Real Country Women

Gourd artist holding butterfly-embellished gourd

Bonnie Gibson: Southwestern Gourd Artist

Meet our October/November 2014 cover gal, Southwestern gourd artist Bonnie Gibson. Learn more about her business and dazzling works of vine art.

Country Music Legend Dolly Parton

Country Music Legend Dolly Parton

Country music legend Dolly Parton talks faith, family, dreams and staying true to her roots.

Erin Benzakein holding crate of flowers

June/July 2014 Cover Gal

Organic flower farmer Erin Benzakein finds country life is bloomin’ beautiful.


Cleaning for a Reason

Friends go green, making natural cleaners at a crafting bee. We give you their party planning tips and natural cleaner recipes.

Counting on sheep to enrich her life, Susan Gibbs made a career change from TV exec to shepherd in rural Virginia. Photo by  Jen Fariello.

April/May 2014 Cover Gal

Susan Gibbs left the city to give sheep farming and yarn-making a spin.

Ana White holding daughter Grace

February/March 2014 Cover Gal

Alaska’s DIY dynamo Ana White believes anyone can make furniture.

Beth Howard on porch holding pie.

October/November 2013 Cover Gal

Author and baker Beth Howard finds peace, purpose and healing in pie.

August/September 2013 Cover Gal

August/September 2013 Cover Gal

Feathered friends help artist Jan Brett hatch magical children’s stories.

June/July 2013 Cover Gal Jennie Finch

June/July 2013 Cover Gal

Country living is a hit with softball legend, Olympian and mom Jennie Finch.

Homesteader Ashley English in chicken coop with flock

April/May 2013 Cover Gal

Modern homesteader Ashley English goes back to basics on her family’s mountain acreage.