Blog https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog Celebrating rural living through the real stories and expert advice of people who live in the country. en Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:09:21 GMT 2022-12-02T18:09:21Z en 3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/3-holiday-quick-breads-to-make-and-share <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/3-holiday-quick-breads-to-make-and-share" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/3QuickBreads_CranberryNut_Lead.jpg" alt="3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>'Tis the season for homemade holiday gift-giving. In this article, farmwife Catherine S. Pond, shares her go-to, perfected recipes for country-inspired quick breads including cranberry orange nut bread, the best banana bread, and Mrs. Hrones pumpkin bread---perfect for baking and sharing.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/3-holiday-quick-breads-to-make-and-share" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/3QuickBreads_CranberryNut_Lead.jpg" alt="3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>'Tis the season for homemade holiday gift-giving. In this article, farmwife Catherine S. Pond, shares her go-to, perfected recipes for country-inspired quick breads including cranberry orange nut bread, the best banana bread, and Mrs. Hrones pumpkin bread---perfect for baking and sharing.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2F3-holiday-quick-breads-to-make-and-share&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Country Living Food Family Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Catherine Pond Country life Holiday Christmas Homesteading Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:09:21 GMT info@catherinepond.com (Catherine Seiberling Pond) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/3-holiday-quick-breads-to-make-and-share 2022-12-02T18:09:21Z The best last-minute gift ideas for a country life enthusiast https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-best-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-a-country-life-enthusiast <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-best-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-a-country-life-enthusiast" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Blog_Photos/Rural_Life/Sarah%20Olson/Country%20Christmas%20Gifts/Country%20Christmas%20Gift%20Ideas.jpg" alt="The best last-minute gift ideas for a country life enthusiast" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>It's not too late to buy gifts for the country person in your life, from heirloom&nbsp;seed subscriptions to homemade laundry DIY kits, there’s still time to get a great gift for someone who prefers the sustainable, simple life.</em></span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-best-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-a-country-life-enthusiast" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Blog_Photos/Rural_Life/Sarah%20Olson/Country%20Christmas%20Gifts/Country%20Christmas%20Gift%20Ideas.jpg" alt="The best last-minute gift ideas for a country life enthusiast" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>It's not too late to buy gifts for the country person in your life, from heirloom&nbsp;seed subscriptions to homemade laundry DIY kits, there’s still time to get a great gift for someone who prefers the sustainable, simple life.</em></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-best-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-a-country-life-enthusiast&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Rural Life Country life Tue, 29 Nov 2022 22:09:18 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-best-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-a-country-life-enthusiast 2022-11-29T22:09:18Z Sarah Asp Olson Gifts for Off-Grid & Outdoor Enthusiasts https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/gifts-for-off-grid-outdoor-enthusiasts <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/gifts-for-off-grid-outdoor-enthusiasts" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-82663273.jpg" alt="Gifts for Off-Grid &amp; Outdoor Enthusiasts" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the adventurous at heart.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/gifts-for-off-grid-outdoor-enthusiasts" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-82663273.jpg" alt="Gifts for Off-Grid &amp; Outdoor Enthusiasts" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the adventurous at heart.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fgifts-for-off-grid-outdoor-enthusiasts&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Nature Family Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Country life Holiday Christmas Hunting Hunting for women fishing camping Homesteading Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:22:03 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/gifts-for-off-grid-outdoor-enthusiasts 2022-11-29T21:22:03Z L. Woodrow Ross 2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/holiday-gift-guide-for-hobby-farmers-and-homesteaders <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/holiday-gift-guide-for-hobby-farmers-and-homesteaders" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/2022%20Gifts%20for%20Homesteaders.jpg" alt="2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Support your hardworking loved ones this winter with gifts that nurture them and inspire their dreams.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/holiday-gift-guide-for-hobby-farmers-and-homesteaders" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/2022%20Gifts%20for%20Homesteaders.jpg" alt="2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Support your hardworking loved ones this winter with gifts that nurture them and inspire their dreams.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fholiday-gift-guide-for-hobby-farmers-and-homesteaders&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Off the Grid Starting a Farm Food Family Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Wellness Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Country life Holiday Christmas Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:44:12 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/holiday-gift-guide-for-hobby-farmers-and-homesteaders 2022-11-23T17:44:12Z Sarah Seufer The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-10-blessings-of-a-country-thanksgiving <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-10-blessings-of-a-country-thanksgiving" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/62358805_8c1327ce16_o.jpg" alt="The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Get inspired to count your blessings and your bounty with Catherine S. Pond's reflections on 10 blessings of a country Thanksgiving.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-10-blessings-of-a-country-thanksgiving" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/62358805_8c1327ce16_o.jpg" alt="The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Get inspired to count your blessings and your bounty with Catherine S. Pond's reflections on 10 blessings of a country Thanksgiving.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-10-blessings-of-a-country-thanksgiving&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Country Living Owning Land Food Family Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Catherine Pond Why Go Rural Country life Holiday Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:36:58 GMT info@catherinepond.com (Catherine Seiberling Pond) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-10-blessings-of-a-country-thanksgiving 2022-11-17T19:36:58Z 11 Myths and Facts About Buying Rural Land https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/11-myths-and-facts-about-buying-rural-land <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/11-myths-and-facts-about-buying-rural-land" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1158390357_Survey.jpg" alt="11 Myths and Facts About Buying Rural Land" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>This myth-busting article sets the record straight about the basics of buying rural land in the post-pandemic 21st century.