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How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

The health benefits of having a pet are becoming widely known. But, did you know farm animals can also play a unique role in preserving your...

Tips for Selecting Deer Hunting Land (and why small acreage may be best)

Looking for deer hunting property? Wondering what makes one property superior to another? Hunting and survival expert, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his...

How To Start Hunting as a Complete Beginner With Small Game

Don’t let the hurdles keep you from getting started hunting. Consider small game to gradually build your outdoor skills.

September Song—The Lure of Autumn in the South

Kentucky farm wife at midlife, Catherine Pond, paints a beautifully nostalgic picture of why Southerners cherish the lingering months of autumn.

7 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Pie and Cheesecake)

Got extra pumpkin to use up? Health writer and chef, Kristen Boye, shares her favorite outside-the-box ideas for preparing this versatile fall...

The Wrong Way to Learn Hunter Safety

Two men, a truck, some over-eager deer hounds, and a couple of loaded guns in the treacherous swamps of coastal lowcountry...what could possibly...

5 Lawn Care Tips to Start on Right Now

We can ignore our lawns and hope for the best as the cooler weather approaches, but come spring, we may regret that decision. There are a few...

How to Buy Land

The prospect of buying land is a lot less intimidating when you understand the basic process. To help, we asked a broker and land specialist, and...

The Battle of the Bird Feeder

For all those who fight the never-ending battle of the bird feeder, Jim Mize shares his harrowing story of how he managed to outsmart an entire...

Should You Get a Donkey for your Rural Land?

Thinking of getting a donkey as a guard animal, draft equine, or companion? We talked to an expert from the Donkey and Mule Society to find out...