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Sarah Asp Olson

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Sarah is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Delta Sky, Country's Best Cabins, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and more. Sarah has written about everything from rural cabin life and home decor trends to higher education and the country music scene in Norway. Check out some of her work at http://www.sarahaspolson.com.

Recent Posts

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

Rural land isn't just a great place to call home, it can also provide endless opportunities for active , semi-passive,or passive income. From cow...

How to Choose the best Livestock Guard Dog Breed for your Farm

How to Choose the best Livestock Guard Dog Breed for your Farm

Thinking about adding a livestock or guardian dog to your family but don’t quite know where to start? We asked expert Jan Dohner for the scoop on...

How to Prepare Your Farm or Homestead for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Farm or Homestead for a Hurricane

New to owning rural acreage, farm animals, lots of trees, a well, and/or barns and out buildings? Even inland dwellers need to prepare for severe...

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

There are a number of tax exemptions and benefits available to rural landowners. It comes down to understanding the codes in your specific area.

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

Due Diligence: How to make sure your land is buildable

Due Diligence: How to make sure your land is buildable

The post-offer due diligence period can be as crucial as the search itself. We asked two land specialists for their tips on how to ensure your...

How to Buy Land

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...

Should You Get a Donkey for your Rural Land?

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...

Guinea Fowl 101

Guinea Fowl 101

Known as the “security alarm of the country,” these birds aren’t your typical backyard chickens. Here’s what you need to know to get started in...

The Buzz About Beekeeping: How to Start A Hive of Your Own

The Buzz About Beekeeping: How to Start A Hive of Your Own

Expert beekeepers offer 5 tips to help you start your hive.