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/11-myths-and-facts-about-buying-rural-land" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1158390357_Survey.jpg" alt="11 Myths and Facts About Buying Rural Land" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>This myth-busting article sets the record straight about the basics of buying rural land in the post-pandemic 21st century.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2F11-myths-and-facts-about-buying-rural-land&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Insider Rural Land Rural Lands Rural Interests Owning Land Buying Rural Land Insurance Buying 101 Featured Posts Featured Authors Finding Land Kristen Boye Research owning country land land buying 101 Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:50:02 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/11-myths-and-facts-about-buying-rural-land 2022-11-11T20:50:02Z Kristen Boye 5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-hunting-podcasts-to-inspire-the-new-hunter <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-hunting-podcasts-to-inspire-the-new-hunter" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-92076342.jpg" alt="5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>New hunter Sarah Seufer shares the podcasts that helped her get started hunting as an adult.&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-hunting-podcasts-to-inspire-the-new-hunter" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-92076342.jpg" alt="5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>New hunter Sarah Seufer shares the podcasts that helped her get started hunting as an adult.&nbsp;</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Ffive-hunting-podcasts-to-inspire-the-new-hunter&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Nature Food Freedom Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Hunting and Fishing Health Country life Hunting Hunting for women Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:18:08 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-hunting-podcasts-to-inspire-the-new-hunter 2022-11-04T14:18:08Z Sarah Seufer 8 Tips on Winterizing Your Southern Hobby Farm https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/8-tips-on-winterizing-your-southern-hobby-farm <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/8-tips-on-winterizing-your-southern-hobby-farm" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-78369351.jpg" alt="8 Tips on Winterizing Your Southern Hobby Farm" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>If you live on a farm, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for winter. Homesteader Mara Watts shares her top tips on how to winterize your southern hobby farm for the coming winter season.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/8-tips-on-winterizing-your-southern-hobby-farm" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-78369351.jpg" alt="8 Tips on Winterizing Your Southern Hobby Farm" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>If you live on a farm, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for winter. Homesteader Mara Watts shares her top tips on how to winterize your southern hobby farm for the coming winter season.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2F8-tips-on-winterizing-your-southern-hobby-farm&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:03:22 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/8-tips-on-winterizing-your-southern-hobby-farm 2022-10-26T16:03:22Z Mara Watts How To Find Land For Sale https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-find-land-for-sale <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-find-land-for-sale" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/HowToFindLandForSale_Lead.jpg" alt="How To Find Land For Sale" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Wondering how to find raw rural land for sale? This article shares the best online and offline resources to help you find your dream property.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-find-land-for-sale" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/HowToFindLandForSale_Lead.jpg" alt="How To Find Land For Sale" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Wondering how to find raw rural land for sale? This article shares the best online and offline resources to help you find your dream property.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-find-land-for-sale&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Insider Rural Land Rural Lands Owning Land Buying Rural Land Finance Buying 101 Featured Posts Featured Authors Finding Land Kristen Boye Research owning country land Barnett land buying 101 Thu, 20 Oct 2022 15:16:12 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-find-land-for-sale 2022-10-20T15:16:12Z Kristen Boye When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/when-its-time-to-stop-feeding-the-birds <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/when-its-time-to-stop-feeding-the-birds" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/WhenStopFeedingBirds_Lead.jpg" alt="When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>People who feed birds find it rewarding and time well spent. Usually, they can rattle off the species at their feeder like they were family names.&nbsp; Sometimes even better than family names. So when you suggest that it might be time to stop feeding, you might need to duck until you have a chance to explain why.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/when-its-time-to-stop-feeding-the-birds" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/WhenStopFeedingBirds_Lead.jpg" alt="When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>People who feed birds find it rewarding and time well spent. Usually, they can rattle off the species at their feeder like they were family names.&nbsp; Sometimes even better than family names. So when you suggest that it might be time to stop feeding, you might need to duck until you have a chance to explain why.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fwhen-its-time-to-stop-feeding-the-birds&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Birding Nature Family Gardening Rural Life Jim Mize Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Country life Thu, 13 Oct 2022 19:07:32 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/when-its-time-to-stop-feeding-the-birds 2022-10-13T19:07:32Z Jim Mize Following the Hunter's Moon https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/following-the-hunters-moon <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/following-the-hunters-moon" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-657510978.jpg" alt="Following the Hunter's Moon" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Regardless of where you live in the South, there is probably a healthy population of whitetail deer nearby. Even in a development located in a rural area, deer are often prevalent. This article shares the secrets to finding deer and harvesting nutritious, healthy venison for your table.<br></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/following-the-hunters-moon" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-657510978.jpg" alt="Following the Hunter's Moon" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Regardless of where you live in the South, there is probably a healthy population of whitetail deer nearby. Even in a development located in a rural area, deer are often prevalent. This article shares the secrets to finding deer and harvesting nutritious, healthy venison for your table.