A wide view of a box with succulents and safari animals in it.
Gardening
Gardening

Kids Project! Succulent African Safari Garden

Activating a child’s creative side is important, and this fun outdoor project will do just that! It will also get children to interact with nature and learn about some new plants. This project is a simple, 5-step Safari Garden. Kids can be Read More

This cat looks like it's ready to pounce.
Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

Top 10 Most Popular (and Cute!) Cat Breeds

We know cats have been around since the Egyptians, but may have been around even before that. Although we have had a long relationship with felines, it was not until recently that cat breeds came into light–most domestic cat breeds are less Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Bring Retreats to New Heights with She Sheds

Just in case you hear the word “shed” and think of a cramped, dark space relegated to rusty lawn tools and cardboard boxes, let us stop you right there. Thanks to Erika Kotite’s new book, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, you now have every Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

Get Planting with Sprouts of Your Own

Do you remember the first time you learned how to plant seeds? Chances are you learned with the help of an easy-to-do egg carton method, placing soil and a seed in each of the carton’s pockets. Use these simple materials to bring the fun Read More

South west garden
Gardening
Gardening

Water-Smart Landscapes

Gardening is a fun and relaxing activity. Water restrictions are common in places with frequent droughts, and these areas have to consider these restrictions when planning a garden. Even if you are in a wetter climate, you may still want to Read More

A goose sitting in a nest.
Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Living with the Modern Goose

The modern goose was domesticated as far back as 5,000 years ago, but they still retain some wild qualities. Unlike some domestic chicken and duck breeds, geese are seasonal egg layers. They can lay up to a hundred eggs a season. A goose Read More

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Home Repair + Improvement
Home Repair + Improvement

Vertical Gardening

Short on garden space? Want to create a beautiful and budget-friendly outdoor feature? Love plants, but you’re seeking something low-maintenance? For these reasons and more, vertical gardening is for you. Join us for a round-up of three Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

3 Easy Training Skills for Your Puppy

Anyone who’s had a puppy treat a trash can like an archaeological dig or trot away happily when you say “come” knows that puppy training is hard work. Introducing a behavior once won’t do it; consistent training based on positive Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

4 Inspired Cleaners to Make at Home for Pennies

Save money and avoid harmful chemicals by making your own cleaners at home. Instead of paying full price for surface wipes, hand sanitizer, laundry soap, and even toilet bowl cleaner, look to the tried-and-true know-how in The Country Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

Stay Green with Upcycling

Bring your garden to life with three easy upcycling DIY projects that repurpose simple materials into flourishing green spaces and support the pollinators who rely on—and nurture--your garden. Shade Pallet Garden from Grow a Living Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How Do Straw Bale Gardens Work?

We’ve been enthusiastically talking about Straw Bale Gardening for a while now – Joel Karsten started a revolution for gardeners everywhere, and his ground-breaking methods (that don’t actually involve breaking literal ground!) have Read More