Jul
04

Farmers can make a living if they plant the right crops for profit. Farmers must take into consideration their costs of doing business. These costs must be paid before the crops are ready for sale. The most important factor in determine what type of crops to plant is research. Market research figures must be calculated before you buy anything. This will help reduce your losses on crops that won’t sell. It is important that you understand the best methods available to grow your crops. Read the rest of this entry »

May
16

Living in the country can be a blessing if you have a farm. One of the ways that you can make extra money is by opening a farmer’s market. You can open a market of almost any size, but make sure you check on any licenses that you might need to a large business. If you want to open a small market, then you should be alright. You need to find tables so that you can put boxes on them to hold the vegetables and fruit you will sell. Make plenty of signs to display on your Read the rest of this entry »

Mar
27

Plan on living a completely different type of lifestyle when you move to your new farm. For one thing, you can toss out your old alarm clock because your rooster will wake you up bright and early every morning. You are going to need to get out of bed early because your cows need milking. Next, you need to feed your chickens and collect eggs to scramble for your breakfast. Before you eat your morning meal, visit your herb garden and pick a few Read the rest of this entry »

Sep
17

Staying Safe Out in the Country

Sep-17-2012 By admin

Living out in the country can be peaceful and relaxing but it’s also a lot of work! Besides tending the garden and mending the fences there are a lot of daily duties to keep the farm in working order. Protection can be an issue as country homes are, by design, far removed from neighbors and towns. Here are a few tips for staying safe on the farm:

Get an alarm: It’s a great idea to research home alarms at a site like http://www.homesecurityfamily.com/. The cost is minimal compared to the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re monitored in the event of a break in or fire.

Buddy system: Country folks stick together. Particularly if you’re elderly, it’s smart to work with a neighbor or fellow townsperson to stay safe. Ask them to come by once every few days to check in with you and reciprocate.

Regular building maintenance: Older, country homes are often in the most disrepair so have a contractor come out once a year to check dangers like your wiring, plumbing and even your roof. It’s worth the money.

Jun
01

If you want to try your hand at farming in the country, you might not be sure of where to begin, as it can seem complex and overwhelming to begin planning your country farm. In this post we will cover the basics of farming in the country.

You will first need to choose a location for your farm. The quality of the land will be essential to the success of your country farm. You are looking for rich, fertile soil. You may need to clear your land to make it suit your needs for farming.

After your Read the rest of this entry »

May
30

Moving from a bustling city to a quiet home in the country can be quite a culture shock, but it can also be exciting. If you maintain a positive state of mind during the transition, you might learn that you greatly prefer country life over city life.

When moving to the country, remember that basics that were very convenient for you when you lived in the city will now be further away. Going to the store to purchase a soda can be quite a trip for someone who lives in the country, and going to the grocery store on a Read the rest of this entry »

May
28

Since most farmers live in rural areas where there are few neighbors and few businesses, many of them are concerned about the education of their children. They have a reason for concern because education in many rural areas simply isn’t sufficient. These schools are much smaller, and it can be difficult to find good-quality, well-educated teachers because these schools are unable to pay teachers comparable incomes to schools in suburban areas and cities. The drop out rate at Read the rest of this entry »

May
27

Moving from the big city to the country to raise a family has long been a dream for many urban dwellers. Although anyone has what it takes to uproot and change their address, there are a few things that should be considered before such a drastic move.

Many new country transplants face a loss of modern conveniences. Stores are few in the country and have a small selection compared to their city counterparts. There are also fewer cultural Read the rest of this entry »

May
26

Although some people prefer one over the other, there are certainly both advantages and disadvantages to living in the country or in the city. Living in the country is unbeatable for many people because of the privacy and peace and quiet that it provides. When you live in the country, you typically have much fewer neighbors, and the ones that you do have are usually somewhat spaciously spread apart from your property. This helps when you want to play music loudly or if you want to have a lot of friends over as the risk Read the rest of this entry »