Recent Blog Posts

  • 10 Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

    February 15, 2019
    Starting seeds indoors can seem intimidating for gardeners who may not have the greenest thumbs, but it's not hard to do with the right preparation and attentive care. Why Start Your Own Seeds?
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 2019
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    January 15, 2019
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 1, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Holiday Plants – The Gifts That Keep On Giving

    December 15, 2018
    Plants are popular holiday gifts that recipients can enjoy long after festive feasts are eaten, glittery decorations are packed away and joyous carols are silent.
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  • How to Keep Your Live Wreaths, Swags and Garlands Alive Through the Holidays

    December 1, 2018
    Live wreaths, swags and garlands can be amazing holiday decorations, brightening a room with their evergreen boughs and freshening air with their crisp, piney scents. But how can you keep this greenery fresh and vibrant as long as possible without wilting, drooping or decay?
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 15, 2018
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Protecting Your Landscape From Deer

    November 1, 2018
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • What You Should Know For Getting Your Horse Shod for Fall/Winter

    October 15, 2018
    It is generally accepted that finding the right horseshoe is extremely important for riding in temperate climates in the winter. Riding outdoors in the winter demands a special type of shoe that prevents your horse from serious injury.
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  • Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

    October 1, 2018
    Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce.
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    September 10, 2018
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparation

    September 1, 2018
    Every good gardener knows that there is a season for everything. The best gardeners know how to make each season count. What if I told you that cleaning up your garden will help prepare you for spring in more ways than you ever imagined?
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  • August Garden Tips

    August 15, 2018
    August is a tough time for gardeners. However, as many know when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This is the time of the year after a hot summer where many anticipate production and harvesting to come to an end.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 1, 2018
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 15, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2018
    It may seem like midsummer is a slow gardening season, but there are plenty of tasks gardeners can attend to in July to ensure a productive, healthy harvest and beautiful flowerbeds even during the hottest summer days.
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  • June Garden Tips

    June 15, 2018
    June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.
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  • Entertaining Goats

    June 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • May Garden Tips

    May 15, 2018
    Late spring is ideal for gardening, and while May can be warmer or cooler depending on where you live and what your general climate is like, these May garden tips can help you keep your flowerbeds, lawn, vegetable garden, and containers in peak condition for fabulous foliage, perfect plants, and beautiful blooms.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    May 1, 2018
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • Attacking Crabgrass and Maintaining a Crabgrass-Free Yard This Year

    April 15, 2018
    Crabgrass can be the bane of any beautiful lawn as it spreads insidiously through the yard, but with diligent care, it is possible to tame and eliminate this problem. What Is Crabgrass?
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  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    April 1, 2018
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    March 15, 2018
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    March 1, 2018
    As you’re looking out your window, coffee cup in hand and all you see is snow I can understand that it must be hard to think about spring and your lawn. Yet, no matter how many feet of snow are still left, you should start giving some thought about getting your lawn into shape this spring.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    February 15, 2018
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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