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How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

How Country Living Can Boost Brain Health in Adults, Children and Seniors

Have recent events got you feeling in need of a brain boost? Research shows that living in the country can have numerous direct and indirect benefits...

How To Make Soil Blocks For Wastefree Seed Starting

How To Make Soil Blocks For Waste-free Seed Starting

Want a waste-free way to start seeds? Soil blocks are the answer. A farmer and soil consultant shares his tips for how to make your own soil blocks...

7 Homesteading Podcasts You Should Listen To

7 Homesteading Podcasts You Should Listen To

Check out these podcasts to learn new homesteading skills while doing simple tasks like cooking dinner, prepping your garden or collecting eggs. We...

Late Winter Gardening: Things You Can Do in February to Prepare for Spring

Late Winter Gardening: Things You Can Do in February to Prepare for Spring

It's already mid-February and although it's not quite planting time, there are signs of spring throughout the Southeast. Learn what you can do (and...

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 last...

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 open...

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...