Getting Started: Part 3—Persevere

Country living is exciting.  Every day is a new adventure.  The opportunities to learn and challenge yourself never end.  Freedom, family life, peace and quiet—aren’t these things we all crave? However, forewarned is forearmed, so here it comes: Sooner or later you are going to become tired of the whole thing.  You will feel overwhelmed,Continue reading “Getting Started: Part 3—Persevere”

Free eBook: Growing Corn Successfully

Here’s some old-time wisdom we can benefit from today! Growing Corn Successfully: A Treatise on Corn Culture From Plowing and Planting to Harvesting and Marketing by E. S. Teagarden was originally published in 1895 as a protest against a problem all too prevalent in the author’s time—farmers were trying to grow more corn than theyContinue reading “Free eBook: Growing Corn Successfully”

Getting Started: Part 2—Think For Yourself

It can be very tempting to align ourselves with an ideology or movement, can’t it?  Usually we’re attracted to a particular way of thinking because there’s something in it that speaks to our deepest beliefs and values, or because it just makes too much sense. There’s nothing at all wrong with taking an interest inContinue reading “Getting Started: Part 2—Think For Yourself”