rural life

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How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

Some land buyers shy away from wooded lots because of the work or unknowns involved with clearing. However, the value in forests can lead to an...

The Woodstock Lavender Co.A MotherDaughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

The Woodstock Lavender Co.---A Mother-Daughter Herb Farm Thrives In Rural Kentucky

One of the best things about owning rural land is finding a purposeful way to make that land work for you. Mother and daughter, Mary May and...

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...

On A (Butterfly) Wing and a Prayer: Finding the Perfect Land in Rural Louisiana

On A (Butterfly) Wing and a Prayer: Finding the Perfect Land in Rural Louisiana

We're all in need of a feel good story these days! Meet the Ordoynes, a Louisiana family who made the move from city life to country life with a...

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. 

Social Distancing in a Kayak

Social Distancing in a Kayak

 

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...

5 Ways to Get Kids Outside During Quarantine

5 Ways to Get Kids Outside During Quarantine

Itching to get your kids off their screens and into the great outdoors? Outdoorswoman and mother-of-two, Corey Hunt, shares her advice on how to...

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...

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

Victory gardens were essential during war times as a means of providing food, community, and security to over 20 million Americans. Today, those...