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The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on our roots and family traditions. In this heart-felt essay, L. Woodrow Ross shares his...

Winter's Coming  9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's Coming — 9 Ways to Prepare for the Darkest Season of the Year

Winter's coming...are you and your homestead ready for the months ahead? Farmwife Catherine S. Pond shares 10 ways you can prepare for the colder...

Best Gifts for Anglers

Best Gifts for Anglers

Christmas shopping for anglers can seem a daunting task as they either appear to already have everything or you have no idea what they already...

Fire Starting Tutorial

Fire Starting Tutorial

We don’t know when or how man first discovered how to use fire. But we do know that various ways to start and use fire were developed long before...

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

In our modern “cast-aside” society, we often see items discarded that are easily repairable or recyclable. We need look no further than our recent...

5 Ways to Preserve Basil

5 Ways to Preserve Basil

Basil is one of those plants that just loves our hot, sticky, southern summers. And that means most of us wind up with far more than we can...

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

If recent events have you seriously considering finally moving to the country and starting a homestead/hobby farm, you probably have a lot of...

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising game birds is a demanding process, but has it’s rewards in the form of nutrition, financial benefits or in support of the shooting sports....

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Wondering what type of house to build on your rural land? We compare 13 different housing styles to consider for your homestead/hobby...