Country Cook Stove

If you have the notion that you’d love a cook stove or wood stove in your home’s kitchen, there’s a few things I want to share with you. The Cook Stove Is The Heart of Your Country Home Yes, it is wonderful to get off the grid, even if by just a little. Home heating […]

Bread Recipes From GoodByeCityLife

Dear Country Living Friend: Can you take a deep breath and imagine the delicious smell of bread baking in the oven? Or perhaps you have experienced it before when walking by a bakery? Maybe at a friend’s house who was baking bread when you stopped by… OH! And let’s drop the smells for a moment […]

Kids Gardening

It isn’t too far of a stretch to imagine kids gardening and enjoying the act of growing their own food or flowers. So when school lets out for another year and the kids are tugging at your sleeves saying “Mom, what’s there to do?” pull out the kids gardening magazines or seed catalog and get […]

Garden Tools

If the act of playing in the mud doesn’t suit your style anymore, it is time to get digging, planting and weeding with some of the nice, new, ergonomic garden tools. The first day I took a road trip with my gardening friend Shelley, I fell in love. Instantly I could see how the plants […]

Home Grown Vegetables Are Back In Style

Keeping a vegetable garden in your yard or field is an old idea made new again. In the not too distant past everyone in my neighborhood grew their own food. Without a bustling market or prolific General Store there was just no other way for distant farmers to work their land and feed their families […]

Grow Vegetables in Your Country Garden

Gardening may seem like a hobby for people who have little else better to do on the surface but, there are many joys to growing a vegetable garden. First of all, you’ll save money on your grocery bill. You’ll also save money driving to the grocery store and back to stock up on fresh vegetables.

Consider Heating With Natural Gas

In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go with solar or wind for energy, however Eric did build in such a way that we could easily convert to green energy […]

Selling A Farm Without An Agent (FSBO)

Country property is in demand and selling a farm online is on the rise. In fact, the rural property with over 100 acres across the road from us is for sale. Again. It’s a gorgeous kit log house in the shape of an octogon. All the bedrooms, bathrooms, home office and stair cases lead off […]

Retiring To The Country With A Reverse Mortgage

In the extra income section of GoodByeCityLife I have just written 3 short articles explaining the hot trend of retiring with a reverse mortgage and how they work. Although not specific to country living, I do get many emails over the course of the year from seniors wanting to know how they can retire in […]

Country and Primitive Decorating Books and Magazines

Receiving home decorating inspiration and ideas for your own home can be a lot of fun when you have books (even vintage books) and magazines to pour over while sitting in the room you plan to decorate. While you could spend hours shopping in home decor and specialty stores, after a while that can be […]