<br></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Ffollowing-the-hunters-moon&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Nature Food Freedom Rural Life Recreation Featured Authors Hunting and Fishing Country life Hunting Hunting for women Thu, 06 Oct 2022 21:03:02 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/following-the-hunters-moon 2022-10-06T21:03:02Z L. Woodrow Ross Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/squirrel-hunting-the-right-game-for-young-hunters <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/squirrel-hunting-the-right-game-for-young-hunters" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/SquirrelHunting_Lead.jpg" alt="Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Experienced hunter, father, and grandpa Jim Mize reflects on the life lessons and self-sufficiency skills he learned during his first hunting experience in pursuit of squirrels. If you're interested in getting your kids started hunting, or are an aspiring hunter yourself, this article's for you.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/squirrel-hunting-the-right-game-for-young-hunters" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/SquirrelHunting_Lead.jpg" alt="Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Experienced hunter, father, and grandpa Jim Mize reflects on the life lessons and self-sufficiency skills he learned during his first hunting experience in pursuit of squirrels. If you're interested in getting your kids started hunting, or are an aspiring hunter yourself, this article's for you.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fsquirrel-hunting-the-right-game-for-young-hunters&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Nature Food Family Sustainability Freedom Rural Life Recreation Jim Mize Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Country life Hunting Hunting for women Wed, 28 Sep 2022 19:22:22 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/squirrel-hunting-the-right-game-for-young-hunters 2022-09-28T19:22:22Z Jim Mize Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/cost-cutting-in-the-country-what-you-can-do-to-save-money-right-now <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/cost-cutting-in-the-country-what-you-can-do-to-save-money-right-now" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-144321115.jpg" alt="Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Looking for ways to cut costs and save money at home? Farm wife Catherine Pond shares her advice on how country folks can take advantage of their rural locations to save money on food and supplies...even without farming.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/cost-cutting-in-the-country-what-you-can-do-to-save-money-right-now" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-144321115.jpg" alt="Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Looking for ways to cut costs and save money at home? Farm wife Catherine Pond shares her advice on how country folks can take advantage of their rural locations to save money on food and supplies...even without farming.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fcost-cutting-in-the-country-what-you-can-do-to-save-money-right-now&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Food Family Sustainability Rural Life Finance Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Catherine Pond Why Go Rural Homesteading Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:44:27 GMT info@catherinepond.com (Catherine Seiberling Pond) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/cost-cutting-in-the-country-what-you-can-do-to-save-money-right-now 2022-09-22T18:44:27Z Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/recognizing-the-evidence-of-wildlife-around-us <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/recognizing-the-evidence-of-wildlife-around-us" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1402081055.jpg" alt="Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Wildlife exists almost everywhere, even in the shadow of civilization. We have only to perceive it in another dimension. Our human senses have been dulled by years of comfort and so-called technological advances. If you are considering moving to a rural location, taking up hunting or trapping, or planning to become more attuned to nature, here are some tips.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/recognizing-the-evidence-of-wildlife-around-us" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1402081055.jpg" alt="Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Wildlife exists almost everywhere, even in the shadow of civilization. We have only to perceive it in another dimension. Our human senses have been dulled by years of comfort and so-called technological advances. If you are considering moving to a rural location, taking up hunting or trapping, or planning to become more attuned to nature, here are some tips.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Frecognizing-the-evidence-of-wildlife-around-us&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Owning Land Birding Nature Food Buying Rural Land Rural Life Managing Land Recreation Buying 101 Featured Posts Featured Authors Hunting and Fishing Country life L. Woodrow Ross owning country land land buying 101 Hunting Hunting for women Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:26:27 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/recognizing-the-evidence-of-wildlife-around-us 2022-09-16T20:26:27Z L. Woodrow Ross How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-tips-for-buying-the-right-atv-or-utv <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-tips-for-buying-the-right-atv-or-utv" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1225110669.jpg" alt="How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Learn how to buy the right ATV or UTV for your rural land with these simple tips from a 20+ year industry expert. </em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-tips-for-buying-the-right-atv-or-utv" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1225110669.jpg" alt="How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Learn how to buy the right ATV or UTV for your rural land with these simple tips from a 20+ year industry expert. </em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Ffive-tips-for-buying-the-right-atv-or-utv&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Owning Land Nature Family Rural Life Managing Land Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Country life owning country land Hunting Hunting for women camping Homesteading Wed, 07 Sep 2022 16:21:08 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/five-tips-for-buying-the-right-atv-or-utv 2022-09-07T16:21:08Z Sarah Seufer Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/meet-the-author-and-editor-kristen-boye <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/meet-the-author-and-editor-kristen-boye" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Meet%20the%20Author_KristenBoye_Lead.jpg" alt="Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Sarah Asp Olson interviews our fearless editor, Kristen Boye on her au naturale upbringing, how she launched her writing career and how she and her husband are making their sustainable dreams come true on just one acre of land.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/meet-the-author-and-editor-kristen-boye" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Meet%20the%20Author_KristenBoye_Lead.jpg" alt="Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Sarah Asp Olson interviews our fearless editor, Kristen Boye on her au naturale upbringing, how she launched her writing career and how she and her husband are making their sustainable dreams come true on just one acre of land.