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What it's Like to Live on a Family Compound

The Franklin family shares their story of living on a family compound on rural acreage in Hilliard, Florida.

Dad's Advice: Our Readers Share Their Favorite Quotes From Their Pops

In honor of Father's Day, we asked Rethink:Rural readers to share their dads' best advice. We share our favorites.

Farming Women and Women Homesteaders: A Series

Women all across the nation are making their country dreams a reality. These real life stories from women farmers and homesteaders are designed to...

Homesteading for Health: How Country Life Can Heal

A commitment to healthy living and simplicity on the homestead helped this family improve their son’s health and quality of life.

Bootstrapper, The Story of a Mom Who Tackled the Odds on a Farm

Taking on farm life on your own with no help may seem like a recipe for disaster. But this memoir tells the story of how grit and determination...

Tips From The Ladies Behind Ladies Homestead Gathering

Being a woman on the homestead can be challenging if you don't know other homesteaders. The Ladies Homestead Gathering aims to make things easier...

Jenna Woginrich Shares Her Top Tips for Homesteading

Jenna Woginrich has tried her hand at everything from homesteading to raising animals and training falcons.

What Drives a Woman to Become a Farmer?

Being passionate about eating well and caring about the food you consume can lead you to some interesting places, like a field of okra.

Living on country land in Louisiana

The Vizenas, who live on the Calcasieu River, share the story of their beloved home in Allen Parish, Louisiana.

Never too young to own land

The McDaniels may only be in their 20s, but they were more than ready to set up a homestead in the country.