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Camping with Toddlersit is possible, here's how

Camping with Toddlers---it is possible, here's how

Camping expert, outdoorswoman and mother of two, Corey Hunt, shares her wisdom on how to plan a successful and fun camping trip with toddlers...

Heres how to solve boggy problem areas on your land

Here’s how to solve boggy problem areas on your land

Wet, swampy areas on your land can be a headache. Consider these natural landscaping solutions to make the most of excess water.

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Wondering what type of house to build on your rural land? We compare 13 different housing styles to consider for your homestead/hobby...

The Benefits of Prescribed Burns for Private Forested Land

The Benefits of Prescribed Burns for Private Forested Land

Could prescribed burning benefit your rural forested property? It depends on several factors, but it can be accomplished on as little as one acre....

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Improving Fish Habitat in Small Ponds

Fishing on your own farm pond can provides hours of relaxation and entertainment for adults and children alike. However, it's important to know...

Meet Lisa MarinA Model of SelfSufficiency

Meet Lisa Marin---A Model of Self-Sufficiency

We often hear words, but we don’t really listen. I am often guilty of not being a good listener. My wife, Margaret, had often mentioned the...
Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Celebrating The Wildflowers of Appalachia

Wildflower season is in full bloom in much of the South. To celebrate, farm wife Catherine Pond shares a short essay with a series of images of...

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

The first day of spring signals a silence in my car that is answered by clucks, squawks and yelps from a mouth call as I prepare for the upcoming...

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

Memories of Spring Growing Up in the Country

This year's spring season represents a time of renewal and hope like no other spring before. In that spirit, outdoorsman, fisherman and writer,...

7 Gardening Tips to Save You Time and Money

7 Gardening Tips to Save You Time and Money

There are certain things the wise gardener can do to save money and effort. These things are simple and easy to apply at any scale. And once you...