Recent Blog Posts

  • The Importance of a Water Source for Birds

    June 28, 2017
    Bird baths are a common feature in many yards, but do birds really need them? There are many natural sources of water, but why is water so important to birds, and what role do bird baths play?
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    June 22, 2017
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Tips for Washing Your Pet

    June 15, 2017
    No matter what type of pets you have – cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, etc. – regular baths can be a healthy part of their care, but baths should be given gently to be sure they aren't hurting pets more than helping them.
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  • Natural Ways to Deter Deer

    June 7, 2017
    Deer may be elegant, attractive wildlife, but they can be some of the worst backyard and garden pests as they damage trees, eat gardens and flowerbeds, trample foliage and leave feces throughout the yard. While fences can be effective at keeping deer away, harsh barriers can also be eyesores.
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  • Backyard Threats to Wild Birds

    May 24, 2017
    All backyard birders want to believe that birds are perfectly safe in their yard, but there are many surprising threats that can be a problem even in the most bird-friendly spots. Fortunately, it is easy to spot these threats and take steps to minimize any risks to visiting birds.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    May 11, 2017
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 4, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    April 27, 2017
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Pet Obesity: Tips On Ways To Shape Up

    April 20, 2017
    Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    April 13, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • April Gardening Tips

    April 6, 2017
    It’s almost that time of the year again. April is upon us and you know what that means. It’s time to break out your tools and go to work on your garden.
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  • Safe Feeding Options for Wild Birds

    March 30, 2017
    For some feeding wild birds is more than just a hobby, it’s therapeutic. Birds are beautiful creatures with wonderful voices. They cannot only bring color to your life but peacefulness as well.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    March 22, 2017
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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  • Spring on the Farm

    March 16, 2017
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • Spring Garden Guide

    March 9, 2017
    Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening.
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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    March 1, 2017
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    February 23, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    February 9, 2017
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winter

    February 2, 2017
    Many pets love to be outdoors, but the cold, wet, windy conditions of winter can be dangerous, even fatal if pets are kept outside too long.
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  • January Garden Ideas

    January 26, 2017
    The start of a new year is a great time to start new gardening tasks, and savvy gardeners know there is plenty to keep busy with in January, even if the garden may be buried under ice and snow.
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  • Winter Pet Dangers

    January 19, 2017
    Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.
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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    January 6, 2017
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Indoor Gardening for the Colder Months

    December 28, 2016
    Your love of gardening should not be limited to that season alone. Rest assured that you can indulge your inner gardener even during the dreary, freezing winter months. Here are a few tips to help you grow your favorite plants indoors this upcoming winter.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 22, 2016
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 15, 2016
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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