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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

 

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...

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything  But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything — But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

With a news cycle on the greatest pandemic of our lives unfolding hourly, and exponentially, we are fueled by fear and conflicting information. 

How To Get Started Fishing: An Interview with Anastasia Patterson

How To Get Started Fishing: An Interview with Anastasia Patterson

Fishing or "angling" has been traditionally dominated by men (hence the name "fisherman"). However, these days more and more women have become...

Spring Break Ideas For Country Kids

Spring Break Ideas For Country Kids

Spring break is kicking off across the South...which means the kiddos will be looking for entertainment all week long. Fortunately, living in the...

How to Clear Land to Build a Homestead  Tips and Advice from a Florida Landowner

How to Clear Land to Build a Homestead — Tips and Advice from a Florida Landowner

A FL landowner shares his experience, advice and tips on what it takes to clear a wooded lot to build a homestead.

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

How This Couple Started a Backyard Nursery Business on their Rural Land

The Webbs started a daylily business from scratch with a next-to-nothing financial investment and a lot of hard work. Read their story and get...

Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

Rethinking New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions tend to come and go with the certainty of changing seasons.