Before you buy fencing or do anything, you must define a project area with fencing first. Fences in the country aren’t necessarily to keep people away and to provide privacy like in the city and suburbs. Rural fencing usually has a functional purpose. In fact, any improvement made to a rural property usually has a […]
We’d always liked country life…growing things…open space around us. We wanted to stay active in our senior years. Life in a condo or golf course community just didn’t appeal to us.
What tips would you give someone thinking about moving to a rural area?
Make sure you really want the life—not just to visit, but to live it day after day. You may have to go cut up a windfall tree when you’d rather be watching a football game. Or you might need to check on a sick animal when you’d really love to stay in bed another couple of hours. You may miss shopping, takeout or restaurant dining, city entertainment, or big league sports events.
How much change can you comfortably make? This goes for yourself, your family and anyone else that will be moving with you.
Q#1: How do you store grain in buckets? Q#2: Do you have to do anything to keep air out? A: We have two short answers and one long answer for that! Short answer #1: Grains can be poured directly into sanitized buckets with airtight lids. The grain can also be put in smaller containers such […]
The calm before the storm, life on a farm has a rhythm that flows with the seasons. It’s no surprise that summer is the busiest time of the year. Demands for tending fields, crops, gardens, and livestock are at their highest in the summer. Springtime is a transition into that season, and in the fall, those chores […]
Though we’ve seen a few snowflakes this week, spring is definitely here. With it comes fresh energy and enthusiasm for outdoor projects and growing things. There is a long list of things to do and thankfully, more daylight hours in which to do them. To our delight, our kids and grandkids have begun their spring-through-fall […]
Restoring an Old Abandoned Rural Backyard. Several months ago, we had to relocate due to a job. In this economy, you kind of have to do that. The job we relocated for was a blessing but it took us several months to find the right home. The one we found is incredible. Out at the […]
In the mid 1970s I was a young mom enjoying homemaking and doing a lot of things the old fashioned way. My parents and grandparents had modeled and taught me a life that included things homegrown and handmade. I was really in touch with that part of my gene pool. One day my mom saw an […]