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Sometimes turning to gardener’s tricks can do a better job for a larger production setting. Using horticultural oil sprays as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy to contro...

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Seasonal Living

5 Tips for Preventing Fruit ...

Clap! Slap! Got it! That’s the sound you hear around the house this year as people discover they have been invaded by fruit flies. The common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, li...

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Country Journal

Giving Your Kids an Acreage ...

Growing up in the country provides children with many benefits over city life. While some parents may worry that their kids may miss out on things by living in the country, there i...

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Seasonal Living

Sustainability For All: C...

At the supermarket today, you’ll see some of the most expensive prepared foods, meats, fru...

Garden & Landscape

5 Ways to Keep Critters f...

Just when your vegetable garden and flower beds are at their best, that’s when wild animal...

Country Journal

Tech Connects in Rural Am...

Living out in the country, you want the best of both worlds: you can enjoy a slower pace o...

Garden & Landscape

Keep Your Garden Thriving...

With the arrival of summer, gardening season is  finally in full swing. Caring for a garde...

Country Kitchen

Caprese Salad with a Fres...

In a few short weeks, gardeners in some parts of the country will be picking their early t...

Seasonal Living, Garden & Landscape

A Better Garden with the ...

Several years ago, my in-laws wanted to raise honey bees in their backyard apple orchard. ...

Seasonal Living

Pitching to Win in the Fr...

One thing about people who live in the country: We love to have fun, even it is relaxed fu...

Hearth & Home, Seasonal Living

Storing Dry Goods Tips Fr...

I didn’t know at the time, but I married a prepper. I didn’t know until he had me stuffing...

Seasonal Living

5 Ways to Create a Beauti...

I abhor the look of weedy vegetable gardens. I know, we all start off in the spring with g...

Country Kitchen

Use Your Own Produce for ...

Your garden is the jewel of your rural acreage! It’s producing a bounty of fruits and vege...

Seasonal Living

Get Those Hand Tools Read...

For many, beginning the gardening season is like waiting for store-bought avocados to ripe...

Garden & Landscape

Do Your Research When Buy...

You are finally ready to purchase land for your dream home—a rural acreage. You have grand...

Seasonal Living

Living Country Life With ...

TO TELL LANIER IVESTER’S STORY is to tell a story of peacocks and Pineywoods sheep, books ...

Seasonal Living

Plant Flowering Perennial...

Flowering perennial plants are the dependable performers of the summer garden. Year after ...

Acreage Accents

Customize Your Home With ...

Are you looking to add some pizazz to your rural acreage? How about a new deck? Never thou...

Seasonal Living

Six Tasks To Improve Your...

Welcome to Seasonal Acres, a periodic reminder of jobs you can do around your acreage that...

Seasonal Living

Sweet Potato Grow Bag

Sweet potatoes are a lot of fun to grow, and despite what you might think, you don’t need ...

Hearth & Home

From the City to the Coun...

Folks relocate from the city to the country for many reasons. Perhaps a job change has you...

Seasonal Living, Garden & Landscape

Five Fabulous Fruit Trees

There’s nothing like a fruit tree in the landscape to delight the eyes and nose with a sho...

Acreage Accents, Seasonal Living

Why we love the Acreage L...

Every so often people are reminded why they live on an acreage. Usually it occurs when vis...

Country Journal

A small-town girl on the ...

Danika Portz, that’s with a “k” and a “z.” Remember that name. I first heard Danika sing a...

Six Tips for Handling Fre...

Don’t mess with Mother Nature One of the best things about raising your own chickens is kn...

Garden & Landscape

Maximizing Your Rural Lan...

  If you live on a small acreage, chances are that you want to maximize every inch of spac...

Country Kitchen, Hearth & Home

How to Make a Great Bone ...

Foolproof techniques for the best flavor and nutrition

Garden & Landscape

Getting Started with Rain...

If you’re seeking to live off the land, then you want to utilize everything you can—includ...

Seasonal Living, Garden & Landscape

Double-Duty Herbs Five sp...

Early spring is the perfect time to plan your herb garden and clean it to be ready for the...

