Living the Country Life

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What's your favorite card game? Every Christmas the extended Freese family plays 500. We set up card tables and split into pairs. Younger kids learn by sitting with an adult for a few years...
Learn some new carving tips and tricks to create pumpkins with personality
Radio interview source: "Stoney", Owner, Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Figuring out a design to carve into a pumpkin can be tricky. We talked with an...
Stay close to shorelines for the best discoveries.
Radio interview source: Steve Lewis, Native American Artifact Collector, American Arrowhead Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Native Americans left behind stone tools and other...
Before duct tape, super glue and safety pins, humans relied on strong knots to hold things together. Anyone can learn to tie a few knots that will serve many purposes.
Radio interview source: John Sherry, Knot Expert Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Knot tying dates back to over 10,000 years. Knots were used to tie fish...
Most mushroom hunters are well-aware of when the morels are out. But spring isn't the only mushroom season. You'll find even more kinds of edible fungi in the fall.
The three pictures you see at the left are typical edible fall mushrooms. Read the full story below or listen to the radio mp3.   Radio interview source: David Fischer, Mycologist...
We love hearing from our listeners, and sharing their stories with you. Today we're featuring John Kallas,whose exploration as a child led to his career today.
Radio interview source: John Kallas, Instructor/Author, Wild Food Adventures Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Kids love to explore and pretend, especially...
Camping with your horse allows access to trails that you may not otherwise get to experience. Plan ahead, select a campsite, and get ready for an adventure.
Radio interview source: Gary White, Camper Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Camping is a popular way to enjoy the outdoors and bringing along a horse adds to...
It's satisfying to refurbish a worn-out piece of furniture. If you enjoy weaving and working with your hands, learn the art of chair caning.
Radio interview source: Jim Widess, Owner, The Caning Shop Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Chair caning, rush seat weaving, and splint seats are terms used...
Our nation's trail system is growing and always in need of folks to help. With just a few clicks on a website, you'll find information on how you can get involved.
Radio interview source: Stuart MacDonald, National Trails Training Partnership Manager, American Trails Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   In Iowa, we there is...