Women in Farming: Why We Need Agriculture and Agriculture Needs Us. An exploration of women and their role in agriculture.

Women in Farming: Why We Need Agriculture and Agriculture Needs Us

How many women in farming do you know? Of these, how many hold a managing role? Do they own their land? Are you a woman working in agriculture? Or do you work alongside one? Women in farming When it comes to farm labour internationally, women are actually well represented—perhaps even over-represented. Women in farming account for 43% of agricultural work internationally. This number is thought to be higher in developing countries—up to 80% in Sub-Saharan Africa. No doubt about it, farming is hard work, and women are doing their share. So we’re doing all right, right? Consider that the number of […]

10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples. These fun ideas promise to add some connection to your relationship over the cold season.

10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples

Back when we were dating my now-husband warned me early on that he didn’t believe in celebrating Valentines Day. It wasn’t a big deal to me. However, February is also my least favourite month. It’s cold and dreary, and I’m always glad it’s the shortest of the year. I feel like a little celebration with some winter date ideas can brighten up the month. This post contains affiliate links. A purchase through these links helps support GWR at no cost to you. Thank you! Where we live February is still cold, but not as fresh and exciting as early winter is. Here […]

5 Benefits of Living in the Forest

5 Benefits of Living in the Forest

We all know that spending time in the forest is good for our well being, right? Sure, it’s backed up by science, but that’s no surprise to those of us who have spent any time at all in the woods. It might be the colours, it might be the air, it might any combination of the theories that are out there, but regardless of what the studies say there’s no denying that it’s good for our soul. You can even pay for “forest therapy,” and the Japanese have a whole term for the activity of soaking in the forest (Shinrin-yoku, […]