Outdoors

Traditions Worth Teaching

Traditions Worth Teaching

A homesteading family blends old-fashioned practices with a modern twist The fog is still clinging to the pines as the morning sun and Missouri’s infamous humidity begin to rise. Bees are buzzing around the zinnias. There are goats to be milked, tomatoes to can and...

Five Cures for the Summertime Blues

Five Cures for the Summertime Blues

Fall in love with Missouri’s waterfalls Waterfalls evoke images of distant lands. Angel Falls of Venezuela. Victoria Falls in Africa. The mighty waterfalls fl owing into fjords of Scandinavia. Those that come to mind stateside are likely Niagara, Yosemite or...

All in a day’s catch

All in a day’s catch

Tandem Fly Outfitters takes fishing to the limit by Zach Smith | zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop Kris Nelson’s life has been an interesting journey. His fervor for fishing has charted a course from one side of the country to the other, but it’s always led home to southwest...

Walks in the woods

Walks in the woods

Celebrating Missouri’s longest trail by Zach Smith  |  zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop The trek started 30 years ago with boots on the ground and a camera in his backpack. Somewhere along the way, the Ozark Trail got into Don Massey’s blood. A retired landscape designer by...

Painting Pointers

Painting Pointers

Man's best friend from the bush of Bob Bertram by Zach Smith I zsmith@ruralmissouri.coop As far as a midlife crisis goes, Bob Bertram’s was a calmer affair than most. To be fair, he saw it coming all along. At the age of 39, after fervently pursuing a freelance career...

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