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Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring “weeds” to try!)

Hunting wild edible plants can be as rewarding as hunting for wild animals. Plus, wild plants are healthy additions to your diet; they’re...

Staying Home Offers An Opportunity to Renew Old Skills...and Learn New Ones

Many of us have a tendency to take things for granted. We have our way of thinking and doing things, and don’t want to change. We also tend to...

Primitive Crafts and Survival Skills for Uncertain Times

The transition from urban life to the rural life give us the opportunity to embrace new skills. Survival expert, L. Woodrow Ross, shares how...

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything — But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

With a news cycle on the greatest pandemic of our lives unfolding hourly, and exponentially, we are fueled by fear and conflicting information. 

How Much Does A Tiny House Cost TO Build?

Tiny Homes have great appeal for those looking to downsize or to add a vacation rental to their rural land. But, how much do they cost to build,...

Cooking Without Power: An Introduction to Dutch Ovens

Knowing how to cook without electricity not only makes camping and hunting trips more fun, it could make all the difference when an unexpected...

How covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Help Protect Your Investment

If you’re buying rural land, you’ll want to become familiar with any covenants, conditions and restrictions (AKA: CCRs) that apply to your...

Five Food Preservation Methods to Help Extend Your Summer Garden Enjoyment

Don't let surplus summer garden vegetables and fruit go to waste! By using one or several of the techniques we will discuss below, you can reduce...

4 Rainwater Harvesting Myths Debunked

The founder of Rainharvest School dispels myths and explains the right way to harvest rainwater to ensure it is safe for drinking.

Live free or die: Life according to Colbert

MOULTRIE, Georgia--If you love a good “fish story,” ask Colbert Sturgeon about the time he caught a fish with his face.