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The best lastminute gift ideas for a country life enthusiast

The best last-minute gift ideas for a country life enthusiast

It's not too late to buy gifts for the country person in your life, from heirloom seed subscriptions to homemade laundry DIY kits, there’s still time...

Gifts for OffGrid  Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gifts for Off-Grid & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

Support your hardworking loved ones this winter with gifts that nurture them and inspire their dreams. 

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

The 10 Blessings of a Country Thanksgiving

Get inspired to count your blessings and your bounty with Catherine S. Pond's reflections on 10 blessings of a country Thanksgiving.

11 Myths and Facts About Buying Rural Land

11 Myths and Facts About Buying Rural Land

This myth-busting article sets the record straight about the basics of buying rural land in the post-pandemic 21st century.

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

5 Hunting Podcasts To Inspire the New Hunter

New hunter Sarah Seufer shares the podcasts that helped her get started hunting as an adult. 

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

When It's Time to Stop Feeding the Birds

People who feed birds find it rewarding and time well spent. Usually, they can rattle off the species at their feeder like they were family names. ...

Following the Hunter's Moon

Following the Hunter's Moon

Regardless of where you live in the South, there is probably a healthy population of whitetail deer nearby. Even in a development located in a rural...

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Squirrel Hunting: the Right Game for Young Hunters

Experienced hunter, father, and grandpa Jim Mize reflects on the life lessons and self-sufficiency skills he learned during his first hunting...

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Cost Cutting in the Country: What You Can Do to Save Money Right Now

Looking for ways to cut costs and save money at home? Farm wife Catherine Pond shares her advice on how country folks can take advantage of their...