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Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Are you interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood this year? With a few tips and action items, you can do just that. Bringing...

What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading?

The homesteading lifestyle is about values like self-reliance, health and freedom. But what does homesteading look like today? Let’s look at the...

Creating A PlasticFree Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From YesterYear

Creating A Plastic-Free Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From Yester-Year

No matter where you live in America, plastic pollution from single-use items has become a big, ugly, and pervasive problem. 

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 direction...

Meet the Author's: Corey  Philip Hunt

Meet the Author's: Corey & Philip Hunt

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Jim Mize interviews outdoor family experts and award-winning writers Corey and Philip Hunt on...

Chocolate Chip Crashes Christmas

Chocolate Chip Crashes Christmas

Take a break from the holiday hustle to enjoy this funny tale of a black lab whose sense of smell led him to a whole heap of Christmas trouble. This...

3 CountryInspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

'Tis the season for homemade holiday gift-giving. In this article, farmwife Catherine S. Pond, shares her go-to, perfected recipes for...

Gifts for OffGrid  Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gifts for Off-Grid & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

Support your hardworking loved ones this winter with gifts that nurture them and inspire their dreams. 

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

Get inspired to count your blessings and your bounty with Catherine S. Pond's reflections on 10 blessings of a country Thanksgiving.