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How Homesteading Helped This Man Beat Stage 3 Cancer

At age 39, Harold Thornbro—husband, father of three, business owner and seemingly healthy individual—was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

Top 6 Seed Companies to Order Organic, Heirloom and Hybrid Seeds

Kentucky Farmwife Catherine Pond offers an overview of her six favorite seed catalogs for hybrid, heirloom and organic vegetables.

Tips to Develop A Master Garden Plan

You can get more vegetables – and better quality plants – from your garden by taking steps to plan out what you will do ahead of time. Our outdoor...

Maximizing the Yield of a Small Garden

With a few simple steps, you can maximize your harvest of delicious garden vegetables that can add to your diet, either fresh, canned or frozen....

Tips for Starting a Flower Farm Business | Rethink:Rural

Raising beautiful cut flowers can add beauty to your property while raising income for your family. Here are six tips to follow to run your own...

How to Bring Heirloom Plants to Your Garden

What are heirloom plants and seeds? Here is a guide to understanding heirloom plants and how you can bring them to your garden.

10 Heirloom Annual Flowers & Where to Buy Them | Rethink:Rural

How do you start your heirloom flower garden? Here are ten of Kentucky farmwife Catherine Pond's favorite heirloom annual flowers and where to...

Mushroom Farming for Fun and Profit on Your Rural Land

Could mushroom farming be the ideal way to put your rural land to use? Best-selling author and medicinal mushroom expert Tradd Cotter shares how...

Yard Maintenance Tips for the New Year

Did you know the beginning of the new year is a great time to prepare your property for spring? Here are a few tasks to get you started.

Elderberries—The Ultimate Cash-Crop for Your Rural Land

Wondering how you can diversify your rural land and increase profits? The elderberry may be the perfect superfruit crop for you.