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Teacup Pigs

Pint-sized porkers make the perfect pet.

Micro pigs, commonly known as teacup pigs, make fantastic pets. They’re lovable, cuddly, even hypoallergenic. They don’t shed, they’re generally good with children, and…contrary to popular opinion…they’re very clean. And they’re quick studies. “You could teach your pig to sit and shake a paw in 15 minutes,” says breeder Meagan Canfield. “They’ll do all the tricks they know for a Cheerio.”

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On The Bluebird Trail

On The Bluebird Trail

Once among the most common songbirds in North America, bluebird populations have plummeted, primarily due to residential and commercial development that removed many of the older trees that served as nesting homes. Today, the 2,000-member North American Bluebird Society is helping a network of state- and local-level clubs and volunteers bring the bluebird back from its perilous decline.

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    Country Life 101

    Country Life 101

    Congratulations. You just bought your own little slice of heaven out beyond the city lights. Maybe you knew exactly what you were getting into, or maybe you’re feeling completely lost. Odds are you’re in the middle somewhere, and are now trying to pick up the skills you need to overcome power outages, snow-ins, downed trees…welcome to Country Life 101.

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      Art Of Stone

      Art Of Stone

      Many people think of gardens as showcases for plants and flowers, but to garden builder Bill Castellon, they’re all about rocks. After eight years of working with a master Japanese landscape designer, Castellon is now one of the few people in northern California who is especially gifted at the ancient craft of placing rocks in poetic compositions.

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