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Author Profile: Jim Mize

Author Profile: Jim Mize

Award-winning writer, Jim Mize, has been a beloved contributor to Rethink:Rural since our inception. As a humor writer, outdoorsman, avid...

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

The Joys of Summers Spent on our 40 acre Farm

To kick off the “official” start of summer, Kristen Boye takes you back to her 1980s childhood summers spent on their organic farm. If you’re a...

Meet Lisa MarinA Model of SelfSufficiency

Meet Lisa Marin---A Model of Self-Sufficiency

We often hear words, but we don’t really listen. I am often guilty of not being a good listener. My wife, Margaret, had often mentioned the...
Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Wildflower season is in full bloom in much of the South. To celebrate, farm wife Catherine Pond shares a short essay with a series of images of...

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross  An Outdoorsman For the Ages

Author Profile: L. Woodrow Ross – An Outdoorsman For the Ages

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Jim Mize interviews our resident survival and outdoors expert L. Woodrow Ross on what it...

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

The first day of spring signals a silence in my car that is answered by clucks, squawks and yelps from a mouth call as I prepare for the upcoming...

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

Celebrating Female Farmers, Homesteaders, Sportswomen and Rural Entrepreneurs

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ve curated a selection of articles featuring extraordinary women who are redefining what it...

How This ThirdGeneration Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

How This Third-Generation Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

Maggie Holub, a third-generation farmer, has created a mobile fitness facility to bring fitness classes to rural communities that may not have...

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life HandsDown

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life Hands-Down

If you’re thinking of moving outside the city, you probably have a lot of questions about what it will be like. This article paints a picture of...

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

Rural land isn't just a great place to call home, it can also provide endless opportunities for active , semi-passive,or passive income. From cow...