Living the Country Life

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This guy loves having flies around his place
Millions of tons of food in the United States ends up in our landfills. Patrick Pittaluga of Atlanta, Georgia would rather it end up feeding fish and farm animals. Patrick is starting a business...
An Arizona man went from designing small farms to one of his own
Erich Schultz worked with a landscape design firm in Phoenix, Arizona, focusing on high-end residential and commercial landscaping. One of his projects integrated farms into neighborhoods. Erich...
A Nebraska couple provides customers with medicinal herbs
Nicole Saville has a passion for sustainable agriculture and herbal medicine. When she and her husband Paul moved to Lincoln, Nebraska a few years ago, they rented a half-acre plot of land from...
This West Virginia couple grows blueberries and taps maple syrup in the mountains
Linda Zimmer and her husband Don Olson live on 80-acres in Blue Rock, West Virginia. Their farm sits at a three-thousand-foot elevation in the mountains, which creates a perfect climate for growing a...
The livelihood of a Washington State man depends on the fragrance of a purple flower
Mike Reichner spent 18-years as a Washington State park ranger. When he decided it was time to leave that career and put down some roots, he bought land near Sequim, Washington. The farm boy in him...
Todd Geisert is creating a local foods powerhouse
The pigs on Todd Geisert’s farm in Washington, Missouri are free to roam around and play in the sunshine and fresh air. Little has changed in the way hogs have been raised on the family farm...
This upstate New York woman talks about her plans and advice on owning new land
Like most country women, Toby Wollin of Norwich, New York, has many skills. A couple of years ago, Toby and her husband Darryl Wood bought 123 acres of abandoned farmland – and her skill set...
Scott Roush uses ancient techniques to create blades
Scott Roush of Ashland, Wisconsin, is a blacksmith. Through his work he’s also become a bladesmith. He uses fire and a hammer to create artful, useful, heirloom steel blades for knives, axes,...
Kara Brook farms exclusively for her bees
Kara Brook lives on the east coast of Maryland, and uses beeswax in her artwork. One day she accidentally boiled over a big vat of the wax and decided it would be more sustainable to raise her own...
This young woman is allergic to the subject of her future plans
Lexi Delaney has been around hogs and cattle all of her life. She grew up raising the animals on the family farm near DeWitt, Iowa. Lexi showed pigs in 4-H and FFA, and is now an animal science major...