Garden & Landscape

3 Easy Ways to Help Mason...

It’s clear these days that pollinators like bees need our help. Maybe you haven’t yet made...

Garden & Landscape

A Greenhouse For Every Bu...

Baby, it’s cold outside. But it’s warm and toasty inside the greenhouse. Even when there’s...

Hearth & Home

Benefits of Solar Panels ...

Going green is not just beneficial for the environment; it’s an opportunity for the averag...

Country Kitchen, Hearth & Home

Make Yogurt The Easy Way

When my children were small, I struggled to find inexpensive snack foods that were both nu...

Acreage Accents

Labors of LOVE

Creating memories while bringing an old tractor back to life

Seasonal Living

Six Ways to Survive Winte...

I’m one of the few people I know who flinches when I see the leaves change here in Kentuck...

Seasonal Living

Keep Indoor Plants Health...

Anyone who has grown houseplants has probably dealt with fungus gnats, aphids, spider mite...

Seasonal Living

Tips to prepare your home...

Living the acreage life sometimes means foregoing a summer vacation. Although the kids are...

Features

FarmHer, Championing insp...

Catching Up with Marji Guyler-Alaniz Some days, it would be easier to go fishing for a uni...

Country Journal

Mail-Order Mamas, How lif...

For Jessica Dilger, a move to their own little acreage in eastern Washington State opened ...

Seasonal Living

Providing quality livesto...

Summer is quickly coming to a close, and those of us with livestock are trying to figure h...

Garden & Landscape

Cover crops have surprisi...

It was an unusual sight: Barley and hairy vetch growing vigorously in a high tunnel at Lol...

Seasonal Living

Readying your mini-farm f...

Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are back at school, and—is that an orange leaf float...

Seasonal Living

Haunted Country

Get your Halloween goosebumps at these eerie haunts  

Acreage Accents

A Franchise Opportunity L...

Boulder Designs Landowners and businesses alike are looking for solid, attractive, and att...

Country Kitchen

Nutella and Pumpkin Mini ...

Just a Bite of Nutty, Pumpkin Goodness  

Seasonal Living

Catching the Drift

Snow fence basics explained What kind of snow fence do I want? Temporary snow fences usual...

Seasonal Living

Fall Into a Fitness Routi...

Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine...

Country Journal

5 Tips to Take Pets on Tr...

If your next big excursion is on hold until you can make arrangements for your four-legged...

Acreage Accents

Make the Most of Outdoor ...

For many music lovers, there are few things better than an evening spent at a concert, spr...

Country Kitchen

Fall for a Flavorful Chee...

Some of the most beloved flavors are inspired during the fall, and there are few better wa...

Seasonal Living

Be Prepared to Weather th...

  For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rai...

Seasonal Living

Five Terrific Trees to Pl...

Spring isn’t the only planting season. Fall is also a great time for planting. In fact, th...

Hearth & Home

The Bark With A Bite, Cin...

I ate my weight in cinnamon toast as a child. The crisp, white bread warm from the toaster...

Acreage Accents

Reflections on a Country ...

It flickers, in an enchanting and mesmerizing way, and as it flickers, it crackles. Its fl...

Country Journal

Going Glamping, An elegan...

A friend’s daughter in her early 20s—who always impressed me as beautiful and glamorous—sa...

Country Journal

School Bus Safety 101

For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – wit...

Hearth & Home

5 Ways to Give Your Body ...

Balancing work and life is no small proposition, and when things heat up, it can be easy t...

Country Kitchen

Flavorful Foods for Outdo...

Summer can be jam-packed with camps, family reunions and more, and people can sometimes mi...

Hearth & Home

‘C’mon In—The Water’s Fin...

Tips on swimming hole safety Who doesn’t have a joyful memory from their youth of jumping ...

Country Journal

Local-Level History

Small-town museums are worth visiting One thing about living in a small town or a rural co...

Country Kitchen, Hearth & Home

Drink Up!

  Beat the summer heat with homemade thirst quenchers When your family members are droppin...

Hearth & Home

Barn Dreams

Who wouldn’t love being raised in these dream barns? These days, barns are places where yo...

