Recent Blog Posts

  • Removing Ticks From Your Pets

    June 15, 2019
    Ticks are disgusting little insects that survive by sucking blood from their hosts, often times from your four-legged friend. Here are some tips to get that pestering tick out: You should check your animal pretty regularly to see if it has ticks on it.
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  • June Garden Tips

    June 1, 2019
    June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most beautiful blooms.
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  • Build Your Own Raised Garden Bed

    May 15, 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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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 1, 2019
    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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  • Treating Seasonal Hot Spots on Pets

    April 15, 2019
    Hot spots can be uncomfortable for your pet, but how can you treat this itchy irritation? Understanding more about hot spots can help you give your pet relief whenever these sores flare up. What Are Hot Spots?
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  • Liming Your Lawn

    April 1, 2019
    As springtime approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about the health and longevity of your lawn.
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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    March 15, 2019
    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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  • Causes and Prevention of Coccidiosis in your Flock

    March 1, 2019
    One of the challenges you face as a bird owner is the threat of a common, and potentially devastating, disease called coccidiosis. But once you understand what causes it and how it spreads, you can feel more confident about your ability to limit its impact on your flock.
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  • Importance Of Pre Emergent Treatment and Fertilizer

    February 15, 2019
    Similar to many of life’s activities, the health and longevity of your lawn is highly dependent on planning ahead. The use of pre-emergent lawn treatments, including fertilizers and herbicides, is crucial in maintaining a gorgeous green lawn throughout spring and summer.
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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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  • Flea & Tick Prevention Is Just As Important During The Winter Months

    January 16, 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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  • 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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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    December 16, 2018
    Chickens need 14 to 16 hours of “daylight. ” One of the best ways to keep up egg production is to continue providing supplemental lighting to extend the “daylight” hours until the sun can take over full time. A single 60 to 100 watt bulb set on a timer will suffice.
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  • Winter Nutrition for Whitetails

    December 1, 2018
    Winter nutrition is very important for deer and the individuals that hunt them. Even though hunting season is typically during the colder months, during these months deer are in an energy deficit.
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  • How to Winterize Outdoor Water Fountains

    November 16, 2018
    The outdoor water fountain is always a great feature to any home. It adds beauty and functionality to your homes appearance making it more desirable to all who lay eyes upon it.
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  • Strategies and Tips for Hunting Whitetails

    November 1, 2018
    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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  • Planning Your Fall Annual Planting

    September 17, 2018
    The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of beautiful flowerbeds when you carefully plan fall annuals to make the most of every bit of the gardening season. There are great plants that can help extend your gardening season and create fabulous fall flowerbeds. Why Bother With Fall Annuals?
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  • How To Stop Or Minimize Excessive Shedding

    September 1, 2018
    One of the greatest hardships as a pet owner is dealing with unwanted hair in your home. Nearly every dog or cat no matter what their age sheds. Some breeds shed more than others, but all pets will do it.
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  • Tips for Controlling Flies in Feed Lots and Pastures

    August 16, 2018
    Warmer weather almost always guarantees an increase in the number of flies that can adversely affect cattle performance and health.
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  • Should Your Pet Be Insured?

    August 15, 2018
    Every pet owner comes across this scenario at least once. The scenario of what will happen if my pet gets sick or requires surgery. Pets are not cheap, but to most they are family and you can't put a price on that. However, you can consider pet insurance.
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  • Summer Tips for Raising Healthy Goats

    August 1, 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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  • What Are The Cleanest Dog Breeds?

    August 1, 2018
    All dog owners know that every four-legged family member comes with a certain amount of mess, but are some dogs naturally cleaner than others? By learning which dog breeds are the cleanest, you can choose the best furry addition to your family.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 16, 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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2018
    As temperatures begin to flare above 90 degrees with high humidity, don’t forget about caring for your flock. An important requirement for raising poultry is maintaining a cool environment for them to produce and thrive.
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  • Lyme Disease Information

    June 1, 2018
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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