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Last week I visited a lovely acreage near Dallas Center, Iowa, and wanted to share a photo tour with you. I will put captions under the photos. Enjoy! David and Loree Miles bought this late 1800s...
Michelle assembles some of her cuttings into a bold flower arrangement
Michelle D'Arcy tells us how to create the best garden for flower arrangements--and how to assemble them once the blooming's done.
Correct the surface by grading so that water runs off quickly and effectively.
Radio interview source: Russ Lanoie, Private Contractor, Rural Home Tech Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below A gravel lane that's always muddy and full of potholes doesn't...
Rob Smith makes a childhood hobby reality with his model railroad built on his 16-acre space in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Rob Smith is in a festive mood on this warm, sunny day in East Haddam, Connecticut. “I’ve been working on the railroad . . . “ he sings out, voice loud and clear. It is more than a...
The Kohly's Columbia, Missouri home
Sherri and Matt Kohly brought their love of outdoor recreation and all things vintage with them to their Columbia, Missouri home. Original woodwork and a few contemporary additions mix perfectly in...
Dewey and Marge Thompson with their view
Dewey and Marge Thompson's 38-acre bluff-top property is a sight to behold. From the spectacular view to blooming flowers to local artisan décor, this Ferryville, Wisconsin, home sets a...
We're featuring Janet Farrar Worthington, who wrote a book about her zany farm life adventures.
Radio interview source: Janet Farrar Worthington, Author, Bumble Creek Farm Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Janet Farrar-Worthington and her husband, Mark,...
It has been said that good fences make good neighbors, but unfortunately, that's not always the case. If you put up a fence on your neighbor's property, you may be in for a battle.
Radio interview source: Aaron Steele, Community Planner Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   It’s always best to compromise and get along with neighbors, if...
These handcrafted homes are carved without power tools and are more energy efficient than conventional stick frame houses