Living the Country Life: Spring 2012 | Living the Country Life

Living the Country Life: Spring 2012

Browse our Spring 2012 issue!

Take a virtual tour of a beautifully landscaped acreage, see how horses helped make a dream come true, get tips for pruning, and more! 

From My Place To Yours: Our Foreign Adventure

Hosting an exchange student was a last-minute idea, but it turned out to be a very rewarding experience for the Freese family.

Cool Landscape

This couple transformed bare land into a shady oasis by planting trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Bonus: Take a virtual tour with this slideshow of images!

Get Pruning!

Pruning scares even the most talented gardeners. Fear not! Here are tips on how to cut with care and creativity.

A Country Wish Fulfilled

For the Larsons, life on their 29 acres celebrates hard work, responsibility, and wide-open fun!

Bonus: Seeding forages


Making the Switch to Grass

Rotational grazing pays off for this young farmer. Here are his tips on getting started with a grass-fed beef program.


A Passion For Peonies

The backbone of old-fashioned gardens, the peony’s endurance and dependability inspire this Minnesota couple.


15 ways to modify your UTV

Transform your side-by-side utility vehicle into a customized machine perfect for chores and country fun.

All Around the Homestead: Inexpensive Ideas

See how one reader turned a yard-sale find into a home for her chicks, and another transformed a couple of barrels into a homemade meat smoker.

A Berry Good Thing

A strawberry farm is a delicious place to grow up!

Bonus: 20 berry-licious recipes

Brent Olson: Do You See What I See?

If you come to my place, be prepared for a tour of my wildflower prairie. And you should try to think of something complimentary to say because you might not be impressed.



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