Recent Blog Posts

  • Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

    May 1, 2019
    A raised garden bed is an easy gardening option ideal for small spaces or for gardeners who prefer a more organized, neat garden.
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  • Overcome Your Horse's Picky Eating

    May 1, 2019
    With dexterous lips and a defiant attitude, any horse can become a picky eater, but it is easy to keep your horse on a balanced, healthy diet no matter what its taste preferences may be.
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  • Keep Your Flock Happy and Healthy

    April 1, 2019
    Whether you have just a few chickens or a large, widely varied flock, a happy, healthy flock will be better socialized and will be more productive layers. Fortunately, happy and healthy go together and it is easy to keep chickens in superb condition with just a few easy steps.
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  • Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

    April 1, 2019
    Your horse's winter coat provides essential protection from frigid temperatures, biting winds and snow and ice. When the temperatures rise, breezes turn balmy and the rains warm up with spring, however, that same coat can be uncomfortable and unsightly as it begins to shed.
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  • Why Nutrition Is Important for Healthy Skin and Coat

    March 1, 2019
    Every pet owner understands the importance of a proper diet to provide their pet the best nutrition for strong bones and muscles, healthy joints, abundant energy, stable digestive health, and weight control.
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  • Winter Cow Care

    March 1, 2019
    Cows can easily adapt to different seasons, but they can still suffer during the harshest winter months, losing condition and becoming less productive. By practicing good winter cow care, however, you can protect your herd from the dangers of the season and ensure they reach spring in top form.
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    February 1, 2019
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    February 1, 2019
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 1, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention Is Just As Important During The Winter Months

    January 1, 2019
    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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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    December 1, 2018
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Signs to Never Ignore in Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Every pet owner tries to give their pet the best possible life by providing nutritious food, a safe environment, and proper veterinary care. Pets can’t tell us when they aren’t feeling well, don’t like something, or are scared, stressed, or in danger, however.
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  • Pet Dangers During the Holiday Season

    November 1, 2018
    The holiday season is a stressful, hectic time, but it can also be a downright dangerous season for pets.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2018
    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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  • Five Ideas for Fall Flowers

    October 1, 2018
    When picking fall flowers to use for your garden, there are many options to choose from. Most believe that spring and summer are the two seasons to highlight a colorful flower garden full of sunny blooms.
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  • When Should I Have My Horse’s Teeth Floated?

    October 1, 2018
    Dental care may not be the first thing on your mind when you are planning veterinary checkups for your horse, but a healthy mouth is essential for the animal’s comfort and well-being. A good schedule for proper teeth floating should be part of any equine wellness plan.
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  • How Often Should I Deworm My Horses?

    September 1, 2018
    Internal parasites are a natural part of horses’ digestive tracts. While different parasites can be beneficial to keep the gut healthy, an overload of worms can cause a wide variety of potentially dangerous problems for your horse.
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  • Heartworm Prevention in Pets

    September 1, 2018
    Heartworm is a very serious and potentially deadly disease that can affect all breeds of dogs at any age. This parasite has also been reported more rarely in cats and ferrets, and it is wise for any pet owner to take precautions to protect their pet.
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  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    August 15, 2018
    Some people think goats can practically feed and care for themselves. But goats need care and attention, especially in summer. Here are some tips: Water is essential for temperature control, waste excretion, electrolyte balance, digestion and more.
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  • Cooling Down Your Horse When It’s Hot Outside

    August 1, 2018
    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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  • Powdery Mildew and How to Control It

    July 1, 2018
    Powdery mildew can seem like an intimidating hazard to your garden and landscape, but it does not have to devastate all your plants. By understanding more about this widespread disease, you can easily take steps to control it and keep powdery mildew from overwhelming your yard.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 1, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Growing, Harvesting and Baling Your Own Hay

    June 15, 2018
    Hay is essential for any farm, whether it is a casual backyard farm or a tremendous commercial operation. Commercial farms have little difficulty raising hay or sourcing out their needs, but smaller farmers and urban hobbyists can also grow, harvest and bale hay even on a smaller scale.
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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    June 1, 2018
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • Raising Turkeys on Your Backyard Farm

    May 1, 2018
    Turkeys can be a great addition to many backyard farms, but they aren't right for everyone. Before selecting chicks and starting a flock, it is best to understand what turkeys need and how they are different from other poultry.
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