People and profiles from rural America

Solar Heating Questions

By Jim Baker

As I started looking into solar heating, I came up with more questions than answers. Does solar heating really work? What's the best design? If you know, I'd love to hear from you!

Forward Progress, It Seems

By Jim Baker

The hunt for local resources to make my dream of a sustainable community farm come true.

More of the One Acre Farm

By Jim Baker

Dealing with the unpleasantness that life can bring.

The Return to Coldwater

By Mary Carton

September 11, 2001 is remembered, and Native Americans return to the homeland, Tuscumbia, during the Oka Kapassa Festival.


4-H Isn't Always About Competition

By Lois Hoffman

Competition is a big part of the 4-H program, but certainly not all of it. Kids learn valuable lessons that will last a lifetime, while still having fun.

Women in Farming

By Wendy Boe

Find out about women's roles in farming, as increased in correlation to homesteads.

Coon Dogs, Zinnias, Hummingbirds, and Butterflies

By Mary Carton

Summer is winding down: hummingbirds are migrating; butterflies are plentiful and hitting my old-fashioned zinnias; the 79th anniversary of the Key Underwood Memorial Coon Dog Cemetery is celebrated.

Rocky Point Creamery

By Kelly White

A visit to this dairy-farm-turned-ice-cream venture celebrates generational farmers in Timonium, Maryland.