Living the Country Life

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Leave that pretty white flower growing in the ditch alone. Water hemlock is so poisonous, even a small amount could kill you. Learn to recognize it and stay away.
Radio interview source:  Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   There are plenty of weedy...
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This couple transformed bare land into a shady oasis by planting trees, shrubs, then perennials.
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This family was not blessed with scenic rolling hills on their property, but it didn't stop them from making a natural oasis out of flatlands.
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Get ready, winter weather is near. Follow these surefire tips to prepare for the dipping temperatures and impending snow.
Before you settle down to cozy evenings by the fire this winter, be sure your country property is ready for everything the season can bring. When cold temperatures, snow, and ice commingle, there...
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An acreage with a breathtaking view becomes Frances Jones' garden haven.
The view Frances Jones has spent years working on her gardens, but she can't compete with the natural beauty that made her fall in love with her Tennessee acreage in the first place. The view...
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Dave and Judy Olson relocated from Dubuque, Iowa to a log home on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, fulfilling a dream in the process.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Heading north from Manistique to Munising, Michigan, Route 94 stretches about 30 miles through deep dappled green forests. Made tunnel-like with walls of towering...
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The rural life of Rod and Mari Juntunen began in the corporate world of Seattle restaurant design. She worked for a design firm, and he owned a landscape business. They collaborated on a business...
Rod had long envisioned having enough land to grow trees for his landscape business, but he was thinking maybe 5 to 10 acres. The couple targeted the Skagit Valley because Rod had grown up there....