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Historic Climbing Arrow Ranch has sold!

Swan Land Company and Premier Land Company, both located in Bozeman, announce that the Climbing Arrow Ranch has sold to an undisclosed buyer. Mike Swan, owner and managing broker of Swan Land Company, represented the seller. Bryce Connery of Premier Land Company represented the buyer. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Ranch was listed in April 2021 for $136,250,000, making it the most expensive ranch transaction in the history of the state of Montana and within the top ten most expensive in the United States.

Five Things Homesteaders Should Do In The Spring

When spring comes and the ground thaws, homesteaders need to get to work! It can be difficult to know exactly what you need to do first, especially as tax season is coming right around the corner, but there are five things homesteaders should do each spring. Prepare for new births, remove winter grime and clutter, fix anything that needs repairs, prepare your garden for planting, and get ready for tax season.

5 Needed Crops For Your Self-Sufficient Garden

If you intend to feed yourself and your family, there are a few staple crops you absolutely need in rotation. These crops either have high yields, high nutrient values, or are easy to rear. Whether you are a new gardener or an old hand in the yard, it is important to plan out your garden …

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Things to Consider When Buying a Hobby Farm

Hobby farms, small farms maintained as recreational land or farmland for supplemental income, have become increasingly popular in the last decade with urban dwellers and retirees. In the US, where older farms are often absorbed by larger farms, owning a small farm is often no longer profitable as a primary source of income. As a result, many are being purchased as hobby farms by those looking for a place to grow crops that can be sold at local farmer’s markets or used for personal consumption.

Licenses, Fees, and Taxes For Chicken Owners and Homesteaders

Owning chickens can be an easy way to provide your family or homestead with a steady supply of protein, but getting the room and resources to raise hens can involve quite a financial investment. Fortunately, not only are there many ways to save when rearing chickens, there are also ways for you to make money off of them if you have enough. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make yourself into a small business and claim tax breaks, but this often requires various licenses and fees, depending on your state. What are some legal documents you will need to raise and make money off your chickens?

Tips for Creating Row Covers for Your Garden

If you struggle to keep your garden safe from winter frosts and chills, or you aren’t sure how to protect tender shoots from snow, then you should consider creating row covers. A row cover is a type of protective shield for your garden that can keep it free of snow, frost and hail. In addition, it can help to insulate your garden from the cold. If protecting your garden over the winter is a major concern, then a row cover is exactly what you need.

How to Clean a Fireplace

The warm glimmer of a blazing fireplace inspires cozy holiday bliss in all of us. Even crooning Christmas legends feature roasted chestnuts and hanging stockings around the fire in beloved verse. A toasty fire presents a practical way to warm up the wintertime chill, and is particularly useful in rural living situations where consistent power may be iffy – in the event of an outage due to a snow-laden downed tree falling on wires, a fireplace can go from being a pleasant ambiance enhancer to an all-important heating source.

Americans Seeking More Rural Lifestyles In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll across the globe, many Americans are not only practicing social distancing but also reconsidering their lifestyle. Heavily populated urban centers in the United States have borne the brunt of the pandemic. As a result, many Americans are looking to trade the comforts of city life for …

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