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Should You Get a Donkey for your Rural Land?

Thinking of getting a donkey as a guard animal, draft equine, or companion? We talked to an expert from the Donkey and Mule Society to find out...

Five Food Preservation Methods to Help Extend Your Summer Garden Enjoyment

Don't let surplus summer garden vegetables and fruit go to waste! By using one or several of the techniques we will discuss below, you can reduce...

15 Fun Summer Activities for Kids—Country Style!

Don’t let the last few weeks of summer be a bore! Help inspire your children’s natural creativity with these fun country-style summer activities

How a Soil Scientist Creates a Low-Maintenance Garden in the South

We interview an expert in soil science to help you craft the garden of your dreams, even if you don't have a green thumb.

5 Ways Gardening Fights Aging and Increases Your Lifespan

Research shows gardening can boost your heart health, reduce stress and strengthen your brain!

How Homesteading Helped This Man Beat Stage 3 Cancer

At age 39, Harold Thornbro—husband, father of three, business owner and seemingly healthy individual—was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

How Homesteading Creates Healthier Families—An Interview with “The Thrifty Homesteader,” Deborah Niemann

People turn to homesteading for a variety of reasons: to be more self-sufficient, because they love animals, to make a side-income on their...

How to Shop for The Perfect Rural Property in Three Months

Outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his experience of buying rural land in three months, from narrowing down the ideal location in his search to visiting...

Guinea Fowl 101

Known as the “security alarm of the country,” these birds aren’t your typical backyard chickens. Here’s what you need to know to get started in...

Sisters on the Fly

The Sisters on the Fly is a women’s group that meets up in various locations to enjoy the great outdoors with one rule: “No men, no kids, have...