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fmeet-the-author-and-editor-kristen-boye&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Farming Country Living Starting a Farm Family Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Wellness Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Kristen Boye Health Country life owning country land Sarah Asp Olson Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:15:56 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/meet-the-author-and-editor-kristen-boye 2022-09-02T16:15:56Z Sarah Asp Olson How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/build-your-own-firewood-rack <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/build-your-own-firewood-rack" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Firewood%20Rack.jpg" alt="How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>For many rural folks and homesteaders, a fireplace or woodstove is an essential part of the home. However, finding a safe and efficient place to store all that wood can be a chore. In this article, Jim Mize shares how to build a custom DIY firewood rack in about an hour for $65.00 or less (and yes, even the less-than-handy can do this).</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/build-your-own-firewood-rack" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Firewood%20Rack.jpg" alt="How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>For many rural folks and homesteaders, a fireplace or woodstove is an essential part of the home. However, finding a safe and efficient place to store all that wood can be a chore. In this article, Jim Mize shares how to build a custom DIY firewood rack in about an hour for $65.00 or less (and yes, even the less-than-handy can do this).</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fbuild-your-own-firewood-rack&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Off the Grid Nature Freedom Rural Life Jim Mize Featured Authors Country life Homesteading Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:55:15 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/build-your-own-firewood-rack 2022-08-24T18:55:15Z Jim Mize Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/nature-journaling-the-school-of-nature <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/nature-journaling-the-school-of-nature" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-173559285.jpg" alt="Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>We talked to a veteran homeschooling mom in Western North Carolina, for details on what a nature journal is, and how to get started with one.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/nature-journaling-the-school-of-nature" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-173559285.jpg" alt="Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>We talked to a veteran homeschooling mom in Western North Carolina, for details on what a nature journal is, and how to get started with one.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fnature-journaling-the-school-of-nature&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Nature Family Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Health Country life Homeschooling Homesteading Mara Watts Fri, 19 Aug 2022 19:10:01 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/nature-journaling-the-school-of-nature 2022-08-19T19:10:01Z Mara Watts Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall & Winter Planting https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/fall-garden-prep-what-were-growing-on-our-mini-farm <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/fall-garden-prep-what-were-growing-on-our-mini-farm" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1055993312.jpg" alt="Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall &amp; Winter Planting" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left; font-weight: normal;"><em>It’s still hot, but the days are shortening as summer begins to slip into fall. Farm chores are adding up, especially as they pertain to the family garden. Here, homesteader Mara Watts shares her cool-season garden strategies from her 2.5-acre mini-farm in Western North Carolina.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/fall-garden-prep-what-were-growing-on-our-mini-farm" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1055993312.jpg" alt="Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall &amp; Winter Planting" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left; font-weight: normal;"><em>It’s still hot, but the days are shortening as summer begins to slip into fall. Farm chores are adding up, especially as they pertain to the family garden. Here, homesteader Mara Watts shares her cool-season garden strategies from her 2.5-acre mini-farm in Western North Carolina.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Ffall-garden-prep-what-were-growing-on-our-mini-farm&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Farming Country Living Off the Grid Starting a Farm Food Family Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Wellness Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Health Country life Homesteading Tue, 09 Aug 2022 16:18:12 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/fall-garden-prep-what-were-growing-on-our-mini-farm 2022-08-09T16:18:12Z Mara Watts Worm Charming and DIY Worm Farms: Summer Fun For Kids (And Anglers) Of All Ages https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/worm-charming-and-diy-worm-farms-summer-fun-for-kids-and-anglers-of-all-ages <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/worm-charming-and-diy-worm-farms-summer-fun-for-kids-and-anglers-of-all-ages" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/WromCharminLead.jpg" alt="Worm Charming and DIY Worm Farms: Summer Fun For Kids (And Anglers) Of All Ages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Need a fun activity to occupy the kids before school starts? An outdoorswoman and mother of 2 shares her experience trying out worm charming with her son. Plus, how to start your own DIY worm farm.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/worm-charming-and-diy-worm-farms-summer-fun-for-kids-and-anglers-of-all-ages" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/WromCharminLead.jpg" alt="Worm Charming and DIY Worm Farms: Summer Fun For Kids (And Anglers) Of All Ages" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Need a fun activity to occupy the kids before school starts? An outdoorswoman and mother of 2 shares her experience trying out worm charming with her son. Plus, how to start your own DIY worm farm.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fworm-charming-and-diy-worm-farms-summer-fun-for-kids-and-anglers-of-all-ages&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Nature Family Gardening Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Country life fishing Homeschooling Wed, 03 Aug 2022 20:29:32 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/worm-charming-and-diy-worm-farms-summer-fun-for-kids-and-anglers-of-all-ages 2022-08-03T20:29:32Z Corey Hunt A Quick Guide to Non-Toxic Bugsprays for a Healthier Summer https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-non-toxic-bugsprays-for-a-healthier-summer <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-non-toxic-bugsprays-for-a-healthier-summer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-844136310.jpg" alt="A Quick Guide to Non-Toxic Bugsprays for a Healthier Summer" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Bug sprays are essential during the dog days of summer (especially in the hot, sticky South!). But you don't have to turn to toxic pesticide-based bug sprays to stay safe. Here, we explore the best all-natural bug sprays, based on science, to protect your family and the environment.