Living the Country Life

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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...
An Oregon family started a business trying to solve a skin problem
Dwight and Marilee Johnson tried everything they could to help their young son Chance find relief from eczema, an itchy skin inflammation. They found the remedy in their goat pen. The Bend, Oregon...
This Massachusetts woman's motto is “eat it to save it”
Eli Rogosa of Colrain, Massachusetts is a food anthropologist who wanted to bake with ancient, artisan wheats. But she couldn’t find any. Eli worked in Palestine and Israel in the winter for...
An Iowa man shares his secrets for getting produce ribbons at the state fair
Mike Meyer had a small garden as a kid and grew up proudly taking his produce to compete in the Illinois State Fair vegetable competitions. Mike and his wife Katie now live in Norwalk, Iowa, on a...
A Minnesota woman is restoring native habitats on her land
Lynn Steiner is a native plant horticulturist and author of a new book called “Grow Native”. Lynn and her husband Ted live on 18-acres north of Stillwater, Minnesota. It’s a 115-...
A Chicago man is raising fish and vegetables on asphalt
Benjamin Kant has no background in farming, but he is an entrepreneur. He became interested in growing things and decided to prove that urban farming can be profitable. His vision is to grow fresh...
A Texas couple found an interesting source of income on their hobby farm
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and quite often through a camera lens. Kelly and Charlie Gerszewski of Manvel, Texas were looking for a quiet place for themselves and their young...