About Rural Life Journal

Rural Life Journal supports the notion that self-sufficiency is necessary to the maintenance of freedom, pursuit of happiness and enjoyment of prosperity. Inspired by the age-old agricultural traditions of integrity, pride and hard work, this journal offers sound tools and ideas—some centuries old, others invented only yesterday. Intertwined with bits of history is a tempering of commonsense and the recognition that there is no substitute for ingenuity, honesty and independent action. Whether your rural landscape reaches farther than the eye can see or is held within a single clay pot, we hope to hear from you. May your harvest reward your endeavor.

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”  – Thomas Jefferson in letter to George Washington, 1787