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Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Wildflower season is in full bloom in much of the South. To celebrate, farm wife Catherine Pond shares a short essay with a series of images of...

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross  An Outdoorsman For the Ages

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross – An Outdoorsman For the Ages

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Jim Mize interviews our resident survival and outdoors expert L. Woodrow Ross on what it...

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

Fish has always been considered a healthy food. However, new reports of mercury and other contaminants can make fish lovers question whether the...

Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Many couples (especially parents!) have been starved for a romantic getaway this past year. However, with things starting to improve (and...

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

More than 74,000 family forest owners have turned their 19 million acres of timberland into certified tree farms. Should you? The director of the...

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

The first day of spring signals a silence in my car that is answered by clucks, squawks and yelps from a mouth call as I prepare for the upcoming...

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

This year's spring season represents a time of renewal and hope like no other spring before. In that spirit, outdoorsman, fisherman and writer,...

Improving Tree Esthetics  A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

Improving Tree Esthetics — A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

We all have projects that seem to linger on our “to do” list. They may be nagging items that we never have the time allocated to complete, or they...

Planning A D.I.Y. Outdoor Family Vacation

Planning A D.I.Y. Outdoor Family Vacation

As the pandemic continues, many families are planning outdoor vacations for spring and summer break. Outdoorswoman and mother-of-2, Corey Hunt,...

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

If this last year has left you craving more freedom and outdoor space, now could be the perfect time to invest wisely in recreational property. We...