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Contributors, DIY Projects, Featured, For the Home, Interior Design, Kelley Nuttle

Decorating In The Country

According to the definition of HOME is the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. To me, home means my favorite place to share the best experiences with loved ones and display who I am. I take pride in my home and strive…

Kelley Nuttle

About Kelley Nuttle

Kelley Nuttle is a stay-at-home mom from Western Kansas who has passion for family, making memories, taking photographs, traveling and learning new things. She grew up in Northeastern Oklahoma and made the move to Kansas after falling in love with her husband. They live in their dream home with a little bit of land, a neat old red barn and room to grow their family. Kelley is looking forward to sharing her adventures of life in words and photographs, hoping to inspire everyone to enjoy the little things!

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Contributors, DIY Projects, For the Home, Heather Barnes, Hobbies, Sewing

Family Quilts

I think if you live in the country, a quilt should be covering your bed. Many stores sell their version of a quilt. But somehow, the quilts sold at a big-box store just don’t hold the same nostalgia as one made by hand. My standard for a quilt was set…

Heather Barnes

About Heather Barnes

Heather grew up in the city but farming is in her blood. Her dad grew up on the farm and her maternal great-grandpa was a hog and crop farmer. Heather majored in Animal Science at Virginia Tech and went on to get her Master’s degree in Agriculture Education. Heather left Virginia after graduation and spent almost 11 years as an Agriculture Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She met her husband, Brooks, who farms tobacco, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes and wheat in partnership with his dad. When they decided to get married she relocated and switched careers, joining the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist. Now living in a small agricultural community in eastern North Carolina, Heather spends her time pitching in on the farm when she can, chasing her two-year old son, taking pictures of all things farming and occasionally reading a book.

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Contributors, DIY Projects, Farming, Jesse Williams

Calf Organization: DIY Tag Board

Calving season is upon us! This wonderful time of year is full of anticipation, excitement and the promise of new lives for ranchers. On the other hand, it is also usually hectic, full of long sleepless nights and requires organization, piles of paperwork and many hands on deck for whatever…

Jesse Williams

About Jesse Williams

Jesse is a Research Agronomist with a passion for agriculture that runs deep into her childhood. Growing up in Southern Alberta as an avid 4-Her with a love for animals, she met her now drilling engineer husband, Clay, in high school. After completing their degrees, the two married in 2011 on Jesse’s parents’ ranch and now reside in Hanna, AB, Canada. Jesse and Clay are currently working on building their commercial cow/calf operation, as well as selling high quality red bred replacement heifers. When not at the office or in the corral, Jesse spends her time quilting, gardening and raising their pups. If you have questions about being married to a rancher (or the oil patch!), being thrown into a HUGE family of in-laws or about balancing a more than hectic schedule on and off the farm, just ask Jesse!

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Contributors, DIY Projects, For the Home, Holidays, Sara Jensen

A Crafty Christmas

You know all of those awesome crafty ideas you see on Pinterest and think, “I can totally do that!” Then you try it and well, let’s just say it didn’t turn out so great. No worries, everyone has crafts like that!! My suggestion, start out with something small-ish and fairly…

Sara Jensen

About Sara Jensen

Although Sara did not grow up in a farming family, she knew her place in life was in the agriculture industry. Her first step, go to Oklahoma State University and major in Agricultural Communications where her passion went from a spark to wildfire. Next, she met a super cute farm boy in an Animal Science class who had gorgeous curls and lime green eyes. It just so happened that Sara would marry that boy from class three years later and live in a small, farming community southwest of Oklahoma City. Her husband, Jared, currently works on the family farm where he raises wheat and manages a cow/calf operation. Sara, a budding photographer and freelance writer, is the Assistant Editor for the NRHA Reiner at the National Reining Horse Association where she writes and edits material for the international monthly magazine dedicated to the sport of Reining. While they don’t have any children yet, their dog “Sadie” keeps them on their toes at home.

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Alannah Castro, Contributors, DIY Projects, For the Home

Pinteresty Projects: The Good, The Bad and The Kind Of Tricky

I don’t know about you, but I am deeply envious of the amazing projects that I see pulled off on Pinterest. A lot of them I know I don’t have the skill set for, but I thought I would share some of my favorite projects from Pinterest that have turned…

Alannah Castro

About Alannah Castro

Alannah began her love affair with the equine industry at an early age. She began riding at eight years old and has been involved with horses in one capacity or another since then. She expanded her interest in livestock during her high school years by joining the National FFA Organization and showing cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. She was also a member of three State Champion teams in the Livestock Judging, Parliamentary Procedure and Agriculture Sales Career Development Events. After competing as a member of the Linn-Benton Community College Livestock Judging Team in 2010, Alannah attended Oklahoma State University, where she also completed internships with Judge My Ride, the National Reining Horse Association and Northwest Rider Magazine. While in Oklahoma, she volunteered for Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc., a Thoroughbred adoption program based in Guthrie, Okla. and developed a passion for helping OTTBs. She graduated in December 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Agricultural Economics.

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Contributors, DIY Projects, Food, For the Home, Holidays, Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Red, White, & Blue 4th of July Inspiration

4th of July is literally right around the corner. But it isn’t too late to throw together the perfect BBQ, outfit, or simple craft to show off your patriotic side! Here are some of our favorite crafts, recipes, and inspirations to add a little Red, White, & Blue in your life!…

About Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Jenny Dewey Rohrich is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind Prairie Californian. She is a self-proclaimed country girl, born and raised in Northern California. After joining social media, Jenny met and later married a third generation North Dakota farmer. She has since moved to the rural prairies of North Dakota where they farm wheat, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers. Agriculture has always been close to her heart and because of that Jenny started Prairie Californian. She strives to bridge the gap between those far removed from the farm by giving people insight into daily life on their farm. On Prairie Californian, she also shares about food, photography, and other lifestyle topics. Jenny is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as a former contributor for She is also the Co-Founder of Rural Housewives, a community group and lifestyle blog for women to share their passion for the rural life. Jenny is a former participant in the National Wheat Foundation’s Wheat Advocate program as well as a current member of the American Soybean Association’s Advocacy & Training Team. Jenny resides with her farmer husband in a small town in North Dakota where she can be found with a camera in hand capturing the world around her, loves the challenges of bringing culture to the North Dakota prairie through a variety of culinary creations, and using her interior design degree to build their dream home.

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Crafting, DIY Projects, For the Home, Hobbies, Jessie Wyrill, Painting, Uncategorized

Like Quilts Hanging on a Clothesline

Almost a year ago I was infected with the barn quilt block painting bug.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with barn quilt blocks, you are in luck. I have pictures and lots of them! It may surprise some to find out that making a barn quilt block involves paint…

Jessie Wyrill

About Jessie Wyrill

Jessie and her husband Jake live in north central Kansas on a farm that raises corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflowers, grain sorghum, and black Angus cattle.

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