Living the Country Life

Recreation Content

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Whether you live near a small pond or a big river, get a canoe and enjoy the ride
We have a canoe for paddling around the lake in our town, and also use it for fishing. It's nothing fancy, just a nice stable boat, and it's what we were looking for when it was purchased...
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Creating your own ice resurfacer can save you hundreds of dollars and is easier than you think
If you have a pond or even a paved patio or basketball court, you are fully equipped to create the perfect skating rink or hockey court for your friends and family to enjoy. The key is to have a...
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There is no such thing as 100% safe ice
I go ice fishing every winter and so far – knock on wood – I haven’t fallen through. I’m always aware of the ice conditions because no fish is worth an icy dunk in the water...
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Don't let cabin fever bring you down this winter! Why stay cooped up inside when there's so much to do out in the snow? Bundle up, pack some hot chocolate, and go have some fun!
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If you can move, turn, and shake hands, you can square dance
If you find yourself on an organization’s entertainment committee, or just looking to have some fun with your friends, why not host a square dance? You could also call it a “country...
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Going on a hike with the kids is a great way to combine quality family time with exercise and exploration
My family loves to camp and we’ve gone on hikes through mountains and prairies. The kids enjoy it and we always discover something new. If you haven’t shared this experience with your...
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If you are in the market for a side-by-side, 4x4, or similar workhorse machine for your acreage or small farm, here are a few options.
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Under federal law, people have recreation rights on a stream or river running through your property
Several years ago I was canoeing on a river and nearly got hung up on barbed wire fences that were strung from bank-to-bank. The landowners probably put them there to keep cattle from going...
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Yamaha introduces a new multi-purpose utility vehicle.
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Having a waiver certainly can't hurt, but it may not be enough
When visitors come to your farm for a tour or entertainment, you might have them sign a liability waiver that spells out the realities and risks on the farm. By signing, visitors agree to not hold...

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