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Yard Maintenance Tips for the New Year

Did you know the beginning of the new year is a great time to prepare your property for spring? Here are a few tasks to get you started.

The Painted Churches of Texas

Though unassuming from the outside, these four churches, less than a two-hour drive from Austin, boast awe-inspiring interiors.

Elderberries—The Ultimate Cash-Crop for Your Rural Land

Wondering how you can diversify your rural land and increase profits? The elderberry may be the perfect superfruit crop for you.

Christmas Outdoors

Christmas in the South has a cultural connection with the outdoors going back hundreds of years.  Archibald Rutledge, an outdoorsman and the first...

Holiday Decorating with Nature's Beauty

Sick of storebought holiday decor? Outdoorsman L. Woodrow Ross explains how to use natural items from your own property to decorate for the...

15 Ways an Appraiser Determines Land Value

An experienced land appraiser explains how he investigates a property to understand what makes it valuable and what detracts from its value.

Affordability and Freedom Made Country Life Right for Military Couple

The Monds family wanted the freedom and open space of a country property, and they found a way to do it on a budget.

What it's Like to Live on a Family Compound

The Franklin family shares their story of living on a family compound on rural acreage in Hilliard, Florida.

The Story Behind American Turkey Hunting

America’s turkey population diminished to near extinction 100 years ago as habitats disappeared. This is the story of how hunters and scientists...

Advantages of Owning vs. Leasing Land

Are you debating whether to own or lease property?