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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...

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...

Homemade Vanilla Extract: A Collaborative Holiday Gift

Homemade Vanilla Extract: A Collaborative Holiday Gift

Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season with a bang. However, since many of us will be avoiding large crowds, big...

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...

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Fall in the south is a special time. We enjoy the last blooms of the beautiful flowers and watch in awe as the leaves show the first hint of color...

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...

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

Have you noticed your eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent study published in JAMA...