ARKANSAS United Country Neeley Forestry Service Inc. J.D.Neeley jdneeley@neeleyforestryservice.com Camden, AR 870-836-5981 www.ucneeleyforestry.com Davis Dubose Knight Forestry & Real Estate Mark Knight mknight@davisforestry.com Little Rock, AR 1-888-695-8733 www.forestryrealestate.com ALABAMA Southeastern Land Group Jonathan Goode jonathan@selandgroup.com Dadeville, AL 256-825-4331 www.selandgroup.com IDAHO United Country Musick & Sons Rick Musick rick@ucidaholand.com Grangeville, ID 208-983-0069 www.ucidaholand.com MISSISSIPPI United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company Scott Lindsey lindseyforestry@hotmail.com McComb, MS 39648 601-248-3561 www.GibsonRealtyMS.com Tom Smith Land and Homes Tom Smith tom@tomsmithland.com Ridgeland, MS 39157 601-209-3284 www.TomSmithLand.com MINNESOTA United Country Banning Junction Real Estate Natalie Cowart natalie@unitedcountry.com Moose Lake, MN 612-390-3945 www.mooselakerealestate-mn.com Close~Converse Properties Jody Osterloh jody@closeconverse.com Brainerd, MN 1-866-403-LAND (5263) www.landradar.com Bear Island Land Co., Inc. Charlie Chernak charlie@bearislandland.com Ely, MN 218-365-2800 www.bearislandland.com POTLATCH PREFERRED BROKER NETWORK Let us show you why your Potlatch Preferred Broker is the only name you’ll need to know when it comes to buying property. Please contact the broker nearest your area of interest or visit us at www.PotlatchLandSales.com. We look forward to helping you with your property search! Continued from page 1 4 www.PotlatchLandSales.com CORPORATE OFFICE: 601 West First Street Spokane, WA 99201 | (509) 835-1500 SUMMERTIME FUN TAKES A LITTLE PLANNING If you trailer your boat, a recreational property can be a great place to store it. There are many options to cover your boat, from canopies that cost several hundred dollars to metal sheds that can run as much as $3,000 or more, depending on the size. Either way, think of the money you are saving vs. paying for space at a marina. Summer is a great season to attract birds to your property, which can provide hours of enjoyment for wildlife lovers of all ages. Flowers and plants in bright colors help attract birds, and certain colors are known to attract certain types of birds. As an example, depending on where your property is, orange can attract orioles and hummingbirds, according to TheSpruce.com. Just don’t use a lot of white; that is a color that signals danger for some birds. Of course, it’s a good idea to pick flowers that bloom multiple times a year, so they can attract birds throughout the summer. Exploring your property gets a lot more interesting if you have an ATV, or maybe two or three ATVs. If you’re looking to buy a used ATV this summer, there are ways you can make sure you’re getting a good deal. Start with asking direct questions of the seller, suggests ATV.com. How long have you had the ATV? Why are you selling it? What problems have you had with it? Gauge the sincerity of the response; it may become obvious whether the seller is trying to sell you a lemon or not. Then, check the ATV’s fluids. Dirty engine oil or a shortage of coolant could be a warning flag. And inspect the frame, the axles and the CV boots. And if all this is beyond your comfort level, bring a friend who know about ATVs and can help with the inspection. If you don’t want to cruise your property on an ATV or trail bike, there’s always the option of using your own two feet. As you’re planning your next hike, it may seem like a no-brainer to bring water for the trip, but many hikers don’t realize the need for hydrating during the hike. Some other tips from the AdventureBuddies.net website: • Carry an extra bandana, which can come in handy as you look for ways to wet your head, helping you keep your cool. • Start early, before the heat of the day sets in. • Take small steps when hiking on rocky terrain; you don’t want a sprained ankle to ruin your hike. “Whether you are hiking in the heat, or setting up a campfire in the woods, it’s important to take the right steps to make sure your outing goes well and is relaxing for everyone,” says J.D. Neeley of United Country - Neeley Forestry, an Arkansas brokerage that’s a member of the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network. “Planning ahead is all-important, and it will pay off when you are able to focus on having fun and nothing else.”