Living the Country Life

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This Iowa woman went through a high tunnel learning curve
In 2010, Sara Pearson and a few of her girlfriends put up a high tunnel on her family’s farm in Wesley, Iowa. She planted vegetables and enjoyed the benefits of an extended planting and...
This New Jersey woman rescues the baby goats nobody else wants
Leanne Lauricella of Annandale, New Jersey, drove by cute little farms every day on her commute to New York City for what she calls a very stressful job.  One day she stopped to visit a farm...
This Indiana family found home and a sense of community on their perfect farm
As soon as they saw the little blue house, the pasture, the creek, and the barn, Carrie and Jerod Davis knew they found home. The young couple wanted away from the city where they spent the majority...
Two men bought a farm that came with birds and a couple of old goats
Greg Graves was out helping his friend dig some topiary at a nursery near Graham, Washington, and was captivated by the charm of the century-old farmhouse, gardens, pasture, and mature trees. When it...
An Iowa campground is taking camp cuisine to a new level
When Keith Helland goes camping, there’s fishing, hiking, and s’mores. And gardening. Keith and his wife JoAnne live in their RV at Three Fingers Campground near Forest City, Iowa,...
This Illinois couple raises alpacas and spins their fleece into clothing
Stan and Janetta Bauer of Bloomington, Illinois, started out raising sheep on their acreage. They hoped to spin the wool into yarn. But sheep weren’t the perfect fit the couple was looking for...
This Oregon man can show you how to farm on 5 acres or less
Josh Volk worked as an engineer in the Silicon Valley of California, and also volunteered in gardens that were growing in the poor areas of East Palo Alto. He saw the positive impact those gardens...
An Illinois couple tested the market and found a clear direction for their farm
Chris Wyant had a dream of owning a farm to provide food for the family and live off the land. He and his wife Audra and their young son had been living in town, but got to a point where they were...
This Vermont man is learning life lessons from his honeybees
It’s the little things in life that count. The little things on Ross Conrad’s property in Middlebury, Vermont, are thousands of honeybees. He has 100 hives and the insects are teaching...
An Oregon woman has a successful business pairing goats and yoga
Lainey Morse owns some beautiful land near Corvalis, Oregon. While hosting a child’s birthday party, she struck up a conversation with a parent who was a yoga instructor. With the scenic view...