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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...

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Planting by the Signs: A Considered Gardening Practice as Old as the Hills

Have you ever heard of the old Appalachian tradition of "planting by the signs"? This ancient method of garden planning relies on moon phases and the...

Special Gifts for Father's Day

Special Gifts for Father's Day

An outdoorsman, survivalist, gardener, primitive crafts hobbyist, hunter, fisherman, Dad and Grandpa shares his advice on great Father's Day Gifts...

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

The Newcomer's Guide to Settling Into the Rural South

Census data shows that the South is attracting newcomers like never before. Long-time Southerner, outdoorsman and author Jim Mize, shares some tips...

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

It has been said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That is especially true in a rural environment. Rather than driving to a big box store,...

7 Homesteading Podcasts You Should Listen To

7 Homesteading Podcasts You Should Listen To

Check out these podcasts to learn new homesteading skills while doing simple tasks like cooking dinner, prepping your garden or collecting eggs. We...