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-non-toxic-bugsprays-for-a-healthier-summer" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-844136310.jpg" alt="A Quick Guide to Non-Toxic Bugsprays for a Healthier Summer" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Bug sprays are essential during the dog days of summer (especially in the hot, sticky South!). But you don't have to turn to toxic pesticide-based bug sprays to stay safe. Here, we explore the best all-natural bug sprays, based on science, to protect your family and the environment.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fa-quick-guide-to-non-toxic-bugsprays-for-a-healthier-summer&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Interests Nature Family Sustainability Wellness Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Kristen Boye Health Research camping Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:49:18 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-non-toxic-bugsprays-for-a-healthier-summer 2022-07-27T19:49:18Z Kristen Boye The Extraordinary Rural Folks We’ve Met Over 7 Years https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-extraordinary-rural-folks-weve-met-over-7-years <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-extraordinary-rural-folks-weve-met-over-7-years" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Alligator_Alley_Lead.jpg" alt="The Extraordinary Rural Folks We’ve Met Over 7 Years" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Farmers, rural entrepreneurs and even a celebrity survivalist have helped Rethink:Rural tell the story of country living throughout our 7 years of publication.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-extraordinary-rural-folks-weve-met-over-7-years" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Alligator_Alley_Lead.jpg" alt="The Extraordinary Rural Folks We’ve Met Over 7 Years" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Farmers, rural entrepreneurs and even a celebrity survivalist have helped Rethink:Rural tell the story of country living throughout our 7 years of publication.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fthe-extraordinary-rural-folks-weve-met-over-7-years&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Owning Land Starting a Farm Food Family Gardening Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Kristen Boye Country life owning country land Homesteading Fri, 22 Jul 2022 21:13:00 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/the-extraordinary-rural-folks-weve-met-over-7-years 2022-07-22T21:13:00Z Kristen Boye Bringing the Homestead into Your Homeschool https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/bringing-the-homestead-into-your-homeschool <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/bringing-the-homestead-into-your-homeschool" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1174001541.jpg" alt="Bringing the Homestead into Your Homeschool" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Homeschooling your children can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever embark on. But how do you fit it in when you are busy on the homestead? You might find it is easier than you think.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/bringing-the-homestead-into-your-homeschool" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1174001541.jpg" alt="Bringing the Homestead into Your Homeschool" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Homeschooling your children can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever embark on. But how do you fit it in when you are busy on the homestead? You might find it is easier than you think.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fbringing-the-homestead-into-your-homeschool&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Starting a Farm Family Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Country life owning country land Homeschooling Homesteading Tue, 19 Jul 2022 20:06:47 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/bringing-the-homestead-into-your-homeschool 2022-07-19T20:06:47Z Mara Watts Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/our-top-7-land-buying-articles-from-the-last-7-years <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/our-top-7-land-buying-articles-from-the-last-7-years" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Top7LandBuyingArticles_Lead.jpg" alt="Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>We're looking back at some of the best expert advice we've received about buying rural land in celebration of Rethink:Rural's seventh birthday.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/our-top-7-land-buying-articles-from-the-last-7-years" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Top7LandBuyingArticles_Lead.jpg" alt="Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>We're looking back at some of the best expert advice we've received about buying rural land in celebration of Rethink:Rural's seventh birthday.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Four-top-7-land-buying-articles-from-the-last-7-years&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Land Rural Lands Rural Interests Country Living Owning Land Starting a Farm Making a Homesite Freedom Buying Rural Land Finance Featured Posts Featured Authors Florida Why Go Rural Country life owning country land land buying 101 Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:56:05 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/our-top-7-land-buying-articles-from-the-last-7-years 2022-07-13T19:56:05Z Kristen Boye Messing With Mice https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/messing-with-mice <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/messing-with-mice" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/MessingWithMice_Lead.jpg" alt="Messing With Mice" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>When you live close to nature, you're bound to come across various wild creatures...big and small. Mice, for example, are common on many farms and rural properties. In this article, Jim Mize shares his humorous encounters with mice at home and on the road (literally). Plus offers tips on the best mouse traps to use in different circumstances.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/messing-with-mice" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/MessingWithMice_Lead.jpg" alt="Messing With Mice" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>When you live close to nature, you're bound to come across various wild creatures...big and small. Mice, for example, are common on many farms and rural properties. In this article, Jim Mize shares his humorous encounters with mice at home and on the road (literally). Plus offers tips on the best mouse traps to use in different circumstances.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fmessing-with-mice&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:43:55 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/messing-with-mice 2022-07-06T15:43:55Z Jim Mize 7 Questions To Ask When Buying Small Acreage https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/7-questions-to-ask-when-buying-small-acreage <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/7-questions-to-ask-when-buying-small-acreage" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-903182920.jpg" alt="7 Questions To Ask When Buying Small Acreage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>How much acreage do you really need to create a homestead, farm, hobby farm or country home? Maybe less (or more) than you think! Learn more with these 7 questions to ask when buying small acreage.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/7-questions-to-ask-when-buying-small-acreage" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-903182920.jpg" alt="7 Questions To Ask When Buying Small Acreage" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>How much acreage do you really need to create a homestead, farm, hobby farm or country home? Maybe less (or more) than you think! Learn more with these 7 questions to ask when buying small acreage.