Giving From The Family Garden
Farm & Ranch Living|August/September 2017

Her grandparents’ love and generosity helped feed and rebuild their community.

Karie Chatham Mount Olive, Mississippi

Growing up, I’d never heard the term “community garden.” I suppose it’s more common in larger cities, where a garden at home is not always possible, but the benefits of a community garden are vast—and in a way, thanks to my grandparents, I’ve had one all my life.

My brother and I grew up picking corn and peas in the early summer mornings on my grandparents’ farm, when school was out and our parents worked during the day. We would pick, complain and pile our produce in white 5-gallon buckets at the end of the rows.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM FARM & RANCH LIVINGView All

Don't Forget To Bail

There are some rules to a happy sledding experience.

3 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
December/January 2018

All Spruced Up

The whole family—whether they’ve got two legs or four—is invited to this Christmas tree farm.

3 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
December / January 2017

A Horse of a Different Color

The journey of an Irish Traveller’s horse breed from England to a farm in Central Florida.

3 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
December / January 2017

Slip Sliding Away

A good idea gone wrong can be fodder for a few laughs.

1 min read
Farm & Ranch Living
December/January 2018

Found In The Big Lost

Guided by fate, a southern couple braves a brutal Idaho winter to find their forever home.

4 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
December/January 2018

Shepherd In Chief

Finula the fearless is head of security and her owners’ best friend at Finnegan’s Farm, West.

1 min read
Farm & Ranch Living
December/January 2018

Bidding On Life's Next Chapter

A winter farm auction signals the end of an era and the beginning of a new journey.

1 min read
Farm & Ranch Living
December/January 2018

Farm With a Corner View

The Schifer family’s hard work keeps this picturesque heartland farm growing into the 21st century.

3 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
February/March 2017

If You Give a Sheep a Cookie

This little lamb grew up to love cinnamon buns, but that was just the start.

2 mins read
Farm & Ranch Living
February/March 2017

In the Blink of an Eye

Mother Nature’s volatility makes a high desert winter just right.

1 min read
Farm & Ranch Living
February/March 2017