Living the Country Life

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Andrew Lawler knows your chickens' ancestors
Every breed of chicken that has ever lived is descended from the wild and reclusive Red Junglefowl. It inhabits the remote forests of India – and Fitzgerald, Georgia. Andrew Lawler is a...
Debbie Rutt teaches organic gardening to prison inmates
Debbie Rutt of Wilsonville, Oregon teaches organic gardening to other women. You could say she has a “captive” audience – they’re inmates of the Coffee Creek Correctional...
Betsy Babcock started a multi-farm business with five chickens
Betsy Babcock and her husband Bryan bought five-acres of land on the western edge of the Catskills in Franklin, New York. Their new hobby farm included sheep, chickens, and a few pigs. They also...
A Tennessee couple educates farm visitors with a “goat to garment” tour
Beth Bohnert had always dreamed of having her own little farm. When Beth and her husband Brett moved to Tazewell, Tennessee, a few years ago, they found a 38-acre fixer-upper. Most of the terrain is...
Duane Dahl wants to connect you with a local farmer
So where does your food come from? Duane Dahl of Seattle, Washington had that question too, and founded a website called “Agrilicious” to connect consumers with local and organic farmers...
A New York woman is teaching kids about agriculture her way
Charlene Spoth of Clarence, New York, was an ag education major in college. But when she and her husband, Patrick, took over her family’s farm, Charlene wanted to teach agriculture her way,...
How one family is utilizing their 25-acre farm for classic sleigh rides and more!
Business Partners, Joyce and Ken Wood, have been making memories with their horse drawn carriage business for over 42 years. Wood Acres Farm is centrally located in Terryville,...
An Iowa woman is telling the female story of agriculture through her camera lens
When Marji Guyler-Alaniz of Urbandale, Iowa, sat down to watch the 2013 Super Bowl, she had no idea that it would totally change her career path. She was awestruck by Paul Harvey’s “God...
A California family goes out on a limb to provide the best walnuts
Olivia Wenger of Paso Robles, California, is keeping a close eye on the drought situation. Her family farm is Limerock Orchards, which includes 23-acres of heirloom English walnut trees. The trees...
Elizabeth Millard grows vegetables in the wintertime
Elizabeth Millard and her partner Karla Pankow run Bossy Acres, a 5-acre community supported agriculture operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They started the farm in late summer and got the soils...