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Candy Kage

Candy's Farmhouse Pantry Candy Kage, Oquawka, Illinois Born and raised into a large family of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Growing up on a farm learning from parents who grew or made most of everything we had. Learning lifetime skills. Current Projects: Dehydration, canning, raising ...

Kathryn Randall

Writing with a Sense of Place By Kathryn Randall Writing has been a passion of Kathryn’s since she wrote her first story about anthills many decades ago. The purchase of a 40-acre farm in 1986 in southwestern Pennsylvania fulfilled another passion for herself and her husband. Now she ...

Erin Sheehan

Homespun Life in the City By Erin Sheehan I was raised to appreciate simple things – home canned jelly, homemade bread, and vegetables from the garden. My parents passed down to me the values and skills they learned from their parents. I live in an urban area in upstate New York, but my ...

Nina

City Slicker to Country Chick By Nina Nina took the test to become a Chicago police officer on a dare – who knew she would be doing it for almost 28 years! But after sustaining a career ending injury, in addition to a divorce after 16 years of marriage, she was ready for a change. Eager ...

Susan Berry

Live, Love, Farm By Susan Berry, Horticulturist/Homesteader I live and work on Itzy Bitzy Farm, which was born out of a dream and perseverance. I am a fourth generation Massachusetts resident. My husband, Don, and I owned and operated a 4-acre farm in North Carolina for eight years, where ...

Lydia Phipps

The Farmhouse Front Porch By Lydia Phipps I've lived in Eastern KY my entire life, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. My family and I have always had a garden and we've always had animals! I've been an RN for six years and I love it — I love helping people. But, farming and ...

Michelle R.

Farm Girl in Training By Michelle R. I am told all the time that it costs too much to eat healthy, so I am on a mission to see how many of my family’s favorites I can recreate without all the chemicals that we can’t pronounce. Join me and my family as we embark on our backyard farming ...

Tracy

Redmon Woods By Tracy I used to have sand and chlorine running through my veins. Now, it’s hay and mud. In 2013, my husband and I left the Southern California desert and moved to a cattle ranch in northwest Washington. We started slowly, but it didn’t take long to catch the ...

Lori DeYoung

The Healing Homesteader By Lori DeYoung Lori DeYoung is a “young” baby boomer who grew up with depression-era, middle-aged parents who adopted her in 1961 at the age of two months. Lori still lives in her childhood home, located in the small rural village of Fithian (population: 500) ...

Ricardo Elisiario

Homey Gardening By Ricardo Elisiário Occupation: Freelance writer Place of Residence: Sintra, Portugal Background: Master Agricultural Engineer Current Projects: Content creation and copywriting for a few websites Ricardo Elisiário is a frenetic freelance writer for hire. He ...

Katherine Grossman

Granny Miller By Katherine Grossman Katherine Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. But for the last 30 years, Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural Western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden and knit mittens, makes a killer ...

Chris Otto

Papergreat: Farm Life By Chris Otto Chris Otto and his family live in York, Pennsylvania, where he is a newspaper editor. He has lived in Pennsylvania for most of his life and has great love and appreciation for rural and farm lifestyles. In addition to writing about farming history here, ...

Melissa V. Willis

Sky Minded and Ever Growing By Melissa V. Willis Sky Minded & Ever Growing is a space where I share all of our adventures in urban farming! I document, through stories and photos, our slow and constant journey from a life built around consumerism and instant gratification to something a ...

Christine Nelson

Nelsons Edible Acres By Christine Nelson In the fall of 2013, we made the move out to our little piece of heaven, eight acres outside Topeka, Kansas. My husband Jacob and I both grew up in the city, but had begun to long for rural life. We wanted to raise our children where they had room ...

Keri-Lynn Oelrich

Plum Perfect By Keri-Lynn Oelrich Tired of their children spending all their time “wanting things,” Keri-Lynn and her husband up and moved their family to a little bit of acreage in Kelowna, British Columbia, where they grow plums and raise goats and chickens. Now the family works ...

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