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Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Digging Into Community Gardens: How they Work and How to Start One

Are you interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood this year? With a few tips and action items, you can do just that. Bringing...

What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading?

The homesteading lifestyle is about values like self-reliance, health and freedom. But what does homesteading look like today? Let’s look at the...

Creating A PlasticFree Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From YesterYear

Creating A Plastic-Free Country Kitchen: 9 Lessons From Yester-Year

No matter where you live in America, plastic pollution from single-use items has become a big, ugly, and pervasive problem. 

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

Retirement is a big step and for most of us and it opens up a myriad of possibilities. Retiring to the country is a great step in the right direction...

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

A hobby farm, homestead, or recreational property requires the procurement of specific tools and equipment. Sportsman, woodworker and outdoorsman L...

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Get rural land and homestead management tips on planning ahead for 2023, including master plans for gardening, pruning, painting lawn care, hobbies,...

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A StepByStep Guide

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A Step-By-Step Guide

Winter sowing seeds is a fun and simple way to jumpstart your garden months ahead. Here we share the ins and outs of getting started and how to be...

3 CountryInspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

3 Country-Inspired Holiday Quick Breads to Make and Share

'Tis the season for homemade holiday gift-giving. In this article, farmwife Catherine S. Pond, shares her go-to, perfected recipes for...

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...

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.