Extras (Secondary Menu)
Surprising and sometimes unwanted visitors are not uncommon.
What happens when farm kids grow up?
Sacrificing fashion for function on the farm
A farmer boy’s first time hunting takes an unexpected turn.
A mom worries if she’s depriving her children of nostalgic experiences on the farm.
Regional differences and similarities
Accentuating the positives
A clandestine online search
Life as Older Parents
In search of a sense of place
Appeasing a city slicker on the farm
A Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer
unexpectedly shows up at the farm in the middle of a storm, and the family dog steals the show.
Small towns can be intimate
in ways you might not expect.
I squeeze myself into a tiny chair next to a knee-high table. It’s the same Pre-K classroom where, it seems like only yesterday, my sons were cutting out Valentines with safety scissors and napping on Kindermats. Beside me is our…
It’s not all cherry pie, but there are many reasons to be thankful for rural life.
The good old days of ghouls and goblins
Putting inheritance money to good use.
Keeping the weight off is harder here
The Truth About Farmhouses
When life takes a break
"Lazarus, come forth!"
Coming to terms with sounding “country”
Baseball in the country
A farm wife makes peace with leaving Atlanta
I have fond yet vaguely disturbing memories of the college student who – devoid of a job or any income – charged not one but two pairs of expensive cowboy boots to a credit card in a single afternoon. I…
The hay harvest is a stressful time
I once gave a friend a few quotes for a parenting article she was doing for a women’s magazine. Because the magazine discouraged its writers from interviewing other writers as its “real parents,” she described me as “a farmer’s wife.”…
… and that’s what worries their mothers.
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