Rugged, self-sufficient, fiercely loyal – despite stereotypes to the contrary, the Appalachian mountaineers were, and are, an admirable people who developed a rich culture…

  Modern homesteading is difficult.  Rabbits love tender garden sprouts; every wild thing loves a good chicken dinner; and neighbors sometimes spew pesticides and herbicides…

A croft is a smallholding (a parcel of rural land under 10 acres) that is rented from a landowner.  Crofting originated in the Highlands and…