Recent Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Why Cats Sleep So Much

    June 1, 2014
    There are times when I often wonder what it would be like to sleep as much as a cat.  Would I have more energy? Would I be less stressed out? Why is it that cats sleep so much? It seems to me that most cats sleep whenever they get a chance.
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  • Why Every Dog Should Be Tagged

    May 1, 2014
    Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. As owners we believe that our dog sees us the same way. Yes, they are our pets and yes, they are animals, but we treat them like they are family. To take a quote from a popular Disney Movie, ‘family means nobody gets left behind.
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  • Starting Tomatoes Inside

    May 1, 2014
    Early spring is the perfect time to give your tomatoes a head start by starting them indoors. Why so early? Why not just wait a little longer and put the seeds in the ground? There are several reasons why.
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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    April 1, 2014
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    April 1, 2014
    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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  • Caring For A Blind Dog

    March 1, 2014
    Caring for a blind dog can seem like a burdensome, time-consuming task at first. However, sharing a loving relationship with a blind dog can be a rewarding and fruitful experience for both parties.
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  • Are Older Horses Better with Age?

    March 1, 2014
    Is it true that old horses get better with age? You bet it is. All you would need to do is spend a little time on a young, inexperienced horse and you’ll agree. In fact, most new riders can benefit from learning the ropes on an older horse.
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  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    February 1, 2014
    When choosing a pet, it is very important to consider the compatibility between your home situation and the tendencies of the animal you would like to own.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    February 1, 2014
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Why To Consider Adopting An Older Dog

    January 1, 2014
    While there is definitely a draw to getting a cute little puppy, there are also many benefits of adopting an older dog from a shelter.
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  • Choosing The Right Dog Food

    January 1, 2014
    Whether you've acquired a new dog or whether you've decided you want to change your current dog’s food, you should do some research. Different dog foods have different ingredients that are essential for the health of different aged and sized dogs.
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  • Walking Your Dog: 4 Simple Ways to Keep it Interesting

    December 1, 2013
    Walking your dog is an essential activity but that doesn't mean you can't keep it interesting for both you and your dog. These tips below can help you achieve this while keeping safe, too: Go to new placesAs I’m sure you’ve witnessed, your dog loves to experience new sights and smells.
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  • Horse Breeding for Beginners

    December 1, 2013
    Equine breeding is undoubtedly an exciting venture for horse owners. Humans develop unbelievable bonds with their horses and deciding to pursue breeding only furthers this relationship.
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  • Choosing Bedding For Horse Stalls

    November 1, 2013
    While it may not seem like a big deal what your horse lays on, in actuality a very important decision. Here are just a few of the different things that your horse should or shouldn’t lay on in his stable according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • Teaching Your Dog To Sit

    November 1, 2013
    Just as important as teaching your dog to come back to you, teaching your dog to sit is an essential skill for your dog to know. Here is how to teach your dog to sit: Training treats Make sure that before you start you have some small treats that your pooch really enjoys.
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  • Getting Your Ducks in a Row Before Winter

    October 1, 2013
    Although poultry adapt pretty well to changes in temperature, there are things you can do to give them a better chance of surviving the summer heat. Here are a few tips: Shorter days and colder nights are just around the corner.
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