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Affordability and Freedom Made Country Life Right for Military Couple

The Monds family wanted the freedom and open space of a country property, and they found a way to do it on a budget.

What it's Like to Live on a Family Compound

The Franklin family shares their story of living on a family compound on rural acreage in Hilliard, Florida.

The Story Behind American Turkey Hunting

America’s turkey population diminished to near extinction 100 years ago as habitats disappeared. This is the story of how hunters and scientists...

Advantages of Owning vs. Leasing Land

Are you debating whether to own or lease property?

Kudzundheit! A humorous look at the facts behind the prolific vine

Award-winning humor writer Jim Mize shares the facts about kudzu -- as well as a few theories of his own.

Barndominiums—Reinventing the Rural Live-Work Space

Barndominiums, also known as “Barn Homes” or “Taj Mastalls,” are gaining popularity with landowners across the country.

Opening Day for Doves: the Party That Kicks Off Hunting Season

Just about the time high school bands start to practice on the football field, when hardwood leaves pick up the first notes of fading, and farmers...

Aunique Ranch: A Horse Rancher’s Paradise in New Waverly, TX

If your dream is to move to the country and buy rural land to turn into a horse or cattle ranch, you know you have your work cut out for you.

Could Country Living Be Your Best Probiotic?

Our health expert takes a look at ways living in the country can serve as a natural probiotic, building up your immune system when you don't even...

In the Path of Totality: Our Rare Eclipse Experience in the Rural South

Rethink:Rural's "Farmwife at Midlife" offers a beautiful narrative of her experience watching a total eclipse in a secluded rural setting.