Nebraska Rural Living

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Nebraska Rural Living’s mission is to market the very real benefits of a rural lifestyle. We highlight the amenities of rural communities and spotlight successful entrepreneurs, who make good livings, free of the stress of urban environments.

Plum Good

Plum Good

It is that time of year again announcing the end of summer and the start of school. Naturally my mind wanders back to those days of childhood when a new pencil box could bring excitement…

VK Electronics Home and Mobile

VK Electronics Home and Mobile

For the owners of VK Electronics Home and Mobile in McCook, it’s been a wild journey since they opened their doors as a video rental store in 1983…

Chokecherry Pickin’

Chokecherry Pickin’

July and August are reader Linda Potter’s favorite months. She grew up on a farm in south central Nebraska and returned there often as an adult to pick chokecherries with her daddy…

Country Drawers

Country Drawers

A cloth diaper movement has existed for a number of years, and when a young mother on a farm near Holbrook was troubled with diaper rash on her young son, she wanted to try cloth diapers — but there were none to be had in rural Nebraska…

Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems

Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems

Colby Gardine of Eco-Drip Irrigation Systems in Hastings takes a look at one kind of irrigation technology that’s gaining interest among Nebraska’s producers of big-field crops…

Calamus Outfitters

Calamus Outfitters

The story of Sara Sortum and her brother Adam Switzer is not unlike that of many Nebraskans who grow up in the freedom and sunshine of a ranch or farm and then find something missing in their adult lives…

Nebraska Star Beef

Nebraska Star Beef

Rare, medium or well-done? How do you prefer your steak? Beyond the temperature of the meat on the grill, what other information is important to you…

Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery

Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery

What started out as a straightforward retirement strategy to grow grapes for Nebraska’s expanding wine industry grew into quite a different operation for Gary and Ricky Sue Wach…

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