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You own the land, but you may need a permit to go forth with a project
Radio interview source: Aaron Steele, Community Planner   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Living in the country gives you many freedoms that you don't have in town. But you may need...
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Add permanence and beauty to your landscape with a stone wall. -- By: Justin Hancock
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A great alternative to a deck or concrete slab, a brick patio allows you to create a number of stylish patterns, adding beauty to your home. Here's how to get a great look.
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Building a barn? Starting a business? Read this first.
Rural residents often think living outside the city releases them from zoning laws, but that is rarely the case. While zoning was originally designed to separate incompatible land uses (like homes...
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If you're looking for backyard entertainment, try volleyball. A properly installed sand volleyball court doesn't require a lot of maintenance, but will provide a lot of fun. Start by...
Radio interview source: Joye Noonan, Owner, J&J Products Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Volleyball is a backyard game that's popular for entertaining, or just having...
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If you have some land that's not suitable for much, how about throwing a little disc around it? The game of disc golf can become a great family pastime. Radio interview source: Scott Keasey,...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
High-speed fun Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: John Steiner, owner/operator, MX Track Builders My kids never wanted a dirt bike. The only high-...
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When the kids are bored, tell them to go climb the walls. You can build a climbing wall that will provide a good workout for kids and adults without taking up a lot of space. Radio interview source...
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The porch you enjoy during the day can also be a cozy place to sleep in the open air at night. Swings that convert to beds and mosquito curtains are just a few conveniences that make the conversion...
Making a comeback Radio interview source: Dave and Mary Morris, Consultants, Front Porch Ideas Listen here: Building a sleeping porch Sleeping porches were very popular 100 years ago when...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Map out your needs Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Erica Broberg, architect Our mudroom is between the garage and the kitchen. It's become...

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