Recent Blog Posts

  • Closing Time: Shut Down Your Pond Easily and Safely

    October 1, 2015
    Ponds can be amazing backyard features, but if they are not closed properly before freezing, expensive equipment can be damaged and delicate plants and animals may be lost.
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  • September Garden Tips

    September 15, 2015
    The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are growing cooler, but even in September, gardening season isn't over. Well-prepared gardeners have a variety of tasks to do in late summer and early fall, and each chore will help keep the garden thriving.
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  • Tack Care Tips

    September 1, 2015
    Good quality tack is an expensive investment, but without proper care that investment can quickly wither away to damage, mold, stains and other problems that are not only unsightly, but can be unsafe for both the horse and rider.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    August 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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  • August Garden Tips

    August 1, 2015
    August is a tough time for gardeners. However, as many know when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This is the time of the year after a hot summer where many anticipate production and harvesting to come to an end.
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  • Benefits of Having a Rooster In Your Flock

    July 15, 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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  • Protecting Your Property From Pests

    July 1, 2015
    For some people bugs are among the most fascinating creatures. For others, they tend to fall in line with all sorts of phobias. Regardless of your preference, if there’s one thing everyone can agree on its no one likes having a bug or insect in their home.
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  • Create Dramatic Containers With Spillers, Thrillers and Fillers

    June 15, 2015
    Container gardening is a great way to enjoy all the pleasures of a garden without as much space, labor or time, but you don't have to sacrifice beauty. Plan your containers to use spillers, thrillers and fillers in dramatic combinations, and you'll have showstopping containers in no time.
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  • Guide to Planting Seed Potatoes

    June 1, 2015
    This hardy vegetable has been a culinary staple in our diet for a very long time. Potatoes are one of the best sides an individual can ask for with any meal. However, this same staple is overlooked by many backyard gardeners.
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  • Tips on Identifying Wild Birds

    May 15, 2015
    There are approximately 10,000 bird species in the world – so how can you know which birds you see?
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  • Hay is for Horses

    May 1, 2015
    One major impact weather extremes may have on horse owners is availability and/or quality of hay and pasture. Since the bulk of a horse’s diet is hay or pasture, any change in the nutritional content of the forage affects the nutritional status of the horse.
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  • Should You Be Changing Your Pet’s Food Regularly?

    April 1, 2015
    Once your pet becomes all grown up and it starts to enjoy the same kind of good quality food, there’s nothing else that needs to be done, right? Depending on the weight and type of pet you have, you should consider altering your pet’s diet periodically.
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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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  • Rainwater Harvesting

    March 1, 2015
    I first discovered rainwater harvesting one summer a long time ago when I was still a teenager. I came home from summer football practice to find my father fiddling with a plastic barrel. I asked what it was for and he told me your mother wants to use rainwater for the gardens.
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  • Pets In The Workplace

    March 1, 2015
    If you haven’t noticed lately the work place is starting to change. No more are businesses and companies following an old school model of a bunch of people sitting in cubicles grinding until the dial hits 5:00 PM only to wake up and do it all over again the next day.
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  • Why You Should Adopt From Your Local Animal Shelter

    February 1, 2015
    Plenty of prospective pets are rescued and taken in by animal shelters every day, shielded from abusive and dangerous situations, and just waiting for families to give them Forever Homes.
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  • Things You Should Know About Sleeping With Your Pet

    February 1, 2015
    There are many things people should know about sleeping with their pet. Many want to know is it safe, does it affect my sleep, and will I get fleas?
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  • Winterize Your In-Ground Sprinkler System

    January 1, 2015
    Every year, before the first official freeze of the season, there is an annual ritual for all homeowners with irrigation systems called the ‘blow out.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention Is Just As Important During The Winter Months

    January 1, 2015
    Many pet owners make the mistake of thinking that when winter begins, it is time for flea and tick prevention to end. This could not be further from the truth. Just because your pet will be spending more time indoors during the colder months doesn’t mean you stop.
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  • Maintaining Horse Hydration: The Roles of Water and Salt

    December 1, 2014
    Keeping your horse hydrated is a key component in keeping him healthy. There are several ways to ensure that your horse drinks enough and maintains hydration. Read more
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    November 1, 2014
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • Canning 101

    November 1, 2014
    Canning is a very simple task and a great DIY project. The purpose of canning is to kill any microorganism that can spoil food, and to seal the jar tight enough to keep microorganism out. This is why canning requires a lot of cleanliness, sterilization, and hygiene.
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  • How To Pick The Right Puppy For your Next Hunting Dog

    October 1, 2014
    Picking the right puppy to be your next hunting dog can be an exciting time. It’s a time to bring in a new member of the family that will in many ways help bring you joy. However, bringing a new puppy into your home to be your next hunting dog is also a huge and long-term commitment.
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  • Strategies and Tips for Hunting Whitetails

    October 1, 2014
    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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  • Getting Your New Horse To Fit Into The Herd

    September 1, 2014
    When you get a new horse, you will inevitably put it in with the rest of the horses that you own. Much like with other species the pecking order will be altered with a new arrival. Here are some ideas from Joanne Meszoly of Equisearch.
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