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How This ThirdGeneration Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

How This Third-Generation Farmer is Helping Rural Nebraska Stay Fit

Maggie Holub, a third-generation farmer, has created a mobile fitness facility to bring fitness classes to rural communities that may not have...

How to Make Elderberry Syrup From Dried Berries

How to Make Elderberry Syrup From Dried Berries

Learn how to make a huge batch of elderberry syrup using purchased, or foraged, dried berries and just a handful of other ingredients.

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

Retirement is a big step and for most of us and it opens up a myriad of possibilities. Retiring to the country is a great step in the right...

Make Good Use Of Late Garden Produce With This Veggie Tonic

Make Good Use Of Late Garden Produce With This Veggie Tonic

Don't let less-than-perfect tomatoes rot on the vine (or cucumbers, herbs, peppers, etc.). Use them up and put them up with this tasty and healthy...

How This Couple Started an American Tea Company On Their Rural Land

How This Couple Started an American Tea Company On Their Rural Land

Steve and Jennifer Lorch started a tea business at their South Carolina farm with a lot of hard work and persistence. Read their story and get...

The Woodstock Lavender Co.A MotherDaughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

The Woodstock Lavender Co.---A Mother-Daughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

One of the best things about owning rural land is finding a purposeful way to make that land work for you. Mother and daughter, Mary May and...

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

Have you noticed your eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent study published in JAMA...

How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

The health benefits of having a pet are becoming widely known. But, did you know farm animals can also play a unique role in preserving your...

7 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Pie and Cheesecake)

7 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Pie and Cheesecake)

Got extra pumpkin to use up? Health writer and chef, Kristen Boye, shares her favorite outside-the-box ideas for preparing this versatile fall...

5 Ways Gardening Fights Aging and Increases Your Lifespan

5 Ways Gardening Fights Aging and Increases Your Lifespan

Research shows gardening can boost your heart health, reduce stress and strengthen your brain!