Jack-o’-lantern thievery was a major sport on Halloween night, with trying to catch who stole your pumpkin running a close second.
I love the water. I love that it represents life, and that it so often provides relief and rejuvenation.
The humidity on this hot July day must have been around 125 percent as I struggled to get to a large blackberry on the backside of a half-dried-up thorny blackberry bush.
A journey along Tennessee’s Trails & Byways offers an ideal way to try some of the best eateries, from burgers to barbecue to down-home cooking.
My last chore tonight is the living room, and I can’t help but think there might not be another living room in the whole world with the same contents as my own.
For a child of the South, summer days were long and hot and lazy. Experience a day in the life of those rural days of summers past.
Tennessee Century Farms have flourished on the same land for many generations.
By the year 2050 there is going to be 9 billion people to feed instead of the current 6.8 billion – now that’s a lot of Hamburger Hinder.
For my money, no winter can top the winter of ’77. Of course, I’ll never be 11 years old again, either, and it seems that our lasting impressions of the seasons are almost always forged during our growing-up years. I mean, present-day winters just can’t compete, right?
From a sleepy canoe trip down a tranquil river to an apron-clad mom holding a chicken, these are the photos that we feel epitomize rural living. Animals – both pets and wildlife – seem to pose for the camera, while scenic landscapes make us proud of Tennessee’s rural beauty.
It’s hard to beat Andy and Barney since high-debt TV has arrived at Uncle Sid’s.
A transplanted Northerner learns that peas and beans don’t just come from a can.
Pettus reflects on rural life
TRH has offered health plans to Tennesseans for more than 60 years
Green chili rice casserole spices up side dishes
Rocky Glade Farm owner Julie Vaughn, who raises sheep, experienced a woolly surprise last spring.
Judith’s Butter Brickle Bread is simple to make and tasty, too.
Eagleville, TN farmer Julie Vaughn remembers when her family almost lost their farm.
Have you ever worked the field at night, looking to the edge of your tractor lights into the darkness from a tractor seat?
Pettus Read’s new tiller turns his garden into a rodeo.
In the good old days, a stick horse was a main form of transportation for a six-year-old farm boy, but could it be the stick horse has now become extinct?
A Boston native learns to appreciate country life in Tennessee – and to translate Southern words and phrases.
From clothes to tattoos, Uncle Sid has strong opinions about today’s fashion.
The months between April and July have great weather for Tennessee weddings, but it also means prime weather for farming, too.
Sure, spring, summer and fall have their moments. But winter, in all its bitterly cold glory, just might be my favorite season.
One fact that remains constant in the rural countryside of Tennessee: Folklore and superstitions of one generation continue to be passed down to the next.
Embarrassment would be an understated word for what I felt on a recent trip to the eye doctor.
Give yourself this quiz and see if you’re country, too.
Being a dumpling connoisseur and one who enjoys the subtleties of good dumplings, I have found people today trying to short-cut the making of dumplings.