Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Get Your Pet to Use the Bathroom in Cold, Snowy Weather

    January 16, 2019
    It can be a challenge to get even the best housetrained pet to do their business outdoors on a bitterly cold, snowy day. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to encourage your pet to use outdoor bathroom areas and avoid indoor accidents all winter long.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    January 1, 2019
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    December 16, 2018
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 1, 2018
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    November 16, 2018
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    November 1, 2018
    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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  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    October 15, 2018
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

    October 1, 2018
    When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr.
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  • Five Factors of Hay Quality

    September 15, 2018
    To most individuals passing through rural areas, hay seems simple. Its dry, tough, and it feeds livestock. However there’s more to hay than meets the eye. Hay is one of those grasses where it is particularly hard to see the quality and composition.
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  • Make the Most of Your Garden with Home Canning

    September 1, 2018
    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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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    July 15, 2018
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • Summer Exercise Ideas to Enjoy With Your Pet

    July 1, 2018
    Some form of exercise should be a part of every person’s daily routine. With the warm weather still holding strong, there’s no better time to be outside, breaking a sweat, and soaking up some sun.
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  • How Do I Help My Older Horse From Losing Weight?

    June 1, 2018
    Horses are beautiful creatures that require different levels of maintenance and care over time.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    June 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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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    May 1, 2018
    A healthy chick will grow strong and be a productive member of your flock, but a sick chick can quickly infect other chicks or introduce diseases to the rest of your poultry.
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  • Spring Lawn Care Tips

    May 1, 2018
    Warmer days means more time outdoors. It also means everything outdoors begins to grow and thrive after being dormant all winter. As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home is the lawn that surrounds it.
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  • Five Basic Steps For Saddling Your Horse

    April 1, 2018
    Whether you’re applying an english or western saddle, knowing how to saddle your horse is one of the most essential things to know. Here are the steps to take according to Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • How to Create a Spring Porch Pot

    April 1, 2018
    Porch pots are a great way to brighten any entryway and welcome guests to your home, and they're even more fun when you jazz up your porch pot with seasonal flair. A spring porch pot will add instant color to your entry and evoke all the freshness and renewal of the season.
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  • Cleaning Your Chicks

    March 1, 2018
    Keeping chickens can be a dirty business, and chicks are especially dirty as they are clumsy and uncoordinated.
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  • Entertaining Goats

    March 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • Chicken Coop Makeover

    February 1, 2018
    Chicken coops used to be a simple homemade structures built out of chicken wire and some wood with a sturdy roof. Today, chicken coops have become so elaborate that the size and complexity of them can rival that of a modern human home.
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  • 2018 Garden Trends

    February 1, 2018
    Gardening may be a time-tested, classic hobby that has been popular for generations, but that doesn't mean it stays the same from year to year.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Bucking

    January 1, 2018
    So you just brought your new horse home. The person you bought the horse from didn’t seem to have any issues when riding him, but when you brought him home, he started to buck. What changed since you brought him home to your stables? Katherine Blocksdorf of About.
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  • I Adopted a Pet, Now What?

    January 1, 2018
    Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience and there's nothing quite like bringing your new pet home, knowing you are making a happy difference in an animal's life. But after the adoption papers are signed and you walk away with your new pet, what's next?
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  • Shop Local This Holiday Season

    December 1, 2017
    Whether you need to purchase gifts, greeting cards, dinner fixin's, baked goods, twinkle lights, decorations or even just some extra chairs, a new welcome mat, spare bedding or one more air mattress, the holiday season can seem like it's all about shopping.
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