How to Cash in On Agritourism
Outdoor Living How to Cash in On Agritourism

The American Farm Bureau recently reported a stunning record high in farm bankruptcies for 2019, with a steep rise in filings of 24% and another record breaking high of farm debt that is expected to reach $416 billion. It’s not…

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Outdoor Living What to Put Over There

When you think about adding a structure to your backyard, business or farm there are so many choices out there. What to put ‘over there’ to bring benefits to your quality of life by adding a building with excellent form,…

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What to Put Over There
Out with The Old, In with The New
Outdoor Living Out with The Old, In with The New

Whatever your present property looks like or however it functions it could probably use some improvements. Perhaps it’s time to shed your reservations and give that old lean-to a heave ho and replace it with a low maintenance structure where…

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Outdoor Living The Theater of Good Garden Design

Is your backyard a blank canvas? A boring square of lawn with one or two ornamental trees, a space poorly and cheaply designed by the developer that is identical to your neighbor’s? Does your backyard design lack any sense of…

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The Theater of Good Garden Design
Fabulous Furniture Makes Your Backyard Better
Outdoor Living Fabulous Furniture Makes Your Backyard Better

The best backyard events will be ones that offer plenty of comfort for guests to enjoy the space you have created. You’ve probably thought long and hard about what type of outdoor living structure to purchase, where to place it…

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