Living the Country Life

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Getting ready to decorate your country home for the holidays? Don’t forget your rustic ties when ornamenting the tree you’ll live with for a whole month (or more). Try making Christmas just as...
Use branches as shelves. Place items in the thick foliage of the tree to display. Try using children’s cowboy boots, a small cowboy hat, antique stuffed animals, and knitted mittens as display...
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Learn some new carving tips and tricks to create pumpkins with personality
Radio interview source: "Stoney", Owner, Stoneykins.com Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Figuring out a design to carve into a pumpkin can be tricky. We talked with an...
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Sunny days and cool nights create beautiful fall color
Radio interview source: Karen Bennett, Extension Forestry Specialist, University of New Hampshire Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Karen Bennett is an extension forestry...
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We're featuring Janet Farrar Worthington, who wrote a book about her zany farm life adventures.
Radio interview source: Janet Farrar Worthington, Author, Bumble Creek Farm Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Janet Farrar-Worthington and her husband, Mark,...
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Before duct tape, super glue and safety pins, humans relied on strong knots to hold things together. Anyone can learn to tie a few knots that will serve many purposes.
Radio interview source: John Sherry, Knot Expert Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Knot tying dates back to over 10,000 years. Knots were used to tie fish...
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The clothes you wear to do chores and outdoor work should be considered as the right tools to get the job done. Rugged clothing should last a long time, but also be comfortable.
Radio interview source: Stephanie Pugliese, Senior Vice President, Duluth Trading Company Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   My favorite chore clothes are...
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The next time you make cider from apples, put a little kick in it. Hard cider is a classic American alcoholic beverage, and with the right equipment, you can make it.
Radio interview source: Carol Miles, Horticulture Extension Specialist, Washington State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Apple cider is delicious...
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Sally Yoder uses nature to help her walk on the wild side.
Radio interview source: Sally Yoder, Owner, Natural Designs Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Sally Yoder and her husband, Dennis, live on a family...
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Most mushroom hunters are well-aware of when the morels are out. But spring isn't the only mushroom season. You'll find even more kinds of edible fungi in the fall.
The three pictures you see at the left are typical edible fall mushrooms. Read the full story below or listen to the radio mp3.   Radio interview source: David Fischer, Mycologist...
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We love hearing from our listeners, and sharing their stories with you. Today we're featuring John Kallas,whose exploration as a child led to his career today.
Radio interview source: John Kallas, Instructor/Author, Wild Food Adventures Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Kids love to explore and pretend, especially...

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