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What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading?

The homesteading lifestyle is about values like self-reliance, health and freedom. But what does homesteading look like today? Let’s look at the...

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

A hobby farm, homestead, or recreational property requires the procurement of specific tools and equipment. Sportsman, woodworker and outdoorsman L...

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A StepByStep Guide

Winter Sowing in Milk Jugs: A Step-By-Step Guide

Winter sowing seeds is a fun and simple way to jumpstart your garden months ahead. Here we share the ins and outs of getting started and how to be...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Hobby Farmers and Homesteaders

Support your hardworking loved ones this winter with gifts that nurture them and inspire their dreams. 

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,...

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...

Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years

Our Top 7 Land Buying Articles From The Last 7 Years

We're looking back at some of the best expert advice we've received about buying rural land in celebration of Rethink:Rural's seventh birthday.

7 Questions To Ask When Buying Small Acreage

7 Questions To Ask When Buying Small Acreage

How much acreage do you really need to create a homestead, farm, hobby farm or country home? Maybe less (or more) than you think! Learn more with...