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Primitive Crafts and Survival Skills for Uncertain Times

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

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 To Get Started Fishing: An Interview with Anastasia Patterson

How To Get Started Fishing: An Interview with Anastasia Patterson

Fishing or "angling" has been traditionally dominated by men (hence the name "fisherman"). However, these days more and more women have become...

How Much Does A Tiny House Cost TO Build?

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,...

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Country

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Country

Fancy restaurants and romantic concerts have their place, but we believe a rural backdrop can rival any big-city Valentine's plans. Get inspired...

Why and How to Install a Gravel Driveway On Your Rural Land

Why and How to Install a Gravel Driveway On Your Rural Land

Consider a gravel driveway if you want to set your house back from the road. Gravel is an affordable option that gives your property some country...

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

The Webbs started a daylily business from scratch with a next-to-nothing financial investment and a lot of hard work. Read their story and get...

The Twelve ways of Christmas in the Country

The Twelve "ways" of Christmas in the Country

No matter what you celebrate this time of year, there's nothing quite like enjoying the holidays amidst a rural backdrop. Farmwife Catherine Pond,...

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

top 10 land clearing tips from the experts

top 10 land clearing tips from the experts

Wooded lots or timberland can offer an ideal alternative to hard-to-find open land and a great return on investment. The key is knowing how to get...