Recent Blog Posts

  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    July 6, 2015
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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  • Benefits of Having a Rooster In Your Flock

    June 25, 2015
    Roosters can add many advantages to your home and to your flock. Some may see it as a bad idea, but there are many key benefits to having a rooster in your flock. Among these benefits include fertilization, behavior, defense and beauty.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 15, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • How To Stop Or Minimize Excessive Shedding

    June 8, 2015
    One of the greatest hardships as a pet owner is dealing with unwanted hair in your home. Nearly every dog or cat no matter what their age sheds. Some breeds shed more than others, but all pets will do it.
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  • Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog's Paws

    May 29, 2015
    It's no surprise that your dog's paws take a beating every day – not only are they subject to different types of turf when the dog walks, runs or plays, but a dog also uses its paws for digging and itching.
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  • Tips on Identifying Wild Birds

    May 22, 2015
    There are approximately 10,000 bird species in the world – so how can you know which birds you see?
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  • Nutrition Your Cattle Needs

    May 14, 2015
    Good nutrition is essential for the health of your herd, but there are many different factors that affect what nutrition your cattle need. By understanding your cattle's needs, you can adjust their diet to offer them the best possible feed in different situations.
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  • How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

    April 23, 2015
    Good food is the key to good health and a long life for your dog, but there are dozens of dog foods to choose from.
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  • Essentials for Backyard Birding

    April 16, 2015
    Getting started as a backyard birder is easy, inexpensive and enjoyable. Birders need to meet birds' needs in their backyard as well as their own birding needs to enjoy every feathered friend that flits through their yard.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    April 9, 2015
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 17, 2015
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • How to Help With Your Pet's Shedding

    March 12, 2015
    Shedding is a natural, healthy way cats and dogs renew their fur, but loose fur is not always welcome to pet owners – particularly when it seems to get everywhere and into everything.
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  • Giving Your Pet the Best Possible Care

    February 26, 2015
    A pet can quickly become a valued member of the family, and they deserve the best care their owners can provide.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    February 19, 2015
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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  • February Gardening Tips

    February 15, 2015
    Even in the middle of winter, gardeners can plan for a bountiful harvest, and because February is the shortest winter month, spring is that much closer!
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  • 10 Best Bird Feeding Tips

    February 1, 2015
    Feeding birds can be a fun and rewarding backyard hobby. Whether you're just getting started feeding birds or have been offering birdseed for years, these ten tips can help you attract more birds and keep every bird that visits happy, healthy and well-fed.
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  • How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

    January 29, 2015
    When the ground is frozen and covered with snow it may be impossible to work in your garden, but you can still enjoy gardening by working out a plan for what your garden will look like in the new year.
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  • Winter Outdoor Games with Your Canine Friend

    January 23, 2015
    Outdoor activities are essential for dogs, even during the coldest winter months, and games provide not only exercise and fresh air, but also mental stimulation and bonding with owners that can keep a dog happy and healthy all winter long.
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  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 16, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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  • Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

    January 2, 2015
    A pine cone bird feeder is an easy, fun and affordable project ideal for all ages. With just a few basic supplies and simple steps, anyone can turn a pine cone into a feeder that will attract woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, finches and a wide range of other backyard birds.
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  • Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors

    December 23, 2014
    Herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil make wonderful indoor plants all year round. To properly grow herbs takes a bit of extra care, however, but the effort is well worthwhile to enjoy these fragrant, beautiful, and delicious plants.
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  • Holiday Gifts for Pets

    December 1, 2014
    Pets of all shapes, sizes, and species often become treasured members of the family, and what better way to include them in holiday celebrations than with gifts of their own?
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  • Winterizing Your Barn

    November 25, 2014
    It is essential to protect your barn from winter storms, and doing so will help keep your equipment safe and your livestock healthy through the long winter months.
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  • Keeping Your Pet Entertained Indoors

    November 20, 2014
    As days grow shorter and colder, it may be necessary to keep pets indoors for their safety and comfort. A pet that is used to being outdoors, however, may become stressed and bored inside, which can lead to mood changes, destructive behavior, and poor health.
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  • Winterizing Your Lawn

    November 13, 2014
    Many homeowners look forward to the end of summer lawn mowing as autumn approaches, but every lawn needs proper winterizing to withstand the rigors of winter so it can return to its vibrant state in spring.
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