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A Quiet Country Thanksgiving  Counting Our Blessings in 2020

A Quiet Country Thanksgiving — Counting Our Blessings in 2020

As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessing of our common everyday lives for which we...

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

8 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Make Money Off your Land

Rural land isn't just a great place to call home, it can also provide endless opportunities for active , semi-passive,or passive income. From cow...

What Land Owners Need to know about Well Installation

What Land Owners Need to know about Well Installation

Being on a well is a lot different than relying on city water. Read on to learn the basics on groundwater wells, from how they're installed to...

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...

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Fall in the south is a special time. We enjoy the last blooms of the beautiful flowers and watch in awe as the leaves show the first hint of color...

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.