Farm and Home

Practical advice for the farm and home. Household solutions, outdoor living, pets, poultry, livestock, outbuildings, and crops.

A Yearning for Land

By Mary Conley

We married young and moved to the city, where jobs and responsibilities to our four children choked out dreams of any other lifestyle.


Summer Dreams

By Kellsey Ann

Kellsey loves everything about summer, with the exception of triple digit temperatures. But even the dog days of summer help her dream about the future.


Soggy Bottom Blues: Tomato Blossom-End Rot

By Pam Tinnin

Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.


We Are Homesteaders

By Mary Conley

We have spent many days working outside from dawn to dusk while others our age are golfing, playing cards, and taking life easy. For us, there is immense fulfillment in growing our food.


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We Are All Pieces of an Intricate and Beautiful Puzzle

By Melissa V. Willis

Looking back on how I came upon this urban farming way of life shows a journey full of twists and turns ... and I couldn't be happier for it!


Starting Off Small

By Kellsey Ann

I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.


Why Move to the Country

By Nana

As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.


10 Things I Learned About Country Living, The Hard Way

By Nina

A former city slicker learns the pitfalls - or should I say "poop" falls - of becoming a country chick.



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