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People who have never lived in the country often have misconceptions about what rural life must be like. Friends of the Living the Country Life Facebook page addressed some of the most common things...
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Barnes' Place in Adel, Iowa is full of personal touches, handcrafted decorations and a variety of accommodations to make your wedding day special.
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Agricultural engineer and flood expert gives advice on preparing your country home and acreage for a flood.
Have a plan to “shelter in place” if roads become impassable, says Ken Hellevang, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert. The shelter...
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Reduce indoor water use in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom with these helpful tips.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day. Here are some ways that you can save water at home this...
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Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable is complicated.
Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. It is an adaptable plant that can grow on millions of acres of U.S. lands that cannot support crop or food production. It is also a...
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Use garden fresh strawberries to create these sweet, homemade treats.
Use garden fresh strawberries to create these sweet, homemade treats.
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Strawberry jam, melted milk chocolate and cream cheese create a tasty pastry that all are sure to enjoy. Be sure to check out the make-ahead directions.
Prep: 30 minutes Bake: 16 minutes at 400° F Ingredients: 1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets), thawed according to package directions 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese or cream...
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Making homemade ice cream is easy with this recipe! Simply puree fresh strawberries and combine milk, cream, yolks and sugar for a classic summer treat.
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 2 cups pureed fresh strawberries 8 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar Directions: 1. In a medium-sized heavy...
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This subtly sweet mint, basil, and pine nut pesto is a sensational partner for grilled juicy fruit. Another time, serve the pesto as a dip for a fresh fruit platter.
Prep: 20 minutes Grill: 3 minutes Ingredients:  2/3 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 1/2 ...
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A cream cheese and orange juice mixture with fresh strawberries compliment whole wheat pancakes for a complete breakfast.
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 1 minute to 2 minutes per side Ingredients: 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup whole wheat...

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