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2F7-questions-to-ask-when-buying-small-acreage&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Land Rural Interests Farming Country Living Off the Grid Starting a Farm Sustainability Making a Homesite Gardening Buying Rural Land Finance Buying 101 Featured Posts Featured Authors Why Go Rural owning country land land buying 101 Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:55:22 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/7-questions-to-ask-when-buying-small-acreage 2022-06-22T18:55:22Z Kristen Boye Must Have Tools and Accessories for Gardeners https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/must-have-tools-and-accessories-for-gardeners <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/must-have-tools-and-accessories-for-gardeners" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/IMG_5465.jpg" alt="Must Have Tools and Accessories for Gardeners" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>When gardening or farming, having the right tool for the right job can make all the difference. A regenerative farmer and homesteader shares his picks for 5 must-have tools that will save you time, effort and sore muscles!</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/must-have-tools-and-accessories-for-gardeners" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/IMG_5465.jpg" alt="Must Have Tools and Accessories for Gardeners" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>When gardening or farming, having the right tool for the right job can make all the difference. A regenerative farmer and homesteader shares his picks for 5 must-have tools that will save you time, effort and sore muscles!</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fmust-have-tools-and-accessories-for-gardeners&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Farming Country Living Starting a Farm Gardening Rural Life Featured Authors Country life Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:09:46 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/must-have-tools-and-accessories-for-gardeners 2022-06-17T20:09:46Z Rolando Boye Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/planting-by-the-signs-a-considered-gardening-practice-as-old-as-the-hills <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/planting-by-the-signs-a-considered-gardening-practice-as-old-as-the-hills" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1395968488.jpg" alt="Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the zodiac for everything---from starting seeds, to transplanting, weeding and more . We interviewed two experts on the subject to learn more about its cultural origins and how the cosmos can influence our gardens.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/planting-by-the-signs-a-considered-gardening-practice-as-old-as-the-hills" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1395968488.jpg" alt="Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the zodiac for everything---from starting seeds, to transplanting, weeding and more . We interviewed two experts on the subject to learn more about its cultural origins and how the cosmos can influence our gardens.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fplanting-by-the-signs-a-considered-gardening-practice-as-old-as-the-hills&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Nature Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Improving Land Featured Posts Featured Authors Catherine Pond Country life owning country land land improvement Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:15:08 GMT info@catherinepond.com (Catherine Seiberling Pond) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/planting-by-the-signs-a-considered-gardening-practice-as-old-as-the-hills 2022-06-09T16:15:08Z Special Gifts for Father's Day https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/special-gifts-for-fathers-day <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/special-gifts-for-fathers-day" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/SpecialGiftFatherDay.jpg" alt="Special Gifts for Father's Day" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>An outdoorsman, survivalist, gardener, primitive crafts hobbyist, hunter, fisherman, Dad and Grandpa shares his advice on great Father's Day Gifts for the outdoorsy, nature-loving, sportsman in your life. Happy Father's Day, y'all!</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/special-gifts-for-fathers-day" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/SpecialGiftFatherDay.jpg" alt="Special Gifts for Father's Day" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>An outdoorsman, survivalist, gardener, primitive crafts hobbyist, hunter, fisherman, Dad and Grandpa shares his advice on great Father's Day Gifts for the outdoorsy, nature-loving, sportsman in your life. Happy Father's Day, y'all!</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fspecial-gifts-for-fathers-day&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Family Rural Life Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Country life L. Woodrow Ross Hunting fishing Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:36:10 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/special-gifts-for-fathers-day 2022-06-07T21:36:10Z L. Woodrow Ross The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/settling-into-the-rural-south <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/settling-into-the-rural-south" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-469259058.jpg" alt="The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Census data shows that the South is attracting newcomers like never before. Long-time Southerner, outdoorsman and author Jim Mize, shares some tips for adapting to the unexpected (and often humorous) nuances of moving to the rural South.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/settling-into-the-rural-south" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-469259058.jpg" alt="The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Census data shows that the South is attracting newcomers like never before. Long-time Southerner, outdoorsman and author Jim Mize, shares some tips for adapting to the unexpected (and often humorous) nuances of moving to the rural South.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fsettling-into-the-rural-south&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Interests Buying Rural Land Rural Life The Rural Rules Jim Mize Featured Posts Featured Authors Country life owning country land Wed, 01 Jun 2022 19:39:25 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/settling-into-the-rural-south 2022-06-01T19:39:25Z Jim Mize Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/old-fashioned-skills-can-help-children-thrive-in-uncertain-times <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/old-fashioned-skills-can-help-children-thrive-in-uncertain-times" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-832254298.jpg" alt="Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><em>The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach children the value of self-sufficiency skills that will serve them for a lifetime. Grandpa, father, mentor and survival expert L. Woodrow Ross shares some fun and useful skills parents can pass down to the next generation.</em></span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/old-fashioned-skills-can-help-children-thrive-in-uncertain-times" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-832254298.jpg" alt="Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><em>The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach children the value of self-sufficiency skills that will serve them for a lifetime. Grandpa, father, mentor and survival expert L. Woodrow Ross shares some fun and useful skills parents can pass down to the next generation.