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Kristen Boye

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Kristen Boye is the editor of Rethink:Rural and the owner of Holistic Writing Concepts---a copy and content writing company specializing in the natural health and green living markets. Kristen lives with her husband and two children on their medicinal herb farm in beautiful rural Western North Carolina. Visit her online at: www.holisticwritingconcepts.com

Recent Posts

5 Things You Can Do To Improve The Value of Your Land

5 Things You Can Do To Improve The Value of Your Land

Investing in land has been shown to be a smart and lucrative way to diversify and grow your portfolio. However, just like with a traditional home,...

How To Farm In The WoodsAn Introduction to NonTimber Forest Products (NTFPs)

How To Farm In The Woods—An Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Wooded properties aren't just for growing timber! To learn more about agroforestry, we talked to Professor and Forest Management Extension...

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Wondering what to gift your favorite homesteaders or hobby farmers for the holidays? Check out these top 10 gift ideas any back-to-the-lander will...

How Construction Loans Work

How Construction Loans Work

Financing a new home build on raw land is very different than applying for a conventional mortgage. However, things have a changed a lot in the...

Creating A PlasticFree Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From YesterYear

Creating A Plastic-Free Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From Yester-Year

No matter where you live in America, plastic pollution from single-use items has become a big, ugly, and pervasive problem. 

5 Ways to Preserve Basil

5 Ways to Preserve Basil

Basil is one of those plants that just loves our hot, sticky, southern summers. And that means most of us wind up with far more than we can...

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

If recent events have you seriously considering finally moving to the country and starting a homestead/hobby farm, you probably have a lot of...

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

To kick off the “official” start of summer, Kristen Boye takes you back to her 1980s childhood summers spent on their organic farm. If you’re a...

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Wondering what type of house to build on your rural land? We compare 13 different housing styles to consider for your homestead/hobby...

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...