Country Living, Dancing, Outdoors

The History of Moonshine

Moonshine has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts over the last decade. In the past the drink was reserved exclusively for criminals and peasant rural farmers. However, it has become a staple for the modern American connoisseur and numerous distilleries have popped up across the US. Moonshine’s rich history is...Read More »


Gratitude...

Grat-i-tude, (grat-i-tood, -tyood) noun: The quality of being thankful; the readiness to show appreciation for kindness; to return kindness:

  1. “She expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support” or; 2. “David expressed his gratitude to the staff and readers at CCM for the opportunity to explore all things country in...Read More »

Small Boats Economical, Yet Productive for Ohio Anglers

A wide variety of boats have been parked in the yard over the years, all of them suitable for fishing.

They have ranged from a sturdy 26-foot Penn Yan to a few perky Starcraft boats used for filming the Outdoors Ohio television show. There’s only one boat still around. It’s certainly...Read More »


Hunting and Fishing and Making Music

The connection between a passion for making music and the joy of fishing and hunting is a close one, especially around Northern Ohio.

Almost every weekend it’s a snap to catch up with musicians who are also long-time outdoor friends. They’re playing at clubs and concert venues all around the area....Read More »


Summer Blackberry Cobbler

Cobbler is at the top of one of my favorite summer dessert dishes. Here’s a very quick and easy recipe to prepare with fresh summer blackberries. This is the recipe my mom uses to make her fresh homemade blackberry cobbler.  It can be served plain or with a scoop of...Read More »