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Summertime Science: How To Build A Freshwater Aquarium

Summertime Science: How To Build A Freshwater Aquarium

Got kids at home this summer? Then you'll love this summertime science series by outdoor mom, Corey Hunt. In this first article, she shares how to...

5 Nontoxic and Natural Weed Killers for Healthier Gardens and Land

5 Non-toxic and Natural Weed Killers for Healthier Gardens and Land

Looking for natural weed killers that work? Here, our editor (and regenerative herb farmer) shares and compares 5 simple DIY non-toxic weed killers,...

Chasing the Aurora: How shared natural experiences remind us of the wonders of the world  and the universe

Chasing the Aurora: How shared natural experiences remind us of the wonders of the world — and the universe

Americans south of the Canadian border got a real treat this month: a chance to see the Aurora Borealis as far south as North Carolina, with even...

Strawberry Jammin' With The Perfect Strawberry Jam Recipe

Strawberry Jammin' With The Perfect Strawberry Jam Recipe

Looking for the perfect strawberry jam recipe to preserve the season's garden or roadside stand harvest? Kentucky farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares...

How to Choose the Best RV or Camper

How to Choose the Best RV or Camper

Ignore the marketing hype and get real about why you want an RV/camper before you start shopping.

10 Mother's Day Gardening and Homesteading Gifts

10 Mother's Day Gardening and Homesteading Gifts

Looking for Mother's Day gardening and homesteading gift ideas? We've got you covered with 10 gifts for moms who love getting their hands dirty,...

Embrace the Garden Mess: The HowTos and Benefits of NoTill Gardening

Embrace the Garden Mess: The How-Tos and Benefits of No-Till Gardening

As spring sets in, gardeners everywhere begin to get the itch to go outside to till the garden. But before you crank up the tiller, allow us and a...

3 MultiFunctional Trees and Shrubs To Plant This Spring

3 Multi-Functional Trees and Shrubs To Plant This Spring

Are you considering adding trees or shrubs to your rural land this spring? Check out these 5+ beautiful multi-functional trees, shrubs and plants...

6 Tips for Celebrating Earth Day By Reducing Plastic On the Homestead

6 Tips for Celebrating Earth Day By Reducing Plastic On the Homestead

Happy Earth Day 2024! This year, we’re celebrating Earth Day’s theme, Planet vs. Plastics, with a few tips for reducing plastic waste on the...

A Celebration Of Springtime in Appalachia

A Celebration Of Springtime in Appalachia

Kentucky farmwife and author Catherine S. Pond shares the poetic glory of springtime in the South in words and photographs from her family farm in...