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How Old is Too Old to Work

By Jonica Bradley

Ranching is physical labour. How old is too old to work with livestock?

How to Celebrate the Holidays Without Materialism

By Holly Welles

Use these ideas to help you and your family save money and give from the heart this year by adopting a non-materialistic lifestyle.

Sputnik the Space Junk UTV

By Rebecca Martin

Group editor Rebecca Martin shares the story of a UTV her father and grandfather built in the 1950s out of a single-cylinder engine.

How to Navigate by the Stars

By Ben and Penny Hewitt

Travelers of the past used to find their way through the world by following the stars, and you can too with this handy guide on navigation by the stars.


Restoring Hometown Pride in Leonidas, Michigan

By Lois Hoffman

So many of our small communities have disappeared, or have gotten so small, that there is no pride in them anymore. However, the little town of Leonidas, Michigan, has found a way to bring pride back to its small town, and is showing other burgs what they can do.


By Lois Hoffman

County fairs bring thoughts of food and fun, but to our youth, they offer so much more.

Let's Go Glamping

By Lois Hoffman

Glamping is a term combining glamorous and camping and is a new trend to let country folks make money off their land, while letting others discover the peace of getting away to the country for a while.

Find Your Homestead Mentor

By Kristi Cook

Use these helpful tips to discover enlightening homesteading mentors in your area, and learn to master your surroundings.

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