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Must Have Tools and Accessories for Gardeners

Must Have Tools and Accessories for Gardeners

When gardening or farming, having the right tool for the right job can make all the difference. A regenerative farmer and homesteader shares his...

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

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...

Special Gifts for Father's Day

Special Gifts for Father's Day

An outdoorsman, survivalist, gardener, primitive crafts hobbyist, hunter, fisherman, Dad and Grandpa shares his advice on great Father's Day Gifts...

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

Census data shows that the South is attracting newcomers like never before. Long-time Southerner, outdoorsman and author Jim Mize, shares some tips...

OldFashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach...

How to PredatorProof Your Chicken Coop

How to Predator-Proof Your Chicken Coop

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...

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

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,...

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

How Avian Influenza Can Affect Your Chickens (and what to do about it)

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...

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

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...

How To Make Soil Blocks For Wastefree Seed Starting

How To Make Soil Blocks For Waste-free Seed Starting

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...