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Infographic: The Health Benefits of Eating Wild Turkey

Eating meat from turkey caught in the wild has health benefits you won't find in the processed turkey sold in stores. This infographic reviews the...

How to Make Yourself Invisible to Animals in Nature

We can intrude into the natural environment, or we can attempt to become a part of it. The art of "invisibility" may be as simple as leaving our...

Secrets to Making Farm Chores Fun for Children of All Ages

Farm chores might not sound like your children’s idea of a good time. But with some encouragement from you, they can learn to love helping out.

5 Natural Tick Repellents that Actually Work

Ticks are toxic for your body, but your repellent doesn't have to be. Try this health expert's top solutions to keep the ticks at bay.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Offers Intimate Nature Encounters

From yoga enthusiasts to fly fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts are discovering Stand-Up Paddleboard, also known as SUP.

How to Plan and Plant a Southern Spring Garden

Kentucky farmwife Catherine Pond shares wisdom on how to plan, prepare and plant a Southern spring garden.

10 Ways Country Life Can Be Your Best Personal Trainer

Long before people started paying monthly fees to work out at a gym, country folk were keeping in shape the old fashioned way: through hard work.

Meet the Snake Doctor: An interview with Whit Gibbons

Snake Doctor Whit Gibbons explains why he likes snakes, and why he says others should, too, in this overview of venomous snakes in the Southeast.

Farming Women and Women Homesteaders: A Series

Women all across the nation are making their country dreams a reality. These real life stories from women farmers and homesteaders are designed to...

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.