— January 16, 2018

Following Tracks in the Snow

A fresh snowfall was an opportunity to observe some of habits of the more elusive wildlife that share our country home.

— January 5, 2018

Welcoming Bluebirds to our Country Home

We've wanted bluebirds to use our nest boxes for years and finally discovered the reason (and the solution) for why they…

— November 27, 2017

Embracing Tea - Part 2

Homegrown herbal teas are more than a pleasant alternative for tea time.

— November 23, 2017

Embracing Tea - Part 1

Green and black teas offer many beneficial compounds that boost one's physical health. If you don't have a tea habit yet, you…

— November 20, 2017

Artisanal Chicken Finds a Niche

Local chicken - it's pastured raised and missing antibiotics, GMOs and fillers.

— September 19, 2017

Putting up the Harvest

The end of summer is a busy time for us as we take advantage of all the local produce that floods the farmer's markets.

— September 11, 2017

I Blog for Mother Earth News

Harrold Country Home is part of the online community of people looking to live wisely.

— August 21, 2017

Pausing for Beauty with Nature Notebooks

Keeping Nature Notebooks develops a keen sense of observation and a wonder of nature.

— August 14, 2017

Insects in the Orchard - Friend or Foe?

We have a lot to learn about the insects that live in our orchard!

— July 27, 2017

Little Brother Finds His Voice

Life can be tough for a little brother with two older sisters. Should go along with their play or invent his own?

— July 24, 2017

From Free Range to Pasture

Our reasons for converting from a free ranging flock to a pastured flock.

— July 20, 2017

Country Pets

Do chickens and toads make good pets?

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh