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The Osterfeld house on Lake Jocassee, S.C.

Photography by firewater photography

Lapping Waters, Quiet Evenings: Life by the Lake

The peacefulness of water just outside the door seems to engender not just a quiet restfulness for the owners, but also a delightful lure to family and friends. more »

Jun 12, 2014 3:04 PM Home Profiles

5 Great Home Buys in the Mountains: Small Farms, Big Plans

Beautiful homes with plenty of acreage for livestock, crops, gardens and more. more »

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Home Profiles

Great Home Buys in the Mountains

5 Beautiful Homes you could own today! more »

Dec 20, 2013 9:06 AM Home Profiles

25 Gardening Tips Late Winter through Spring (March-June)

As with most any undertaking, you get out of a garden what you put into it. more »

Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

Jalapeno Peppers: Pick a Peck – or More

With heat or without, they’re tasty, versatile and pretty easy to grow. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

12 Retirement-Friendly Retreats

There’s much more to these locations than a great place to put your feet up after retirement. Each offers its own enticing attractions, activities and geographic gems that help retirees make the most of their work-free days. more »

Oct 26, 2011 12:00 AM Retirement & Relocation

Retiring in Style

Slye moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1993, after living in Richmond, Va., Texas and New York. Here she found a quiet retreat where she could pursue her craft “from sheep to shawl,” volunteer at the Village Library, and more. more »

Oct 26, 2011 12:00 AM Retirement & Relocation