I currently read Countryside, Mother Earth News, Hobbie Farm, Grit, and Backwoods Home.
My very personal opinions are as follows:
Backwoods Home is my favorite, partly because I agree with the Libertarian politics. They cover homesteading, gardening, building & construction, survival, & guns.
Countryside is my second favorite. Less political, more about livestock and frugal living.
Grit would be next. Nicely written. Good information.
Mother earth news is the liberal hippy global warming scare tactic version of backwoods home. Nice articles, excellent website, if you can get past their socialist politics.
Hobby Farm is glossy, high end, pretty pictures, nice stories, and everything is expensive.
Then there are the magazines my wife likes. Those geared toward cooking and pictures of puppies and grand kids. Country and Country Woman would fit this mold.
Again, at the risk of insulting anyone, these are only my opinions.