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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.

Could Country Living Be Your Best Probiotic?

Our health expert takes a look at ways living in the country can serve as a natural probiotic, building up your immune system when you don't even...

The Importance of Grist Mills in Rural America

Grist mills (also called gristmills) have been in existence for thousands of years. The oldest recorded grist mill was dated to 71 B.C. in Asia...

How to Create a Campsite on Your Land

We talk to the experts about what's required to set up a camping area on your own property.

Hank Patterson: World's Greatest Fly Fishing Guide?

We talk to Travis Swartz, the man who plays Hank Patterson in a humorous fly fishing series on YouTube.

Tips for Fishing with Kids: A Fisherman's Advice

Seasoned fisherman and granddad Jim Mize shares advice based on lessons he's learned about fishing with young children.

The "Big" Life of Fly Fisherman Lefty Kreh

Famous fly fishing teacher and writer Lefty Kreh shares memories of his larger than life career teaching celebrities, creating flies and changing...

Montana Artist Makes a Living Painting in Nature

John Potter spends his time deep in the woods of Montana, painting nature scenes for a living.

Birding in South Texas, where Rare Species Flock

Texas's Rio Grande Valley is a hot spot for bird watchers, with its world-renowned World Birding Center scattered over 9 locations in addition to...

How to Start a Farm-to-Fork Business on Your Homestead

The owner of a successful farm-to-fork meal service business explains how she got her start and what it takes to run the company that provides...