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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...

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

A hobby farm, homestead, or recreational property requires the procurement of specific tools and equipment. Sportsman, woodworker and outdoorsman L...

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Get rural land and homestead management tips on planning ahead for 2023, including master plans for gardening, pruning, painting lawn care, hobbies,...

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A StepByStep Guide

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A Step-By-Step Guide

Winter sowing seeds is a fun and simple way to jumpstart your garden months ahead. Here we share the ins and outs of getting started and how to be...

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. 

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Looking for ways to cut costs and save money at home? Farm wife Catherine Pond shares her advice on how country folks can take advantage of their...

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

Learn how to buy the right ATV or UTV for your rural land with these simple tips from a 20+ year industry expert.

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Sarah Asp Olson interviews our fearless editor, Kristen Boye on her au naturale upbringing,...

Fall Garden Prep: What Were Growing On Our Mini Farm  Tips For Fall  Winter Planting

Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall & Winter Planting

It’s still hot, but the days are shortening as summer begins to slip into fall. Farm chores are adding up, especially as they pertain to the family...