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The Real Nebraska “Way.”

I so admire people like these, who go their own way avoiding and ignoring the “big” store mentality, dedicated much more to the spirit of the land they live on and the people who live there: “Homestead Country Store is a small, privately owned country store, featuring natural home raised: Beef steaks, roasts, and hamburger; Continue Reading

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Photo Montage – All the Fun in 36 Hours

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Where: Harry Strunk Reservoir near Cambridge When: A weekend in July Photographs by Shirley Butz Smiles, paddles, boats, fishing, cooking, exploring, resting, laughing, splashing! 36 Hours at Harry Strunk Lake near Cambridge, Nebraska, a playful landscape for creating fun, stories, and memories that will cultivate peace and hope far into the future. See more at Continue Reading

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The Country Store by Angela Davis

On a visit to see her grand daughter in Houston, Texas, Angela Davis, our world traveler, writer and story teller discovered a country/corner store in their neighborhood that sparked memories of her own childhood in New Orleans and shopping at her neighborhood country/corner store. I too remember a Corner Stores in my small town in Continue Reading

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Bee with Us in Our Apiary

IMG_0349 Join Scott Monthey at our apiary in the Platte River Valley near Overton, NE. Scott is introducing 4 packages of spring bees to their new home in the apiary. Can you pick out the queen? See Scott’s video by clicking on img-0349 above: Videographer, Scott Monthey We purchased the spring bee packages from George Continue Reading

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Is It Time To Rethink Funerals?

Is It Time to Rethink Funerals? The majestic landscape of the Sandhills and the impact of its natural beauty is captured in this quote: “It is no mere coincidence that our feelings about a place take on spiritual dimensions. An old rancher once told me he thought the lines in his hands had come directly Continue Reading

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Praying Mantis Hatch at Schwarz Family Farm

Linda Schwarz writes, “There are many signs of life at Schwarz Family Farm this spring. Along with all of the starter plants and perennial plants growing in our high tunnels, we’re seeing a variety of pollinators (including our own honey bees) on our blooming herbs and the Praying Mantis babies have started emerging from the Continue Reading

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The Enchanted Bakery Story Inspired a Persian Bakery Response

We felt surprised and delighted when we received an e-mail message from Mohammadreza Ghasemi who lives with his family in Sharoud, Iran. Mohammadreza’s e-mail is a response to Kristine Jacobson’s story on the sisters – Ana Gonzalez and Veronica Ramsey’s bakery business in Grand Island, Nebraska. See Kristine’s story of the Enchanted Bakery at www.Nebraskaruralliving.com, Continue Reading

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