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How Does This Dairy Farmer Deal With Loss of Life?

Krista Stauffer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Krista Stauffer

I had shut off farmer's alarm clock. To be honest, I still don't even remember when he had got in the house the night before. It was sometime after I had gone to bed at eleven.

To Walk a Cow

Karin Schott | Posted 08.14.2016 | Divorce
Karin Schott

As a stay-at-home mom, who had to return to the lagging labor market after my divorce, finding work was a challenge. I was a homesteader for many years. I grew food, I made things with my hands, I cared for my sons -- all skills that somehow had to translate into employment.

Joe Van Brussel

This Family Went To Extraordinary Lengths To Rid Themselves Of 'Stuff' | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Five years ago, Catherine and Temple Pond led a seemingly picturesque New England life in the small New Hampshire village of Hancock. Their Federal-st...

The 'Club' I Never Thought I'd Join

Susan Pace | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

At 14, Charlie got a horse. At 17, Dennis got a truck. At 46, I got a divorce. My ex-husband's departure may have changed my world, but my kids helped me find my country.

I Am at Home on the Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

When I take good care of the pigs, I take good care of myself. When I take poor care of the pigs, I take poor care of myself. I find myself in an intricate web of relationships that give substance and form to my native home, to myself.

10 Ways Marrying a Farmer Will Change Your Life

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

There is no denying the fact that our relationship is an adventure. Being married is a feat in and of itself -- being married to a farmer adds a whole other layer.

Uh Oh, That's My Wife Sailing Through the Air

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

Horses are beautiful. They are majestic. They are amongst the most incredible athletes on the planet. But, they are also very dangerous.

Life and Death on My Animal Farm

Bob Comis | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

My feelings about life are in direct contradiction to my actions in regards to the lives of these animals, or, more specifically, to their deaths. I am never more than a thought or two away from remembering that I kill for a living.

Planting the Seeds of Story in a Future Memoir Writer

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

Blanche is so old that she knows everything. The heat of the June day rises up from the land. Everything smells like fresh air and earth, black and loamy. The strawberries are ripe, like red buttons beneath green leaves.

Mommy-Daddy Houses Need Not Apply

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan McCorkindale

I took the kids to look at houses not because we're tired of the cows or the snakes or the spooked polo ponies that occasionally run up onto our front porch, do a few laps, and dart back off in the direction of whatever spooked them in the first place, but because the three of us miss people.