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How Fly Fishing Is Helping Heal Disabled Veterans

How Fly Fishing Is Helping Heal Disabled Veterans

Fly fishing is known to be meditative, challenging, and deeply rewarding. Learn how Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is leveraging those...

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...

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Owning wooded acreage affords the opportunity to select and chop your own firewood...either for your own home or as a side business. Forester and...

Bowhunting for Beginners: An Insiders Guide on How to Get Started

Bowhunting for Beginners: An Insider’s Guide on How to Get Started

As I look over the tops of autumn leaves, the frost on them sparkles with the first rays of sunlight this crisp fall morning. I check the wind...

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...

The Beginner's Guide to Prepping

The Beginner's Guide to Prepping

We all like to think that we can cope with any situation that might arise, but as COVID-19 has revealed, some things are beyond our control....

Backyard Sleuthing: Tips on Choosing a Wildlife Camera for your Rural Land

Backyard Sleuthing: Tips on Choosing a Wildlife Camera for your Rural Land

Wildlife cameras, also known as "trail cams", are an excellent tool to help you learn more about the wildlife that share your rural land. Whether...

Five Tips On Starting a Rural Business

Five Tips On Starting a Rural Business

As if running a small business weren’t challenging enough, locating one in a remote area adds a degree of complexity. 

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

Meet the Mason Bee: A Solution to Declining Honeybee Populations

The news of the collapse of honeybee populations in recent years has created much concern about the loss of their ability to pollinate a wide...

Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring weeds to try!)

Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring “weeds” to try!)

Hunting wild edible plants can be as rewarding as hunting for wild animals. Plus, wild plants are healthy additions to your diet; they’re...