</em></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fold-fashioned-skills-can-help-children-thrive-in-uncertain-times&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Interests Country Living Nature Food Family Gardening Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting and Fishing Health Country life L. Woodrow Ross Hunting fishing Tue, 24 May 2022 20:22:11 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/old-fashioned-skills-can-help-children-thrive-in-uncertain-times 2022-05-24T20:22:11Z L. Woodrow Ross Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90% https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/frozen-like-a-deer-in-the-headlights-maybe-no-more <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/frozen-like-a-deer-in-the-headlights-maybe-no-more" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/DeerHeadlightLead.jpg" alt="Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90%" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>If you drive on country roads, chances are you've either hit or nearly collided with a deer frozen in the headlights. Deer collisions are common and cost hundreds of lives and billions of dollars per year. But there's hope on the horizon. A new technology that could reduce collisions by up to 90%. We sat down with Dr. Olin Rhodes Jr., Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) to learn more.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/frozen-like-a-deer-in-the-headlights-maybe-no-more" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/DeerHeadlightLead.jpg" alt="Frozen Like A Deer In The Headlights: New Technology Could Reduce Deer Collisions By 90%" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>If you drive on country roads, chances are you've either hit or nearly collided with a deer frozen in the headlights. Deer collisions are common and cost hundreds of lives and billions of dollars per year. But there's hope on the horizon. A new technology that could reduce collisions by up to 90%. We sat down with Dr. Olin Rhodes Jr., Director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) to learn more.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Ffrozen-like-a-deer-in-the-headlights-maybe-no-more&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Lands Country Living Nature Recreation Jim Mize Featured Posts Featured Authors Hunting and Fishing Research Wed, 18 May 2022 15:33:33 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/frozen-like-a-deer-in-the-headlights-maybe-no-more 2022-05-18T15:33:33Z Jim Mize How to Predator-Proof Your Chicken Coop https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-predator-proof-your-chicken-coop <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-predator-proof-your-chicken-coop" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1221424769.jpg" alt="How to Predator-Proof Your Chicken Coop" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Chickens and their eggs are easy prey for predators such as raccoons, coyotes and snakes. In this article, we're sharing expert advice on how to secure your chicken coop and protect your flock.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-predator-proof-your-chicken-coop" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1221424769.jpg" alt="How to Predator-Proof Your Chicken Coop" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Chickens and their eggs are easy prey for predators such as raccoons, coyotes and snakes. In this article, we're sharing expert advice on how to secure your chicken coop and protect your flock.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-predator-proof-your-chicken-coop&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Interests Farming Country Living Off the Grid Starting a Farm Food Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Country life Sarah Seufer Fri, 13 May 2022 20:13:34 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-predator-proof-your-chicken-coop 2022-05-13T20:13:34Z Sarah Seufer Camping in Bear Country https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/camping-in-bear-country <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/camping-in-bear-country" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/CampingBearCountry_Lead.jpg" alt="Camping in Bear Country" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Camping brings you up close and personal with nature, whether you car camp or venture far into the backwoods. But when camping in bear country, it's important to know your boundaries and stay vigilant. A veteran camper offers these safety tips.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/camping-in-bear-country" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/CampingBearCountry_Lead.jpg" alt="Camping in Bear Country" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Camping brings you up close and personal with nature, whether you car camp or venture far into the backwoods. But when camping in bear country, it's important to know your boundaries and stay vigilant. A veteran camper offers these safety tips.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fcamping-in-bear-country&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Country Living Nature Family Sustainability Rural Life Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Family Life Hunting Corey Hunt Wed, 04 May 2022 21:12:29 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/camping-in-bear-country 2022-05-04T21:12:29Z Corey Hunt How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/rural-ingenuity-how-rural-living-brings-recycling-back-home <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/rural-ingenuity-how-rural-living-brings-recycling-back-home" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Composting%20Leaves3_Lead.jpg" alt="How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>It has been said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That is especially true in a rural environment. Rather than driving to a big box store, we can often improvise by recycling something on hand to meet the need. Our forefathers did not have the luxury of purchasing ready-made solutions to their problems, but turned to the resources they had at hand. With a little ingenuity on our part, we can do likewise.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/rural-ingenuity-how-rural-living-brings-recycling-back-home" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/Composting%20Leaves3_Lead.jpg" alt="How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>It has been said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That is especially true in a rural environment. Rather than driving to a big box store, we can often improvise by recycling something on hand to meet the need. Our forefathers did not have the luxury of purchasing ready-made solutions to their problems, but turned to the resources they had at hand. With a little ingenuity on our part, we can do likewise.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Frural-ingenuity-how-rural-living-brings-recycling-back-home&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural People Rural Land Rural Lands Off the Grid Sustainability Gardening Rural Life Featured Posts Featured Authors Country life L. Woodrow Ross owning country land Thu, 28 Apr 2022 12:51:26 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/rural-ingenuity-how-rural-living-brings-recycling-back-home 2022-04-28T12:51:26Z L. Woodrow Ross How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-avian-influenza-can-affect-your-chickens-and-what-to-do-about-it <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-avian-influenza-can-affect-your-chickens-and-what-to-do-about-it" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1253533085.jpg" alt="How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>While the threat of avian influenza can be daunting, there are steps you can take to help prevent illness in your flock. In this article, we're sharing advice from a public health veterinarian at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.