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Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Space is valuable and we need to take advantage of "lost" space on our property. Fruiting perennial bushes, trees and vines can be an excellent...

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

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...

How to Build a Homestead While Serving in the Military

Veterans and current military service members can and do live rural. Here are some tips and resources for those looking to get off base and onto...

top 10 land clearing tips from the experts

Wooded lots or timberland can offer an ideal alternative to hard-to-find open land and a great return on investment. The key is knowing how to get...

How covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Help Protect Your Investment

If you’re buying rural land, you’ll want to become familiar with any covenants, conditions and restrictions (AKA: CCRs) that apply to your...

How Keeping farm animals keeps you happier and healthier

The health benefits of having a pet are becoming widely known. But, did you know farm animals can also play a unique role in preserving your...

How to Buy Land

The prospect of buying land is a lot less intimidating when you understand the basic process. To help, we asked a broker and land specialist, and...

Should You Get a Donkey for your Rural Land?

Thinking of getting a donkey as a guard animal, draft equine, or companion? We talked to an expert from the Donkey and Mule Society to find out...

Guinea Fowl 101

Known as the “security alarm of the country,” these birds aren’t your typical backyard chickens. Here’s what you need to know to get started in...