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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...

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...

A Quiet Country Thanksgiving  Counting Our Blessings in 2020

A Quiet Country Thanksgiving — Counting Our Blessings in 2020

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessing of our common everyday lives for which we...

How to Choose the best Livestock Guard Dog Breed for your Farm

How to Choose the best Livestock Guard Dog Breed for your Farm

Thinking about adding a livestock or guardian dog to your family but don’t quite know where to start? We asked expert Jan Dohner for the scoop on...

How to Make FoolProof Apple Sauce ( Apple Butter)

How to Make Fool-Proof Apple Sauce (& Apple Butter)

There is nothing easier, tastier or more practical than making your own applesauce and apple butter. Cooking and pantry expert Catherine Pond...

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...

On A (Butterfly) Wing and a Prayer: Finding the Perfect Land in Rural Louisiana

On A (Butterfly) Wing and a Prayer: Finding the Perfect Land in Rural Louisiana

We're all in need of a feel good story these days! Meet the Ordoynes, a Louisiana family who made the move from city life to country life with a...

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started