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Make Good Use Of Late Garden Produce With This Veggie Tonic

Make Good Use Of Late Garden Produce With This Veggie Tonic

Don't let less-than-perfect tomatoes rot on the vine (or cucumbers, herbs, peppers, etc.). Use them up and put them up with this tasty and healthy...

The Woodstock Lavender Co.A MotherDaughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

The Woodstock Lavender Co.---A Mother-Daughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

One of the best things about owning rural land is finding a purposeful way to make that land work for you. Mother and daughter, Mary May and Allison...

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

Victory gardens were essential during war times as a means of providing food, community, and security to over 20 million Americans. Today, those...

The Twelve ways of Christmas in the Country

The Twelve "ways" of Christmas in the Country

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

12 Christmas tree farms in the south

12 Christmas tree farms in the south

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

September SongThe Lure of Autumn in the South

September Song—The Lure of Autumn in the South

Kentucky farm wife at midlife, Catherine Pond, paints a beautifully nostalgic picture of why Southerners cherish the lingering months of autumn.

Top 6 Seed Companies to Order Organic, Heirloom and Hybrid Seeds

Top 6 Seed Companies to Order Organic, Heirloom and Hybrid Seeds

Kentucky Farmwife Catherine Pond offers an overview of her six favorite seed catalogs for hybrid, heirloom and organic vegetables.

How to Bring Heirloom Plants to Your Garden

How to Bring Heirloom Plants to Your Garden

What are heirloom plants and seeds? Here is a guide to understanding heirloom plants and how you can bring them to your garden.

10 Heirloom Annual Flowers  Where to Buy Them  Rethink:Rural

10 Heirloom Annual Flowers & Where to Buy Them | Rethink:Rural

How do you start your heirloom flower garden? Here are ten of Kentucky farmwife Catherine Pond's favorite heirloom annual flowers and where to find...

How to Hygge in the SouthEven Where Winter is Warmish

How to Hygge in the South—Even Where Winter is Warm-ish

How do you get cozy in warm, southern winters? Catherine Pond explains the art of practicing “hygge.”