Country Kitchen

Kick Up Those Tastebuds

Incredible Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Glaze During these sizzling days of summer havin...

Garden & Landscape

You’ve Got a Friend in Be...

They say that April showers bring May flowers, and that is good news indeed for beekeepers...

Garden & Landscape

No Garden? No Problem! Ti...

Planting a garden is a traditional springtime activity. But what if you don’t have enough ...

Country Journal

The Poetry of Spring

When I was eight years old, I wrote two poems. The first one was a tribute to the American...

Country Kitchen

Low ’n Slow - Smokers inf...

Two hundred years ago is wasn’t uncommon for a prosperous homeowner to own a smoke-house, ...

Country Kitchen

Sunshine In A Glass - Min...

Bright, sunny lemons after a long winter are such a God-send! Just looking at a perfect le...

Country Kitchen

Spring Is On Its Way - Li...

Here’s a new recipe that’s just bursting with flavor, brilliant hues of green and vivid po...

Country Kitchen

Host a Hot-Pot Party

Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the...

Garden & Landscape

Springtime Mower Prep - H...

Your lawnmower may have hummed along perfectly all last summer, but after a long winter, i...

Country Journal

Soundtrack of the Farm

You probably saw those words—soundtrack of the farm—and assumed that you were about to rea...

Hearth & Home

When Life Gives You Sunsh...

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to grow lemons. When we lived in Florida, our backy...

Hearth & Home

Are You Checking In? Star...

There’s a growing trend among the traveling public, especially couples, singles, and retir...

Country Kitchen

It’s A Dirty Job, But… Th...

Have you ever wondered about where this infamous cocktail originated? Was it in Italy due ...

Garden & Landscape

What Do You Feel Like Eat...

Winter is the traditional time to relax in a comfortable armchair, flip through mail order...

Country Journal, Features

The Wonder Of Snow

It's a snowy January morning and my nose is cold. I'm bundled up in layers and layers of w...

Hearth & Home

Keeping the Outside Out -...

If you find yourself hunting around for a blanket while you watch TV, chances are it’s tim...

Country Kitchen

Cocktails On A Comeback -...

It used to be you could determine the age of restaurant, bar, and tavern patrons by their ...

Country Kitchen

Pork Chops Marsala - Rich...

This time of year we all need something rich and satisfying to warm not just your stomach,...

Seasonal Living

Batten Down the Hatches -...

Living the acreage life sometimes means foregoing a summer vacation. Although the kids are...

Features

Six Things You Didn’t Kno...

Flying to rooftops isn’t one of them Thanks to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and other ...

Features

Six tips to keep your Chr...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Freshness A few years ago, my sister purchased a tree from t...

Country Kitchen

Let Them Eat (Cheese)Cake...

“Hey Mom, I need some apple recipes . . . it’s apple season!” That was a text I received f...

Country Journal

Rural Security Check ... ...

When you live in the country, it’s always good to know when someone is coming to visit, es...

Country Kitchen

Eating Light and Fresh - ...

This time of year, who wants to be in the kitchen? Not me! Even though my house is air-con...

Features

Names On The Wagon

I'm riding the hay wagon on a bright and beautiful summer afternoon and I'm right in the t...

Country Journal

Farming Is Hard

Farming is filled with beautiful things, like picturesque red barns and rows of corn and s...

Country Journal

What to Read This Summer,...

If you've been a reader of this column for a while, you might recall the first installment...

Country Kitchen

Star Spangled Skewers - C...

It’s easy and enjoyable to commemorate national holidays and other observances with food—j...

Country Kitchen

Layers of Summer Delight-...

I love to use strawberries whenever they first appear in the farmers’ markets every spring...

Country Journal

The Sweet Scent of Summer...

Have you opened a new box of crayons lately? That distinctive scent is like no other, and ...

Features

​Book Series Teaches Abou...

Busy on the Farm: with Casey & Friends, the sixth in a series of books for children ages f...

Garden & Landscape

The Humble Seed Packet

There's a lot of hope in a seed packet. You might not think it to look at it—because a see...

Features

Spring Snow

A late spring storm swirls wildly outdoors. The wind howls mercilessly, the sky looms gray...

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