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 […]

Grow Vegetables in Your Country Garden

Gardening may seem like a hobby for people who have little else better to do on the surface but, there are many joys to growing a vegetable garden. First of all, you’ll save money on your grocery bill. You’ll also save money driving to the grocery store and back to stock up on fresh vegetables.

Selling A Farm Without An Agent (FSBO)

Country property is in demand and selling a farm online is on the rise. In fact, the rural property with over 100 acres across the road from us is for sale. Again. It’s a gorgeous kit log house in the shape of an octogon. All the bedrooms, bathrooms, home office and stair cases lead off […]

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, […]

Books on Country Living

For years on this website and in my personal life I have been recommending the same books on country living, even though I’ve read many others. Why? Because the books below are timeless, helpful, and cover a wide range of country living topics. Once you’ve made your move to the country you’ll find that you […]

Country Septic Systems

Keeping your rural septic system in top working order is a consideration that we didn’t have to worry about when we lived in town. Not that it’s an ongoing chore, or requires any specialized knowledge, but your septic tank is something that you should be mindful of at all times. Oddly enough, it’s just one […]

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, […]