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Maple syrup vacuum tubing system in front of a sugarhouse

Brewing Up New Uses for Maple Syrup

Explore Ranches: Opening the Gates to Connection

Aspens in Fall

Tuning in to the Symphony of Nature

Maple syrup vacuum tubing system in front of a sugarhouse
Brewing Up New Uses for Maple Syrup
Explore Ranches: Opening the Gates to Connection
Aspens in Fall
Tuning in to the Symphony of Nature
Trees in apple orchard

Is Your Land Orchard-Ready? (Plus: Thanksgiving Cider Suggestions!)

Virginia's Foggy Ridge Cider founder Diane Flynt pioneered the hard-cidery craft in the region over 20 years ago. Here, we talk to her about her favorite ciders and the steps you need to consider to turn your land into a producing apple orchard.

Rocky Mountain Land Library, Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Connecting Books, Land & People

After reviewing students’ design proposals and brainstorming, everyone agreed that Hayden Ranch wasn’t a fit. It was missing one key absolute—a cultural landscape. “It had to be the interaction between people and the land or people in place over time,” explains Vlahos. The right fit would be all about “taking an old place and transitioning it to a new use . . . that could take on a new life that drew community to it.” ...

Christmas Tree Ranch

West of Utopia

Eight-and-a-half miles west of Utopia, Texas, in Real and Uvalde Counties, crystal-clear Blanket Creek runs year-round through picturesque Christmas Tree Ranch. Historically, the property was a cattle, sheep and goat ranch, as well as a beautiful getaway in the “mountains” of the western Texas Hill Country.

New Mexico

New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment

Regardless of how you plan to manage your property, New Mexico is a ranch-friendly state. The expense of ranch ownership is amongst the lowest in the West. Operation costs and state regulations pertaining to ranch activities are minimal and not overly burdensome. And land values are half the cost of surrounding states.

Forging A Connection

Chef Jesse Griffiths, co-owner of Austin’s Dai Due and Dai Due Taqueria, forges a connection between people and their food.

The O’Hair Ranch

Situated in Paradise Valley, Montana, is the six-generation-strong O’Hair Ranch. The ranch serves as a working cow-calf operation raising prime black angus cattle.

Campers Using Apps to Rent Private Land

When the Barley’s purchased the farmhouse, the only remaining structure on the 52 acres, they envisioned sharing the history of the land—giving “history lessons” and showing off their rare photos. But, like many first-time landowners, it was daunting to think of paying the property tax. Enter Tentrr, one of a growing number of Airbnb-type online booking platforms and apps for campers to find and instantly reserve spots on private land across the U.S. With state ...

image of Adirondack chair by lake

Going 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home to the Mountains

I lived in the Adirondacks for several years and welcomed my first child there. My family and I left after three years, but I dreamed of returning to the mountains someday, and I continued visiting the Adirondacks whenever possible.

Top 5 Summer Adventures for Land Lovers

Top Five Summer Adventures for Lovers of the Land

According to the laws of supply and demand, quality land can expect to slowly increase in value over time. If you don't want to wait around for years for that to happen, here are five steps you can take to help increase the value of your land.

A Taste of Llano Springs Ranch

Texas family shares the bounty of their land with those who appreciate it

pan with gold nuggets in it

The Gold Rush of La Panza

La Panza, now a ghost town located in the La Panza mountain range in San Luis Obispo County, was once the site of California’s only Coast Range gold rush.

View of culturally modified tree cross-section

Culturally Modified Trees: Living Sculptures Waiting to be Discovered

Don Wells and his fellow retirees kept seeing oddly bent trees on their weekly hikes in the northern Georgia mountains. They were intrigued with the ancient giants. Wells happened to meet neighbor Elaine Jordan, who wrote a guide book, Indian Trail Trees, after interviewing Native Americans about these trees. He started taking her to the trees and photographing them. Trail Tree’itis hit and suddenly, the retired civil engineer was starting a whole new career.

Best cities for urban adventures

12 Best Cities for Outdoor Urban Adventure

Here are our picks for large and mid-sized cities across the U.S. with the most to offer in terms of outdoor adventure.

Hunting’s Place at the Table

TWA is decreasing the distance from field to table for urban and suburban Texans by co-hosting hunt-to-table dinners and providing mentored hunting experiences for adults.

image of morel mushroom in forest

Your Field Guide for Spring Morel Mushroom Hunting

Shooters in camo and blaze orange aren’t the only ones getting primed for the spring hunting season. Warmer temps spell the arrival of these tasty fungal fruits of the field.

Image of the cabin in the woods

Everything You Need to Know About Off-Grid Living

Living off the land is not for the weak or ill-prepared. It takes years of groundwork and skill-honing to get to a place where you can survive (and thrive) without municipal utilities, grocery stores, and other resources we take for granted every day.

Guide to living off-the-grid: tiny 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home

The Pros & Cons of Living Off the Land

Looking at some of the pros and cons of off-grid living is a good way to help you decide whether or not you should officially hop head-first into 以太坊区块链_以太坊价homesteading or living off the land.

Winter View of El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome seen from the Tunnel view in Yosemite National Park

Best National Parks In Winter

Winter in the country's national parks is a special season, with fewer crowds, snow-covered landscapes and a different rhythm of life for the wildlife that calls these scenic places 以太坊区块链_以太坊价home. Discover the best of the season with our top picks for national parks to visit this winter.

Epic adventures: Scotland fly-fishing

Your Year in Adventure: 12 Epic Trips for the Land Aficionado

Here are 12 epic adventures for each month of the year to spark your wanderlust and love of adventure. Cheers to 2019!

winter scene

Frostbound: Reflections on “The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The detailed and awe-inspiring descriptions of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pioneer life have always inspired LAND magazine's Lauret Jarvis. On a recent wintry and snowy evening, she decided to reread "The Long Winter".