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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.

Holiday Decorating with Nature's Beauty

Sick of storebought holiday decor? Outdoorsman L. Woodrow Ross explains how to use natural items from your own property to decorate for the...

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...

How to Add a Fish Pond or Water Garden To Your Land

Small fish ponds offer endless possibilities for creating unique nooks within your property and may be designed for any size landscape or budget....

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...

6 Tips to Maintain Plant and Wildlife Diversity when Clearing Your Land

Hasty decisions about what to remove when clearing new property for trails and other enhancements may result in less than satisfactory results....

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.

How to Create a Campsite on Your Land

We talk to the experts about what's required to set up a camping area on your own property.

Montana Artist Makes a Living Painting in Nature

John Potter spends his time deep in the woods of Montana, painting nature scenes for a living.

How to Make Yourself Invisible to Animals in Nature

We can intrude into the natural environment, or we can attempt to become a part of it. The art of "invisibility" may be as simple as leaving our...