</em>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-avian-influenza-can-affect-your-chickens-and-what-to-do-about-it" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GettyImages-1253533085.jpg" alt="How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>While the threat of avian influenza can be daunting, there are steps you can take to help prevent illness in your flock. In this article, we're sharing advice from a public health veterinarian at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.</em>&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-avian-influenza-can-affect-your-chickens-and-what-to-do-about-it&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Farming Starting a Farm Birding Food Featured Posts Featured Authors Health Research Country life Mon, 25 Apr 2022 15:53:20 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-avian-influenza-can-affect-your-chickens-and-what-to-do-about-it 2022-04-25T15:53:20Z Sarah Seufer Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/land-and-ladies-women-helping-women-manage-land-and-timber <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/land-and-ladies-women-helping-women-manage-land-and-timber" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/LandAndLadies_Lead-1.jpg" alt="Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Are you interested in investing in timberland but don't know where to start? We interviewed certified Forester and educator, Danielle Atkins of Land and Ladies for her advice on what women need to know about buying and managing timberland.</em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/land-and-ladies-women-helping-women-manage-land-and-timber" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/LandAndLadies_Lead-1.jpg" alt="Land and Ladies: Women Helping Women Manage Land and Timber" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>Are you interested in investing in timberland but don't know where to start? We interviewed certified Forester and educator, Danielle Atkins of Land and Ladies for her advice on what women need to know about buying and managing timberland.</em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fland-and-ladies-women-helping-women-manage-land-and-timber&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Land Rural Lands Rural Interests Owning Land Nature Sustainability Buying Rural Land Finance Improving Land Managing Land Recreation Featured Posts Featured Authors Finding Land Kristen Boye owning country land land buying 101 land improvement Hunting for women Retirement Thu, 14 Apr 2022 12:00:00 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/land-and-ladies-women-helping-women-manage-land-and-timber 2022-04-14T12:00:00Z Kristen Boye Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!) https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/apps-for-tree-identification-and-theyre-all-free <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/apps-for-tree-identification-and-theyre-all-free" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/TreeAppLead.jpg" alt="Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Tree identification apps are a helpful and handy tool for land owners, nature lovers and anyone interested in learning more about forests and timberland. Forester and outdoorsman, Jim Mize shares his top picks for free tree ID apps.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/apps-for-tree-identification-and-theyre-all-free" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/TreeAppLead.jpg" alt="Apps for Tree Identification (and they're all free!)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Tree identification apps are a helpful and handy tool for land owners, nature lovers and anyone interested in learning more about forests and timberland. Forester and outdoorsman, Jim Mize shares his top picks for free tree ID apps.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fapps-for-tree-identification-and-theyre-all-free&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Education Rural Land Rural Interests Nature Sustainability Buying Rural Land Improving Land Managing Land Jim Mize Featured Posts Featured Authors owning country land land improvement Fri, 08 Apr 2022 20:32:49 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/apps-for-tree-identification-and-theyre-all-free 2022-04-08T20:32:49Z Jim Mize How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-country-life-can-boost-your-cognitive-health <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-country-life-can-boost-your-cognitive-health" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/CountryLifeBoostCognitive_Lead.jpg" alt="How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Have recent events got you feeling in need of a brain boost? Research shows that living in the country can have numerous direct and indirect benefits on brain health and cognitive function in adults and children.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-country-life-can-boost-your-cognitive-health" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/CountryLifeBoostCognitive_Lead.jpg" alt="How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Have recent events got you feeling in need of a brain boost? Research shows that living in the country can have numerous direct and indirect benefits on brain health and cognitive function in adults and children.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-country-life-can-boost-your-cognitive-health&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Farming Country Living Starting a Farm Nature Gardening Buying Rural Land Wellness Recreation Featured Authors Why Go Rural Kristen Boye Health Country life Sat, 02 Apr 2022 17:57:13 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-country-life-can-boost-your-cognitive-health 2022-04-02T17:57:13Z Kristen Boye How To Make Soil Blocks For Waste-free Seed Starting https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-make-soil-blocks-for-waste-free-seed-starting <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-make-soil-blocks-for-waste-free-seed-starting" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GardeningTipsSaveMoney_News.jpg" alt="How To Make Soil Blocks For Waste-free Seed Starting" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Want a waste-free way to start seeds? Soil blocks are the answer. A farmer and soil consultant shares his tips for how to make your own soil blocks from start to finish, including what tools to use, the best mix of potting soils, and how to avoid common beginner mistakes.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-make-soil-blocks-for-waste-free-seed-starting" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/hubfs/GardeningTipsSaveMoney_News.jpg" alt="How To Make Soil Blocks For Waste-free Seed Starting" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><em>Want a waste-free way to start seeds? Soil blocks are the answer. A farmer and soil consultant shares his tips for how to make your own soil blocks from start to finish, including what tools to use, the best mix of potting soils, and how to avoid common beginner mistakes.</em></p> <p><em></em></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=1710963&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-make-soil-blocks-for-waste-free-seed-starting&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Frethinkrural.raydientplaces.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Rural Interests Farming Country Living Starting a Farm Food Sustainability Gardening Featured Authors Health Country life Mon, 28 Mar 2022 15:42:03 GMT https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/how-to-make-soil-blocks-for-waste-free-seed-starting 2022-03-28T15:42:03Z Rolando Boye