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Kudzundheit! A humorous look at the facts behind the prolific vine

Award-winning humor writer Jim Mize shares the facts about kudzu -- as well as a few theories of his own.

Barndominiums—Reinventing the Rural Live-Work Space

Barndominiums, also known as “Barn Homes” or “Taj Mastalls,” are gaining popularity with landowners across the country.

How A Dropout’s Invention Is Saving Louisiana's Bayou

Louisiana Land Investor Tal McCain shares his fascinating story of creating a multimillion-dollar business after coming up with a technique to...

Rural Internet Options: How to Connect in the Country

Looking for high-speed internet in a rural area? Even in the country, there are options. We review four of the best methods to get connected in...

How to Add a Fish Pond or Water Garden To Your Land

Small fish ponds offer endless possibilities for creating unique nooks within your property and may be designed for any size landscape or budget....

Opening Day for Doves: the Party That Kicks Off Hunting Season

Just about the time high school bands start to practice on the football field, when hardwood leaves pick up the first notes of fading, and farmers...

6 Tips to Maintain Plant and Wildlife Diversity when Clearing Your Land

Hasty decisions about what to remove when clearing new property for trails and other enhancements may result in less than satisfactory results....

Aunique Ranch: A Horse Rancher’s Paradise in New Waverly, TX

If your dream is to move to the country and buy rural land to turn into a horse or cattle ranch, you know you have your work cut out for you.

Could Country Living Be Your Best Probiotic?

Our health expert takes a look at ways living in the country can serve as a natural probiotic, building up your immune system when you don't even...

The Importance of Grist Mills in Rural America

Grist mills (also called gristmills) have been in existence for thousands of years. The oldest recorded grist mill was dated to 71 B.C. in Asia...