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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...

Essential Tips For Canoeing With Kids

Essential Tips For Canoeing With Kids

Springtime is perfect canoeing weather in the South! Here, an outdoor expert and mom shares tips she learned from their recent family canoeing trip...

10 Ways Rural Living Benefits Heart Health

10 Ways Rural Living Benefits Heart Health

Ample research across decades has shown lifestyle plays a primary role in heart health and heart disease risk. Here we explore 10 ways a rural...

Companion Planting: Nature's Free Organic Pest Control

Companion Planting: Nature's Free Organic Pest Control

Tap into the many benefits of companion planting as an alternative to pesticides in the garden this spring. Use certain flowers and herbs to repel...