Living the Country Life

Backyards Content

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Stay close to shorelines for the best discoveries.
Radio interview source: Steve Lewis, Native American Artifact Collector, American Arrowhead Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Native Americans left behind stone tools and other...
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Protect your kids from farm hazards by creating a safe play area for them
Interview source: Tammy Ellis, Education Outreach Specialist, National Farm Medicine Center                 Listen to the radio story mp3 Young...
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Ever wonder what might go "bump in the night" in your backyard? Well, with the advent of technology and inspiration from the hunting community, wonder no more. The proof is in the digital...
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Check out how Carol and Les Wear built their backyard garden oasis.
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A Washington couple transformed a yard made of clay and gravel into a garden oasis one step at a time.
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When it's hot, nothing beats a cool dive in your own swimming pool. Make sure the right safety measures are in place so everyone can enjoy the water without worry. Radio interview source: Paul...
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What does a big tree, some rope, and a tire all have in common? They get kids away from video games. Entice kids to play outside with a tire swing. Radio interview source: Barbara Butler, Play...
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Build a sporting area in the backyard that goes beyond the concrete slab.
Many families have fun together through sports with a game of catch or basketball. An outdoor sports area is a great addition to any property.   Darin Chamberlin is the president of a...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Kid-size fun Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Jarret Magbee, CEO, The Garlinghouse Company My dad built my daughter, Caroline, a playhouse out of...
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Enjoy the outdoors with a fire pit in the backyard. You can buy one, but they're pricey. There's no need to send your budget up in flames, because it's easy to build a fire pit.
Radio interview source: Eric Liskey, Deputy Gardening and Outdoor Living Editor, Better Homes & Gardens: Fire pit Instructions Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below One of the...

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