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Cooking Without Power: An Introduction to Dutch Ovens

Knowing how to cook without electricity not only makes camping and hunting trips more fun, it could make all the difference when an unexpected...

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

The Webbs started a daylily business from scratch with a next-to-nothing financial investment and a lot of hard work. Read their story and get...

Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions tend to come and go with the certainty of changing seasons. 

The Twelve "ways" of Christmas in the Country

No matter what you celebrate this time of year, there's nothing quite like enjoying the holidays amidst a rural backdrop. Farmwife Catherine Pond,...

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

top 10 land clearing tips from the experts

Wooded lots or timberland can offer an ideal alternative to hard-to-find open land and a great return on investment. The key is knowing how to get...

12 Christmas tree farms in the south

Want an extra special tree this year? Then why not support a local Christmas tree farm?  We've made it easy with this list of 12 beloved Southern...

8 tips to introduce kids to hunting

Interested in getting your children involved in the hunt but unsure how to start? Avid hunter, outdoor adventure blogger and father-of-two,...

10 Ways to cook a little healthier this thanksgiving (without sacrificing tradition or flavor)

Registered dietician, Ricardo Boye, and natural foods chef and Rethink:Rural editor, Kristen Boye share the secrets to cooking healthier and...

Due Diligence: How to make sure your land is buildable

The post-offer due diligence period can be as crucial as the search itself. We asked two land specialists for their tips on how to ensure your...