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Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Wildflower season is in full bloom in much of the South. To celebrate, farm wife Catherine Pond shares a short essay with a series of images of...

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

Fish has always been considered a healthy food. However, new reports of mercury and other contaminants can make fish lovers question whether the...

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

This year's spring season represents a time of renewal and hope like no other spring before. In that spirit, outdoorsman, fisherman and writer,...

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ve curated a selection of articles featuring extraordinary women who are redefining what it...

How This ThirdGeneration Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

How This Third-Generation Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

Maggie Holub, a third-generation farmer, has created a mobile fitness facility to bring fitness classes to rural communities that may not have...

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

Retirement is a big step and for most of us and it opens up a myriad of possibilities. Retiring to the country is a great step in the right...

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life HandsDown

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life Hands-Down

If you’re thinking of moving outside the city, you probably have a lot of questions about what it will be like. This article paints a picture of...

The Appalachian Tradition of Old Christmas

The Appalachian Tradition of "Old Christmas"

In this spirit of this unique holiday season, we bring you the little-known story of "Old Christmas", a centuries old Appalachian custom wherein...

What Land Owners Need to know about Well Installation

What Land Owners Need to know about Well Installation

Being on a well is a lot different than relying on city water. Read on to learn the basics on groundwater wells, from how they're installed to...

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Owning wooded acreage affords the opportunity to select and chop your own firewood...either for your own home or as a side business. Forester and...