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Animals definitely have their own unique personalities, and these critters enjoy hamming it up for the camera!
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We love posting funny photos on our Facebook page and asking our readers to write captions. Here are a few of our favorites!
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Betsy Freese shares some Living the Country Life magazine reader tips on how to shore up the buildings and make animals comfortable this winter. Click here to listen: All around the homestead
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Welcome wildlife Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Feeding the wildlife isn't just a wintertime duty. They appreciate it all year, even in the heat of the summer. Many...
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Useful ideas for around your place
Got a great idea? Send it in! You'll get $100 for any idea the editors choose to illustrate ($25 for ideas pub-lished with no illustration). Include address and phone number, and attach photos if...
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A page written by our readers
Cattle fence When introducing cattle to a new pasture that is fenced with a one-wire electric fence, I tie plastic grocery bags to the wire, one on each span. This makes the fence more visible to...
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Gravity-flow watering systems are great for watering gardens and animals.
When rain is plentiful, harness the water and use it later on. A gravity-flow system is an easy and inexpensive way to provide water to gardens and animals. Radio interview source: Bob Broz, Water...
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Before installation, start by assessing all your needs
Fences define property and confine livestock but they also limit where wildlife can find habitat. The right kind of fencing will serve both types of animals well. Unfortunately for wildlife, fences...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program
Wood fences are both attractive and practical, but they do require regular maintenance. Autumn is a great time of year to get in the habit of checking your fence to make sure it's in top...
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Goats don't need fancy housing, but when a doe is ready to kid, give her a place of her own. A kidding pen will bring comfort to the new little family. You don't need a lot of space. A four-...

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