When was the last time you took a stroll down a quiet country lane?
PAT & CHUCK BLACKLEY
Growing your own food is deeply satisfying.
LARRY LEFEVER/GRANT HEILMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Remember reading? Getting away from the television can give you all kinds of time for more satisfying activities.
Shopping at local farm stands is a great way to meet farmers and enjoy the countryside.
Whatever your age, you can build stronger social bonds by spending time with your family and neighbors.
You can hold a yard sale to de-clutter your home and make money — or shop them to save.
Mother Earth News Art Director Matthew Stallbaumer enjoys the simpler life while camping in Alaska.