Living the Country Life

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Jennifer Connell's invention is entertaining chickens around the world
The Connell family of Columbia, Missouri lives on 10-acres with chickens, horses, goats, and cattle. But it’s the chickens that are having all the fun, and the family is having a great time...
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Jennifer Connell's invention is entertaining chickens around the world
The Connell family of Columbia, Missouri lives on 10-acres with chickens, horses, goats, and cattle. But it’s the chickens that are having all the fun, and the family is having a great time...
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Peter Cook created a business thanks to family vacations in the wild
Peter Cook of Wolcottville, Indiana grew up taking a number of trips to Yellowstone National Park with his family. He became fascinated with the bison and did a lot of research. Peter eventually...
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This Virginia couple is making their dream farm the best it can be
Starting a small farm isn’t usually something you can jump right into. It’s been a winding road for Lyndsay and Brad Constable of Farmville, Virginia. They both had plenty of experience...
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Miriam Goldberger is bringing the wild back to gardening, one seed at a time
Before Europeans came to North America, wildflowers grew with wild abandon and knew how to survive for thousands of years. Miriam Goldberger and her husband Paul Jenkins are striving to bring them...
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Kristine Beck has dedicated her land to teach others about permaculture
Kristine Beck of Fountain City, Wisconsin, has a strong connection to family farmland on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. She bought 30-acres in 1994, but it took her a long time to...
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Dan Vollmer found a way to repurpose old barn wood along with its history
Sometimes what you want isn’t what you end up with, and Dan Vollmer of Omaha, Nebraska is grateful. He salvaged wood from an old barn to put down as flooring in his house – but there wasn...
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Deborah Marqui uses the tranquility of her gardens to help heal others
The power of healing doesn’t always come from medicine. Sometimes all you have to do is step out onto your front porch. That’s what Deborah Marqui discovered. She lives with her...
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John and Melissa wanted to help the bees, and in turn discovered a business opportunity
Melissa Hronkin and her partner John Hersman live on 38-acres in Ontonagon county in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Concerned with the honey bee crisis, they put in a large garden and 50 bee hives...
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John Metzer is hatching quite the poultry business in California
There is a growing movement in the restaurant industry to source more food locally. If you’ve eaten duck at a restaurant, chances are it was hatched at John Metzer’s hatchery, called...

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