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Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Wondering what to gift your favorite homesteaders or hobby farmers for the holidays? Check out these top 10 gift ideas any back-to-the-lander will...

How Construction Loans Work

How Construction Loans Work

Financing a new home build on raw land is very different than applying for a conventional mortgage. However, things have a changed a lot in the...

The Cider Farm: How This Wisconsin Farmer Grows Apples Suited for Hard Cider

The Cider Farm: How This Wisconsin Farmer Grows Apples Suited for Hard Cider

The Birminghams set out to start an organic farm business...and wound up grafting, growing and brewing some of the best organic, traditional hard...

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

Alpacas are herd animals that are domesticated relatives of the camel family. They were originally located in South America (primarily Peru, Chile...

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Some would say life on a farm is not complete without a trusted farm dog. But, training a dog to be comfortable around tractors, livestock, wide...

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

If recent events have you seriously considering finally moving to the country and starting a homestead/hobby farm, you probably have a lot of...

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising game birds is a demanding process, but has it’s rewards in the form of nutrition, financial benefits or in support of the shooting sports....

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Comparing Types of Houses for your Rural Land

Wondering what type of house to build on your rural land? We compare 13 different housing styles to consider for your homestead/hobby...

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

More than 74,000 family forest owners have turned their 19 million acres of timberland into certified tree farms. Should you? The director of the...

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

If this last year has left you craving more freedom and outdoor space, now could be the perfect time to invest wisely in recreational property. We...