Recent Blog Posts

  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    March 1, 2018
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    February 15, 2018
    You may not be able to go out birding as often as you'd like in freezing temperatures and stormy days, but when these winter birds regularly visit your backyard, you may find that winter is your best birding season.
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  • What You Should Know About Pellet Stoves

    February 1, 2018
    Like a fireplace, a pellet stove is an alternative way of heating your house without the crazy costs of energy bills. What most people do not know is that pellet stoves can heat a home in one of the most efficient and eco friendly manners possible.
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  • Portable Propane Heater Safety

    January 15, 2018
    Nothing beats the feeling of heat after being outside in the cold all day. To go one step further, nothing beats the feeling of being able to take that heat with you with a portable propane heater. With freezing temperatures on the horizon and winter storms beginning to plague the U.
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  • Winter Compost Options

    January 1, 2018
    Composting may slow as temperatures drop, but it doesn't need to stop even in freezing weather.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 15, 2017
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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  • Late Fall Lawn Care

    November 1, 2017
    The fall is a busy time for gardeners. Not only are you trying to clean up your gardens and flower beds to prepare them for the winter, you are also winterizing your garden so that you can hit the ground running in the spring.
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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    October 15, 2017
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    September 15, 2017
    Garden mums burst forth in brilliant falls hues when other perennials are fading fast. Combine them with pansies and ornamental cabbages and kale for a gorgeous fall display that will last well into early winter.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    September 1, 2017
    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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  • The Products that Make Your Blue Ribbon Possible

    August 15, 2017
    With the number of tools there are for grooming, clipping, feeding, trimming, cooling, and conditioning show animals, it is very easy to get confused about what you really need around to do your best during show season.
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    August 1, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    July 15, 2017
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 15, 2017
    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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  • Natural Ways to Deter Deer

    June 1, 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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  • How to Help With Your Pet's Shedding

    May 15, 2017
    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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  • May Garden Tips

    May 1, 2017
    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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  • Think Spring! Getting Your Lawn In Shape

    April 15, 2017
    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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  • Pet Obesity: Tips On Ways To Shape Up

    April 1, 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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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    March 15, 2017
    When the days lengthen, temperatures rise and the air has that unmistakable balmy feel of spring, you may be eager to open your pond.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    March 1, 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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  • 2017 Garden Trends

    February 15, 2017
    Gardening is an ancient art, hobby and passion, but there is always something new to try.
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    February 1, 2017
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    January 15, 2017
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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  • Try a Windowsill Herb Garden

    January 1, 2017
    A windowsill herb garden can add tasty greenery to any kitchen all year long, and is a convenient way to enjoy fresh herbs for pennies. With just a few simple steps, anyone can set up an indoor herb garden.
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