Raising Ewes

Growing Sheep Gains Popularity

By Deborah Horn Photography By Katie Childs

It’s early morning near Greenbrier, cold but clear, as Mike Reynolds makes his way to check on his ewes, most only weeks from lambing. This is perfect birthing weather. A 34-degree rain can kill a newborn, while a lamb’s wool coat is the perfect protection from dry freezing temperatures.  ...Read more


Growing Small Microgreens

“Microgrowing” may be defined as a method of cultivating greens, flowers, herbs and various other produce within an intensely controlled, indoor environment. Arkansas Natural Produce is a well-established provider of these products owned ....Read more

Tale of the Grape

The rows of grapevines stand shimmering in quarter-mile long rows, stretching into the hazy mountain vista. Foliage hunches over their bracings, shaggy and round, like emerald-green bison slow-moving in the late summer heat.  ....Read more


Fighting World Hunger

Walking onto the Heifer Village campus in the shadow of Little Rock’s Clinton Presidential Center is like entering another world. … Read more

Keeping Bees

It was a surprise to me,” Joyce Simmons says of her husbands’ embrace of beekeeping. Desmond Simmons points out that it was a surprise to... Read more

From Barnyards to Backyards

As Nathan Reed expertly slid his hand under the plumage of a large Rhode Island Red, the chicken clucked a few times in protest. Nothing more. .... Read more