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A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A recreational property, or any piece of wooded land, is not complete without some type of trail system. A trail building novice turned expert...

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ve curated a selection of articles featuring extraordinary women who are redefining what it...

Surviving Cold Weather due to Catastrophic Events

Surviving Cold Weather due to Catastrophic Events

Recent catastrophic weather events in Texas have wreaked havoc on residents and businesses alike. The abnormal weather conditions have caused...

How to Beautify Your Property with Ornamentals

How to Beautify Your Property with Ornamentals

Blooming ornamentals can add so much to your rural property, no matter what the size. With some careful thought and planning, they can transform a...

How to Read a Topograpic Map

How to Read a Topograpic Map

Map reading is a dying art, but it is an essential skill for navigating the great outdoors and for assessing large parcels of rural acreage before...

Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Compost has been called "black gold" because of its great benefit to plant life and because, like gold, it is there to be discovered by anyone or...

Warming Winter Chowders: 1 Recipe, 5 Ways

Warming Winter Chowders: 1 Recipe, 5 Ways

Already it is February 1 and Winter Storm Orlena has just brought bitter cold and a few inches of snow to our farm in south central Kentucky and...

How This ThirdGeneration Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

How This Third-Generation Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

Maggie Holub, a third-generation farmer, has created a mobile fitness facility to bring fitness classes to rural communities that may not have...

How to Make Elderberry Syrup From Dried Berries

How to Make Elderberry Syrup From Dried Berries

Learn how to make a huge batch of elderberry syrup using purchased, or foraged, dried berries and just a handful of other ingredients.

Must Have Tools, Toys and Tractors for Rural Acreage

Must Have Tools, Toys and Tractors for Rural Acreage

Whether you’ve got 5 or 55 acres; a full-time homestead or a recreational tract, there is some equipment the vast majority of rural dwellers...