Recent Blog Posts

  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    October 15, 2016
    Training a horse is a challenging and awarding experience. Most professional trainers have years of experience and education through schools and workshops. If you are new owner and do not have a professional horse trainer readily available, then this article is for you.
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  • Strategies and Tips for Hunting Whitetails

    October 1, 2016
    Deer hunting season is almost upon us. Many hunters are already visiting their local outdoor shop to pick up the essentials they will need to catch that prized buck near the end of the season.
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  • Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

    September 15, 2016
    Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    September 1, 2016
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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  • Your Guide to Soil Maintenance

    August 15, 2016
    Is your turf thin and scraggly? Do your landscaping plants show very little growth? Are your flowerbeds dull? Is your garden producing poorly? Your soil may be the culprit, and proper maintenance is the key to improving growth, plant health and productivity all over your yard.
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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    August 1, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • Vegetables to Plant in Midsummer

    July 1, 2016
    Planting in midsummer is all about thinking ahead for a great fall harvest. Season gardeners understand the importance of starting early and always planning ahead. Planting takes time and patience in all aspects of gardening.
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  • Tips for Placing Your Hummingbird Feeder

    June 15, 2016
    A hummingbird feeder can bring great joy and amazing hummingbird activity to your backyard, but you need to position the feeder properly so you don't miss an instant of the action. Where should you put your hummingbird feeder?
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  • Bluebird Feeding

    June 1, 2016
    Bluebirds are an all around favorite for bird watching enthusiasts everywhere. They can be found in both the East and the West with their deep blue thrushes nesting and feeding their young. Bluebirds are distinct from other species in not just appearance, but also eating habits.
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  • Learning About Different Bird Seeds

    May 15, 2016
    There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.
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  • Gardening Trends for 2016

    May 1, 2016
    Just like flowers bloom and fade or harvests thrive and shrink, gardening trends also come and go. While tried-and-true favorites will always be in season, it can be fun to try different trends and experiment with hot new techniques – which trends will you give a green thumbs up in 2016?
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  • Dividing Perennials in the Spring

    April 15, 2016
    When dividing your perennials this spring, time and technique are going to be your best friends when trying to achieve the best outcome. Why divide them in the first place? To save money of course! In all seriousness, perennials grow very quickly and can form large clumps in your gardens.
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  • Squirrel Free Bird Feeding

    February 15, 2016
    Squirrels may seem cute and fuzzy, but they can be treacherous pests when bird feeders are involved. Not only will squirrels eat all the food, but they may cause severe damage to the feeder in their quest for a meal.
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  • Indoor Vegetable Garden

    February 1, 2016
    You don't need a huge plot of land or the perfect climate to grow vegetables. It can be fun and productive to have an indoor vegetable garden, but indoor gardening is different from outdoor gardening and does take some special care.
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  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    January 15, 2016
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 15, 2015
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Protect Your Plants From Winter Moths

    December 1, 2015
    Winter moths can be destructive to a wide variety of trees and shrubs, and while they can be difficult to control, there are steps you can take to protect your crops, landscaping and plants from these nefarious insects.
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  • The Importance of Fats in Horse Nutrition

    October 15, 2015
    It is well known even to non-horse people that horses are herbivores, but just grazing or feeding a horse a diet of hay alone will not provide them the proper nutrition.
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  • How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Biting Everything

    October 1, 2015
    It is normal for puppies to mouth, chew, gnaw and bite everything they come across – a dog's mouth is sensitive and young puppies are simply investigating their world.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    September 15, 2015
    While some worms and germs are beneficial to horses for proper digestive health and an overall healthy immune system, and many others are harmless, there are some pests and parasites that can cause serious health problems even leading to disabilities and death.
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  • Pond Algae and Water Clarity Issues

    September 1, 2015
    Algae is a natural part of any backyard pond and helps balance the pond's chemical composition and feed the fish, ducks and insects that rely on the pond's ecosystem.
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  • Dropping Boards – De-Poop Your Coop!

    August 15, 2015
    Even the healthiest chickens can make a massive mess inside their coop as feces, dirt and feathers accumulate in such a small space.
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  • Tips for Traveling with Dogs in Cars

    August 1, 2015
    A trip anywhere really isn’t complete without the four-legged members of our family tagging along for the ride. However, travelling with your pet requires a little more consideration than loading your dog in the car and driving off into the sunset.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    July 15, 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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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    July 1, 2015
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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