What is a Barn Quilt?

A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.

How Acrylic Paints Are Made

Acrylic paints consist of two parts: binder and pigment. This combination is what gives acrylics their unique properties.

Top 10 Skill-Building Resources

Looking for a rainy-day project? How about learning music, making art, or building something for the farm? Try one of our readers’ favorites.

Get Ready for August 2016

Even when the afternoons are too hot for outdoor work, you can still make the most of the time with research and planning. Spend some time studying business, marketing, nutrition, animal health, and more. Consider new ways to direct market your beef. Find out how reproduction and animal health are related. Discover 96 horse breedsContinue reading “Get Ready for August 2016”

Get Ready for June 2016

June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history.

5 Homemade Gifts From the Farm

If you enjoy country living, you have an excellent opportunity to make and grow gifts that will touch others. Need some inspiration? Consider these ideas.

General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils

While there are many excellent pastel pencils on the market, the amateur artist will probably appreciate the balance between quality and economy that General’s pencils offer.

Homemade Cards

Both adults and young people can enjoy making their own greeting cards, and Homemade Cards by Charlene Kennell offers great tips and inspirations.


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