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Quick and Spooky Halloween Decorations

October 15, 2019

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be frightening.  You can achieve super cute or scary looks with just a few Halloween decorations in or outside your home. If you are having a party, you don’t have to bust your budget and go all out.  Keep your focus on one area of your home and make […]


We predict The Trials of Apollo #4: The Tyrant’s Tomb will be awesome! (+ we have a Giveaway!)

October 14, 2019

Thanks to our partnership with with Disney Book Group, we received a copy of THE TRIALS OF APOLLO 4: THE TYRANT’S TOMB and have a super cool giveaway for you, too. The Rural Mom oracle says “THE TRIALS OF APOLLO 4: THE TYRANT’S TOMB will be an amazing edition to the series full of mischief, […]

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Is it too late to plant trees in October?

October 12, 2019

Although it may sound surprising, fall is actually a very popular time to plant trees.  If your objective is to provide some shady cover for the following summer, planting trees in fall is ideal. Trees planted this fall will be in bloom just in time for spring and summer next year. Many people make the […]


Classic Halloween Party Game Ideas

October 11, 2019

Halloween parties are a great way to have a little spooky fun when celebrating the season for tricks and treats. To amp up the fun, try these Halloween party game ideas. They’re all activities are that are easy to organize, will appeal to kids and adults of all ages, and will help make any Halloween […]


Tractor Supply is Fundraising for 4-H Clubs – Here’s How You Can Help!

October 10, 2019

As I reflect on my farm life, there are two entities that truly stand out for their amazing influence and support of rural communities – Tractor Supply and 4-H! Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply, I’m pleased to share a new opportunity for you to support your local 4-H clubs in a wonderful way. […]


10 Thrilling, Chilling Classic Books for Halloween

October 7, 2019

This Halloween why not cozy up with a great thriller? Pour yourself a Bloody Mary, dust off the cobwebs from your rocking chair and sink your teeth into these classic books for Halloween. Whether you enjoy telling ghost stories around the fire or biting off a bit of Gothic horror, there is sure to be […]

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Husqvarna Automower on the Farm

October 6, 2019

This year, thanks to the innovative folks at Husqvarna, we welcomed a new tool for our lawn maintenance to our homestead – the Husqvarna Automower.  We’ve received a complementary Automower to test out from Husqvarna and couldn’t be more pleased with the results we’ve had.   This robot mower helps keep you out of the heat […]


Quick Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan Halloween Treats

October 5, 2019

Vegetarian and Vegan diets are becoming more and more popular. Because of this, there are plenty of Vegetarian and Vegan Halloween treat options available. Maybe you’ve adopted this dietary lifestyle or someone close to you has.  Maybe you just want to make sure you can have something for every child in your neighborhood regardless of […]