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A Kansas man is leaving his grandchildren an unusual inheritance
When you talk about leaving an inheritance to family members, most people think of it in terms of money. But Jerry Botts’ grandkids are getting trees. Not just any trees – valuable black...
A West Virginia man is making sure everyone can have fresh food
Community supported agriculture programs, or CSA’s, are a great way to get fresh food every week from the farm. Most offer specific seasonal produce. Mike Kwasniewski of Beverly, West Virginia...
Lance Chastain created a you-pick reservation system for his berry customers
Lance and Elizabeth Chastain bought their acreage near Sedan, Kansas because they thought the meadows and timberland were pretty, and it would make a fine recreational area for family and friends....
A New York woman has turned a man's hunting cabin into her own retreat
Move over, man cave. Here comes the “she shed”. Women all over the country are finding their own sanctuaries in backyard sheds, treehouses, even converted chicken coops. You could...
A Michigan family helps thousands of people with their compost farm
Most farmers have a compost pile that they add to after they clean manure out of the barn, mow, or rake leaves. Jim and Sandra Tuthill of South Lyon, Michigan compost their yard waste – and...
A Wisconsin woman melds homesteading and chiropractic care
Crystal Schmidt of Hudson, Wisconsin grew up hunting, foraging, and tending to a garden and beehives. For her, it was a natural step to become a homesteader as an adult. Crystal and her fiancé...
Two brothers in Vermont are bringing wooden boats back on the water
It’s not every day you see a wooden boat on the water. Justin Martin and his brother Ian caught the boat-building bug while working for a canoe company in high school. Today, the two own a...
An Alabama couple is running the family farm as naturally as they can
JMB farms of Samson, Alabama has been in the Baxley family for 100-years. Joseph Baxley and his wife Melissa are the fourth generation to work the 80-acres of timberland and pasture. Joseph says...
A Georgia couple is providing the East coast with fresh vegetables
Moore Farms has been a locally-owned family farm in Manor, Georgia, since the 1940s. The original 30-acres of land grew tobacco and corn. Over time, the farm grew into several hundred acres of row...
She's inspired by the "Sheep Queen of Wyoming"
There once was a sassy woman named Lucy Morrison Moore who homesteaded her own sheep on a ranch during the 1880’s in Wyoming. She was known as the “Sheep Queen of Wyoming”....