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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...

Staying Home Offers An Opportunity to Renew Old Skills...and Learn New Ones

Staying Home Offers An Opportunity to Renew Old Skills...and Learn New Ones

Many of us have a tendency to take things for granted. We have our way of thinking and doing things, and don’t want to change. We also tend to...

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

Recently, American public lands have garnered attention across the media. For someone that lives in an urban setting, the idea that public lands...

How To Train An Adventure Dog (All Online!)

How To Train An Adventure Dog (All Online!)

If you're one of the thousands of Americans who have opened your home to a dog during the COVID-19 pandemic, this self-guided dog training program...

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything  But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything — But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

With a news cycle on the greatest pandemic of our lives unfolding hourly, and exponentially, we are fueled by fear and conflicting information.