Looking Ahead

By Erin C

While 2016 offered up bad news seemingly without end, it also gave us some inspiration.