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Organize your mudroom with these easy DIY projects that cost next to nothing and take almost no time at all!
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The Beautiful Places photo contest, sponsored by Exmark Mowers, gave readers a chance to share a place they called "Beautiful." Here are some wonderful waterscapes!
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The condition of the porch and the reason it shifted determines if you fix it or replace it
Today as you drive up to your house, pay attention to the front porch. Does it look normal, or is something not quite right? The porch might be sinking. Jon Peterson is the general manager of a...
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Extreme drought conditions create high nitrate levels in corn forages. This causes health problems in livestock, so have your corn tested before you feed it.
Radio interview source: Doug Shoup, Extension Crops and Soils Specialist, Kansas State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Drought ruins pastures and...
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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,...
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These handcrafted homes are carved without power tools and are more energy efficient than conventional stick frame houses
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  Glenda Van Woerkom sent these two photos to Living the Country Life, and I wanted to share them with you. Glenda's husband, Jon, used reclaimed barn boards to make these unique...
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If the picket fencing is made of wood, expect some maintenance from time-to-time. Adding a new coat of paint and checking for decay will increase the longevity of the fence.
Radio interview source: Chad Hoover, President, Hoover Fence Co. Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   A picket fence is a wonderful way to mark property lines...
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If you have a nice porch and use it during the day, why not spend the night on it, too? Enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature by turning it into a sleeping porch.
Radio interview sources: Dave and Mary Morris, Owners, Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More.com Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Sleeping porches date back well over...
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The color of your grass could be an indicator to septic trouble.
Radio interview source: Brad Lee, Associate, Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   It's not always necessary to...

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