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8 Ways to Meet Friends  Socialize in the Country

8 Ways to Meet Friends & Socialize in the Country

Have you recently moved to the countryside? Often, meeting new people and socializing in a rural area can pose a challenge. Here we share 8 creative...

Reading Nature's Newspaper: How To Spot Evidence of Wildlife On Your Land

Reading Nature's Newspaper: How To Spot Evidence of Wildlife On Your Land

Are you curious about the wildlife that shares or runs through your property? While trail cams can help, there's no substitute for developing keen...

Musings from the Front Porch

Musings from the Front Porch

The front porch has become symbolic of the rural South and a cherished place for folks to relax, regroup and even make sense of world's problems....

How to Layer For Cold Weather In the South

How to Layer For Cold Weather In the South

Winters in the South may not always mean snow, but it does get cold! Especially for those who have farm chores or outdoor projects to attend to. A...

Rural Home Defense Strategies

Rural Home Defense Strategies

Rural crime rates are about half that of urban crime rates (which is why many people are moving to the country), but that doesn't mean you should...

A Scholarship That Takes You Outdoors

A Scholarship That Takes You Outdoors

Learn how to put your children's or grandchildren's passion for the outdoors into action by applying for the annual Outdoor Journalist Education...

10 CountryFun Holiday Activities for Children and Grandchildren

10 Country-Fun Holiday Activities for Children and Grandchildren

Whether you're hosting a big family gathering or just have your kiddos home for the holidays, these 10 creative holiday activities will help keep...

Gift Ideas For The Family Dog

Gift Ideas For The Family Dog

Looking for some useful and practical dog or dog owner gift ideas? Dog-lover and outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his favorite accessories for the family...

Commonsense Tips To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

Commonsense Tips To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

This year's dry summer and fall have many landowners thinking about wildfires. Fortunately, there is much you can do to reduce your home's risk of...

Why Outdoor Lovers Should Buy Land in Alabama

Why Outdoor Lovers Should Buy Land in Alabama

This state’s diverse features—from Appalachian forests to open prairies to Gulf Coast beaches and bayous—make it the perfect haven for pursuing an...