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Rural Life

How to Build a Home in the Country

Learn more about building a home in the country including how to find a plot, utilities, hiring home builders, and much more.

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Solar Power on the Farm

Every penny counts on the farm, and with energy costs continuing to rise, money stretches even less than it used to. New technologies have made our farms more efficient, but there are still additional ways to save on operating costs. …

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Prepare Your Food Plots for Deer Season

In our Guide to Buying Hunting Land, we discussed what you’d look for in a tract of land that could be used for deer hunting. Successful deer camps have well-placed, healthy food plots. This article will go into a bit …

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Hobby Farming in Louisiana and Mississippi

Learn more about what a hobby farm is, what you can grow, and the regulations you may need to adhere to in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Guide to Greenhouses for Southern Gardeners

The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently created a new generation of gardeners. Gardening eases our boredom, soothes our nerves, and provides food during a time of inflation. While millions of people began to garden as a coping mechanism, many are now in …

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Growing Healthy Lawns: Turf Management in Louisiana and Mississippi

For homeowners whose landscaping is a point of pride, the lawn is often considered their crown jewel. Since beautiful turf doesn’t just happen by itself, we’ve assembled some information on grass maintenance in your area of Louisiana and Mississippi. We are fortunate to have turf experts near us with all the information we need to improve our lawns.

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Ice Storm Prep for Rural Properties

If you live in a rural area of Louisiana or Mississippi, severe weather can be devastating. And even though we live in a relatively warm climate, we aren’t impervious to severe cold and ice storms. The North American winter storm …

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Freezing Temperatures

The climate is predictably unpredictable in our part of the country. Each year we hope to avoid winter weather whiplash, but in January, one day it may be 70 degrees outside and then 23 degrees the next. The ice storm …

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All About Prescribed Burning

Prescribed fire, also called a controlled burn, is performed during particular times and under certain conditions to limit any threat to the public, or uncontrollable spreading. These burns are carefully planned by burn managers.

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Converting Row Crop Land

Other Uses for Your Acres Famously fertile, the agricultural land of Mississippi and Louisiana can grow an incredible variety of row crops such as cotton, corn and soybeans. We could go on and on, but the point is, with our …

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Rural Pond Management in Mississippi and Louisiana

Ponds on rural properties need regular care to maintain their health. Check out these management practices that can help you rehabilitate the pond on your property.

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What to Look for in a Timber Tract

Are you interested in investing in timber? It can be a great financial decision! While markets can fluctuate, the timber market generally experiences low volatility. If you don’t know much about the timber industry and want to learn more about what makes a good investment tract, we have some tips on what to look for, as well as forestry professionals you can consult with directly.

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Custom Feature Ideas for Your Country Home Build

If you’re considering buying land in the country to build a home yourself, you have the opportunity to add some wonderful custom features. Now’s the best time to be thinking of these features, as adding them during the initial design and construction phases is far simpler than doing so after the fact.

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