Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Develop a Garden Plan for the New Year

    January 15, 2017
    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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  • Everything You Need to Know About Horse Blankets

    January 1, 2017
    There are many different types and purposes for horse owners to use horse blankets for their horse. You can’t just use any old blanket as many traditional blankets won’t fit or suit the purpose. Horse blankets come in different sizes, colors, and are made out of variety of materials.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    December 15, 2016
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Natural Ways to Deter Deer

    December 1, 2016
    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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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    November 15, 2016
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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  • All About Pet Vaccinations

    October 15, 2016
    Vaccinations are essential to protect your pet, but it can be confusing, even overwhelming, to decide which vaccinations are best for your pet and when they should be administered.
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    September 15, 2016
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    August 15, 2016
    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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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 1, 2016
    When there’s hot weather outside, it’s essential that you keep your horses cool. Here are some tips on keeping their temperature regulated even when the weather is hot: Water The most obvious thing to keep an eye out for is also one of the most important.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Cool in the Summer

    July 15, 2016
    Although wild birds have many ways to keep themselves cool, as a wild bird enthusiast you can help them avoid becoming overheated. • Provide a Water Source: Provide a bird bath with clean fresh water, and no more than a couple of inches of water in the bath for bathing.
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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2016
    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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  • Crate Training your Dog

    May 15, 2016
    Training your dog to go into his crate can be effective for confining him when he can’t be supervised, as well as a place for him to call his own.
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  • Learning the Basics of Training Your Horse

    April 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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  • Healthy Snacking For Your Pets

    February 15, 2016
    The problem with keeping pets healthy is that often times they eat as much as we do. Our pets love snacking just as much any human out there.
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  • Squirrel Free Bird Feeding

    January 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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  • Winter Care Tips for Wild Birds

    December 15, 2015
    Winter time can present a battle for survival for wild birds. Their endless quest for food begins at dawn and continues until dusk. They spend their days searching for enough sustenance to store enough energy to endure cold winter nights.
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  • Tips for Adjusting your Pet to the Holidays and Changing Seasons

    December 1, 2015
    At this time of year, most dogs and cats shed their summer coats in preparation for putting on their winter fur. Tangled, matted hair cannot provide insulation as nature intended. Daily or weekly brushing can help keep fur tangle-free and healthy.
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  • How Your Rental Company Can Help With In Home Projects

    November 15, 2015
    Whether you are new to home improvement or an old pro, there’s one thing that they both have in common: you need to have the right tools for the job. Since the pros use them on a regular basis, it makes sense for them to own their tools.
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  • Don't Forget to Fertilize Your Lawn This Fall

    October 15, 2015
    Grass blades may be going dormant in late summer, but your lawn's roots are still developing and fall is the ideal time for fertilizing.
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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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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    August 15, 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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  • Make the Most of Your Garden with Home Canning

    August 1, 2015
    The process of canning and preserving foods takes place for many reasons. For the gardener in all of us, home canning is a way to take all of the hard work that was done outside, and bring it inside.
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  • Ridding Your Garden Of Japanese Beetles Without Chemicals

    July 1, 2015
    Japanese beetles can create chaos in your lawn and garden by destroying everything in sight. While there are chemicals that can take care of the problem, you may not want them all over your veggies.
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  • Gardening With Kids

    May 15, 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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  • Tips for Washing Your Pet

    May 1, 2015
    No matter what type of pets you have – cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, etc. – regular baths can be a healthy part of their care, but baths should be given gently to be sure they aren't hurting pets more than helping them.
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