Recent Blog Posts

  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    August 1, 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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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    August 1, 2015
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2015
    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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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    July 1, 2015
    Inside and out, parasites are bad news for horses. They can carry disease, cause skin irritation, sores and ulcers or lead to anemia, colic, diarrhea, weight loss, lethargy and a range of other problems.
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    June 1, 2015
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 1, 2015
    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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  • Gardening With Kids

    May 1, 2015
    Gardening is a great hobby for all ages, and the younger kids start gardening, the better the chance they will develop a lifelong love of outdoor activities and fresh, healthy food.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    April 1, 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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  • How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

    April 1, 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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  • 2015 Garden Trends

    March 1, 2015
    Gardening is in style every year, from hobby gardening and home-grown vegetables to decorative flowers and agriculture, but new trends develop each year to meet what interests gardeners most. So what is most interesting about gardening in 2015?
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  • Spring on the Farm

    March 1, 2015
    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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  • How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

    February 1, 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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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    February 1, 2015
    Shoes have many benefits for horses, but can also cause many problems if they are not fitted or maintained properly. Every horse is different, and as horses age, considerations for wearing shoes may change.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    January 1, 2015
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

    January 1, 2015
    A Christmas tree is more than a Christmas tree if you recycle it to help wild birds after the holidays. There are several ways you can turn this ultimate Christmas decoration into the ultimate assistance for birds once you are ready to take it down.
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  • Troubles Getting Your Dog Walking On a Leash? Here's What To Do!

    December 1, 2014
    Your pooch may be an adorable angel in every other way, but if proper behavior on-leash is not part of his repertoire, pleasant walks in the park and other outings may be out of the question. Walking on-leash is an integral part of your dog's training.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats

    November 1, 2014
    Goats are the golden animals of agriculture. Versatile and valuable, they are bred and raised both for fun and for profit. Their independent, spirited nature is often a challenge for beginners to contend with, but their affectionate tendencies make raising them a reward.
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  • Preparing Your Garden For The Colder Months Ahead

    October 1, 2014
    Autumn is right around the corner and for gardeners, this means winter is not too far behind. As winter begins to get closer and the temperature begins to slowly drop it’s important to take action now to prepare your garden for the colder months that lie ahead.
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  • Why A Rabbit Is The Perfect Pet For The Family!

    September 1, 2014
    I remember growing up as a child I always wanted a pet rabbit. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t. Rabbits were soft, easy to care for, and each one kind of reminded you of Bugs Bunny from the cartoon which of course, was a big plus.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    September 1, 2014
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • Should Your Pet Be Insured?

    August 1, 2014
    Every pet owner comes across this scenario at least once. The scenario of what will happen if my pet gets sick or requires surgery. Pets are not cheap, but to most they are family and you can't put a price on that. However, you can consider pet insurance.
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  • Watering Plants? Use Cooking Water for Extra Nutrition

    August 1, 2014
    We all have been at fault at some point in our lives for trying some crazy tactic for attempting to make our plants grow. Whether it is homemade fertilizer or sun lamps, everyone has their own tricks. Here’s another trick you can use to water your plants, plus its cheap and effective.
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  • Is Your Dog Socializing Enough?

    July 1, 2014
    Socializing your dog is the process of exposure and habituation to the environment around it. Socialization is important because in addition to genetics, it is the most important factor in determining the temperament of your dog.
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  • Tips On What To Do If Your Dog Is An Aggressive Chewer

    July 1, 2014
    Have you ever come home and realize you’re missing a shoe? Chances are it was your best friend that took it. I’m not talking about your roommate. I am talking about your dog. We love our pups, but sometimes they chew on the wrong things to the point of complete destruction.
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  • How to Keep Your Cattle and Pasture Healthy and Productive

    June 1, 2014
    Even though pastures look green and lush in spring and early summer, grass production alone might not be able to meet all your cattle’s nutritional needs.
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