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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...

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

How To Buy The Right ATV or UTV For Your Rural Land

Learn how to buy the right ATV or UTV for your rural land with these simple tips from a 20+ year industry expert.

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

Meet the Author and Editor: Kristen Boye

As part of our "Rethink Rural Meet the Author" series, Sarah Asp Olson interviews our fearless editor, Kristen Boye on her au naturale upbringing,...

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

For many rural folks and homesteaders, a fireplace or woodstove is an essential part of the home. However, finding a safe and efficient place to...

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

Tips For Implementing Nature Journaling With Children Of All Ages

We talked to a veteran homeschooling mom in Western North Carolina, for details on what a nature journal is, and how to get started with one.

Fall Garden Prep: What Were Growing On Our Mini Farm  Tips For Fall  Winter Planting

Fall Garden Prep: What We’re Growing On Our Mini Farm + Tips For Fall & Winter Planting

It’s still hot, but the days are shortening as summer begins to slip into fall. Farm chores are adding up, especially as they pertain to the family...

The Extraordinary Rural Folks Weve Met Over 7 Years

The Extraordinary Rural Folks We’ve Met Over 7 Years

Farmers, rural entrepreneurs and even a celebrity survivalist have helped Rethink:Rural tell the story of country living throughout our 7 years of...

Bringing the Homestead into Your Homeschool

Bringing the Homestead into Your Homeschool

Homeschooling your children can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever embark on. But how do you fit it in when you are busy on the...