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11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

Retirement is a big step and for most of us and it opens up a myriad of possibilities. Retiring to the country is a great step in the right...

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

If you’re not ready to turn your large tract of land into a permanent homestead, but still want to make the most of your recreational property,...

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life HandsDown

15 Reasons Country Life Beats City Life Hands-Down

If you’re thinking of moving outside the city, you probably have a lot of questions about what it will be like. This article paints a picture of...

The Appalachian Tradition of Old Christmas

The Appalachian Tradition of "Old Christmas"

In this spirit of this unique holiday season, we bring you the little-known story of "Old Christmas", a centuries old Appalachian custom wherein...

How to Build a Fire Pit

How to Build a Fire Pit

Fire pits are in high-demand this year as families move winter gatherings and activities outdoors. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to construct...

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...