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Opening Day for Doves: the Party That Kicks Off Hunting Season

Just about the time high school bands start to practice on the football field, when hardwood leaves pick up the first notes of fading, and farmers...

Aunique Ranch: A Horse Rancher’s Paradise in New Waverly, TX

If your dream is to move to the country and buy rural land to turn into a horse or cattle ranch, you know you have your work cut out for you.

Could Country Living Be Your Best Probiotic?

Our health expert takes a look at ways living in the country can serve as a natural probiotic, building up your immune system when you don't even...

In the Path of Totality: Our Rare Eclipse Experience in the Rural South

Rethink:Rural's "Farmwife at Midlife" offers a beautiful narrative of her experience watching a total eclipse in a secluded rural setting.

How to Create a Campsite on Your Land

We talk to the experts about what's required to set up a camping area on your own property.

Hank Patterson: World's Greatest Fly Fishing Guide?

We talk to Travis Swartz, the man who plays Hank Patterson in a humorous fly fishing series on YouTube.

Could a Cob or Straw Bale Home Be Right for Your Rural Land?

Could a Cob or Straw bale home be the right choice for you? An expert explains the pros and cons of each, plus the benefits of a hybrid cob-straw...

The Best Hunting Dogs

When author Jim Mize was young, he would hunt with his grandfather's prize hunting dogs. He shares his memories of family hunts and explains what...

Rare Creature Sightings: The Gems of the Forest

There are times when a hunter find something even better than whatever he or she was hunting for: a rarely-seen animal, reptile or insect....

The Rural Landowner’s Guide to Earth Sheltered Homes

Could an earth sheltered house be right for you? An expert explains how these affordable alternative, energy-efficient homes are built.