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Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Tips To Simplify Your Fishing So You'll Fish More Often

Wouldn't it be amazing to have the time to cast a line while on your way to the grocery store, the bank or even to pick up the kids?  Rural life...

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

Alpacas are herd animals that are domesticated relatives of the camel family. They were originally located in South America (primarily Peru, Chile...

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Some would say life on a farm is not complete without a trusted farm dog. But, training a dog to be comfortable around tractors, livestock, wide open...

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 fisherman,...

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 Facebook...
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 took...

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 means...