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People and profiles from rural America

Signature Writing

By Connie Moore

Modern classes and their focus on technology may lack a key component to success for our children.


Yes, You Can Still Be A Homesteader

By Lois Hoffman

When we think of homesteading, we often think of the wagon trains that went west in the 1800s. But modern homesteading — different from this vision — is still very much alive.


My First MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair

By Faithful Homesteader

I was excited to attend my first MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair with my husband. We both learned so much!


GPS and Country Roads

By Mary Niehaus Ralles

I'm searching for new homestead and learning that my internal compass is likely more reliable than my GPS on these country roads.


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Granny Get Your Gun (Or Not)

By Lois Hoffman

In today's world, being able to protect oneself is important. Not everyone is enamored with guns, especially some of us more "mature" women, but there are other options.


The Walking Dead and the Osage Orange Tree

By Mary Niehaus Ralles

When homesteading becomes necessary for survival.


Anniversary at the Fair

By Jerry

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair is coming up in Belton, TX, and for the second year in a row my wife and I will be there!


Experiencing Fry Night

By Lois Hoffman

A group of farmers around here have gotten together in a barn-turned-man-cave for over 20 years. Once a year, they fry everything in sight and call it "fry night." This was my first experience.