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4 Rainwater Harvesting Myths Debunked

The founder of Rainharvest School dispels myths and explains the right way to harvest rainwater to ensure it is safe for drinking.

Live free or die: Life according to Colbert

MOULTRIE, Georgia--If you love a good “fish story,” ask Colbert Sturgeon about the time he caught a fish with his face.

4 ways solar energy will save you money

A solar energy consultant shares not only how using solar energy can cut your electricity costs, but how it actually might make you money.

Mennonites & Me | Rethink Rural Blog | Rural Life

Here in Kentucky we discovered a small Old Order Mennonite community in the neighboring county. For eight years we have done business with their...

The benefits of well water

One often under-appreciated health perk of rural living is unlimited access to a cleaner, more natural source of water: well water.

6 features for the perfect off-grid property

The number of people contemplating relocating to rural areas so they can live “off-the-grid” is increasing. I have received enough phone calls...