Real Country Women


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.

Carmen De La Paz seated in yard with wood turning crafts

Feb/Mar 2013 Cover Gal

Delightful do-it-yourselfer Carmen De La Paz shows how you can do it, too!

Mary Engelbreit seated in her living room

Dec/Jan 2013 Cover Girl

Celebrated artist and illustrator Mary Engelbreit shares a Christmas craft project and a holiday tour of her home.

Leeza Gibbons, scrapbooker

Oct/Nov 2012 Cover Girl

Meet Leeza Gibbons, advocate for family caregivers, who advises looking for the small miracles.