Working Farms and Cattle Ranches Offer Volunteer Opportunities to Travelers and Students

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There are over 2 million farms across America that produce edible products like peaches, olives, almonds, corn and other grains, with the southern and far western parts of the country producing the lion’s share of comestibles for the American marketplace.

In one southern state alone, over $35 billion is generated annually by farming and other agricultural endeavors. Many states sell their products locally and also export vegetables, fruits, and grains all across the country.

Most farms are owned by families, but the majority live elsewhere. Cattle ranches, a type of farm dedicated to “farming” livestock for food production, are much more likely to have owners living onsite than are family farms.

Sometimes, cattle ranches do offer hunting to interested parties: hunting Continue Reading →

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Giving Your Home the Warmth and Comfort of the Farmhouse Style

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Giving your home the “farmhouse chic” interior design style is a great way to achieve a warm, open and timeless look. The farmhouse chic style is a decidedly Americana look, reminiscent of old farmhouses, devoid of unnecessary clutter, utilizing the natural resources of the land to supply the essential goods in the home. Here are ideas for furnishing a home for giving your home the farmhouse chic look, on any home furnishing budget:

  • Leverage the natural warmth of wood. Wood furnishings were common in farmhouses because it was an easily accessible material that could be drawn from the land, and many farmers filled their hom Continue Reading →
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3 of the Best Luxury Apartments in the New York City

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One of the reasons people love professionally managed apartments is because they provide the highest standard of service, customer care, daily maintenance, and in many cases even provide prepared meals. The best luxury apartments come with a variety of features and amenities to make your stay a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable one. A lot of times they can be rented at affordable rates, meaning someone who wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford buying a house of similar value can go the luxury apartment rental route.

The following list does not contain any of those such units. While there are certainly more expensive and extensive choices around the world, here are three of the most beautiful apartment buildings in Continue Reading →

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4 Ways to Ruin Your Wedding Day With the Wrong Venue

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Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve decided who you want to file taxes jointly with for the rest of your life, it’s time to work out the logistic for your big day. One of the first tasks in your wedding plans to ensure your day is perfect is to review event venues and select the perfect spot for your ceremony and reception. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid while looking for unique wedding places for your special day:

  • Choosing a venue before you settle on the guest list. The venue you choose should be contingent on the size of the wedding you’re going to have. The last thing you want is to find th Continue Reading →
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3 Steps To Follow As You Ponder Your Impending Retirement

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Baby-boomer. Old timer. AARP cardholder. These names don’t bother you, because you’re part of an ever-growing population of Americans about to enter potentially the most exciting phase of your life: retirement. For the first time, you get to eschew working obligations, pick up, and move into a new home to start a great adventure centered entirely around your hobbies and wants.
There’s just one problem. You’ve spent so long living and working out of obligation and to pay your bills that you aren’t quite sure where you want to live, or what you want to do when you get there! Have no fear. We’re here to guide you through this exciting new phase that is retirement living. Just take a momen Continue Reading →

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3 Reasons You Should Buy Amish-Made Discount Sheds

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The Amish have been known to make quality furniture, sheds, and houses for many years. Authentic Amish furniture is 100% handmade and almost always made from wood. It first gained popularity in the early 1920s and has survived everything from the industrial boom in the middle of the 20th century to the recent technological advances in business and manufacturing. If you ever see Amish-built discount sheds for sale, chances are they were ordered by someone who either forgot about it or reneged on their promise to buy it. Make sure their loss is your gain by buying it immediately. Here are three reasons for doing so.

    1.) Quality: The quality of Amish sheds is unparalleled in many ways. They will last you Continue Reading →

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The Holidays are ApproachingHave You Donated Yet?

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The holiday season will be here before you know it, and the giving spirit is already in full swing. While your friends and family are sure to receive some stellar gifts, have you considered how the less fortunate experience their holidays?

Donating clothing to charity is extremely easy, free, and a rewarding experience that will make your holiday season even better. More importantly, you’ll be helping families in need who want nothing more than to have gifts to give their loved ones during this special time of the year.

    Teach your children a valuable lesson. It’s important to instill the values of charity and goodwill in children at a you Continue Reading →

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Preserving Your Important Documents 3 Methods That Work

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Paper is one of the most fragile materials, and are extremely susceptible to water, fire, and the test of time. Unfortunately, most of our most important documents are on paper, putting them at risk for irreversible damage. However, there are a few ways that you can protect your photographs and important documents.


Lamination covers your document in a thin layer of plastic, which keeps it safe from things like tears or water damage. Papers that are handled regularly, or are delicate, can vastly benefit from lamination. This includes things such as newspaper clippings, phone lists, small photos, insurance cards, prescription cards, and children’s artwork. However, not all documents can be laminated, as they become worthless if altered. This includes government issued Continue Reading →

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The Surprising Reason Millennials Are Renting

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Many consider renting the best option for those who cannot afford a house. That does not explain why more millennials from higher income brackets, along with Americans ages 65 and up who are similarly well-off, are renting an apartment instead of buying a new home. Here are three reasons why these groups prefer apartment living:

They’re Forgoing “The Burdens of Owning a Home,” According to

“Young professionals and even people who are looking to possibly retire in five years don’t want the upkeep and maintenance tied to owning a house,” Michael Chervanick, a business owner in Reading, Pennsylvania. The most beautiful apartment buildings require very lit Continue Reading →

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Change Up Your Room With A New Theme

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If you’ve been thinking about giving your home a makeover, but aren’t quite sure where to start, you’re in the right place. The key to great decor and a big impression starts with a good theme. Here are just a few of the different themes you can experiment with in your home, and which rooms will go best with each theme. Before you know it, you’ll be one step closer to living in the dream home you’ve always imagined.

Nautical decor – Nothing is more relaxing than a beach-side paradise. If you want to recreate the feeling of lounging on the sand like a beached merm Continue Reading →

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