Living Off Your Country Garden

If the prices at the grocery store are getting to be too much for your budget it is time to start thinking about growing your own in a fresh country garden. Even if you manage a plot through the summer months, as fresh food prices go up growing your own keeps your household budget in […]

Perform An Energy Audit on Your Farmhouse

Why is everyone talking about an energy audit? Well, autumn has arrived, the cold air is sneaking in the cracks and renovations are in full swing. If you’ve moved to an older farmhouse or rural country home this is one of the best times of the year to assess the energy efficiency of your home […]

Consider Heating With Natural Gas

In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go with solar or wind for energy, however Eric did build in such a way that we could easily convert to green energy […]

Homesteading – Farm Land for Sale

I’ve got two great resources for you today on finding farm land for sale. The first recommendation comes personally from me. I’ve seen this work first hand and the owner saved a bundle of cash on a home that sold for over $200,000. Here’s how to save money before and after you shop for farm […]

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, […]