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Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

What Drives a Woman to Become a Farmer?

Being passionate about eating well and caring about the food you consume can lead you to some interesting places, like a field of okra.

How to Bake a Little Healthier (and feel sexier) this Valentine’s Day

Health writer Kristen Boye explains how to modify your favorite recipes to be healthier -- and still delicious -- this Valentine's Day (and...

7 Easy Ways to Preserve Food (No Canning Required)

Not a fan of canning? Here are 7 alternative ways to preserve produce to enjoy all winter long.

How to shop for food in the country: 5 tips

How can you conveniently shop for food in the country? Try these 5 rural food shopping hacks to save time, save money, and save stress grocery...

9 easy ways to use fresh milk

When you have an ample supply of fresh cow's milk, you don't want it to go to waste. Try these easy tips to use, cook and preserve fresh milk.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Do the lyrics, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” instantly put you in the Christmas mood, or is it just me?  It could be the middle of October...

10 clever (and easy) ways to use up apples

It’s apple season in the South.

Lacto-fermentation: Even better than canning?

Canning has made a crazy comeback.

5 types of sustainable farming you can do

Do you dream of starting your own hobby farm or homestead?