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How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

Some land buyers shy away from wooded lots because of the work or unknowns involved with clearing. However, the value in forests can lead to an...

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

Tax Benefits of Owning Rural Land

There are a number of tax exemptions and benefits available to rural landowners. It comes down to understanding the codes in your specific area.

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

Have you noticed your eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent study published in JAMA...

The Beginner's Guide to Prepping

The Beginner's Guide to Prepping

We all like to think that we can cope with any situation that might arise, but as COVID-19 has revealed, some things are beyond our control....

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...

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started

Thinking of Moving to the Country? Here's How to Get Started

 

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

A Landowner's Guide to Conservation Easements

Recently, American public lands have garnered attention across the media. For someone that lives in an urban setting, the idea that public lands...

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...

Primitive Crafts and Survival Skills for Uncertain Times

Primitive Crafts and Survival Skills for Uncertain Times

The transition from urban life to the rural life give us the opportunity to embrace new skills. Survival expert, L. Woodrow Ross, shares how...

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.