Rustic Decorating Tips and Resources

Let’s talk about rustic decorating and how it might differ from similar styles such as primitive, modern country, farmhouse, French country, and cabin decor. Each are wonderful in their own right, but can’t be mix and matched willy-nilly if you want a room with continuity. Rustic decorating is part flea market finds, part shabby chic, […]

Saving Money Raising Livestock

Raising livestock yourself isn’t always easy, isn’t always lucrative. The potential, however, for a healthier diet and acquiring a new appreciation for all living creatures, is life changing. Raising Dairy or Meat Goats Raising goats is, if nothing else, an exercise in laughter and stories to tell the grandchildren for years to come. Often they’ll […]

Before You Buy Farm Land

You may have been dreaming of the perfect farm for yourself and your family for quite some time, but finding that farm within your budget (especially these days with all the foreclosures and mortgage prices) will require some leg work and research. Check some farms for sale – they change every day and may give […]

How To Assess Farmland for Sale

This article describes how to assess farmland based on barns and existing out buildings. More articles on GoodByeCityLife’s Country Living explore other attributes used in assessing farms. You don’t have to shop around for a farm very long before learning to assess farm for sale and current market values. Abandoned farm land – in and […]

Country Living Tips

As I learn and the country tips come to me, I’ll add them here and share with you! Nothing grows under a walnut tree. The base of the tree and roots set off a toxic (to other plants) secretion. Do not flush cooking oil or grease, bleach or any other harmful chemical down the drain, […]

Farm and Barn Products and Supplies

While many country living folk raise animals for companionship, for sport or for a hobby, many more raise them for food. Just putting that food on the table can be costly – if you’re not careful. One of the hardest budget decisions I’ve had to make throughout the years is to cut my liabilities. Since […]