Recent Blog Posts

  • Is Your Tack Safe? Here's How to Check

    August 1, 2015
    The proper tack is essential for safe, comfortable riding for both you and your horse, but how can you check your tack for safety? No matter whether you use English or western gear, these simple steps can keep you, your horse and your tack safe.
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  • Protect Your Horse From Worms and Germs

    August 1, 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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  • July Garden Tips

    July 1, 2015
    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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  • Keep Your Horses Free of Parasites

    July 1, 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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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 1, 2015
    No matter how well you care for your lawn, some pests and problems are bound to appear, but you can be prepared for these top 10 common lawn and garden problems and take steps right away to minimize any unwanted difficulties.
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  • How Climate Change Effects Horses – And How to Tame It

    May 1, 2015
    The causes of climate change may be hotly debated, but there's no debate that climate change effects animals, sometimes drastically. Understanding how your horses may be effected by climate shifts can help you be better prepared to keep your horses safe and comfortable in new weather conditions.
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  • Gardening With Kids

    May 1, 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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  • Spring Garden Guide

    April 1, 2015
    Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    April 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • 2015 Garden Trends

    March 1, 2015
    Gardening is in style every year, from hobby gardening and home-grown vegetables to decorative flowers and agriculture, but new trends develop each year to meet what interests gardeners most. So what is most interesting about gardening in 2015?
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  • Spring on the Farm

    March 1, 2015
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • To Shoe or Not to Shoe Senior Horses

    February 1, 2015
    Shoes have many benefits for horses, but can also cause many problems if they are not fitted or maintained properly. Every horse is different, and as horses age, considerations for wearing shoes may change.
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  • Installing Rubber Stall Mats

    January 1, 2015
    Having rubber stall mats offers your barn and stables a more efficient way of managing your horse. The firm surface of any rubber stall mat makes it easier to clean up manure, soiled bedding, and can reduce the amount of bedding you currently use saving you time and money.
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  • Winter Cattle Care

    January 1, 2015
    Anytime you need to prepare something for winter, you always begin in the fall before the weather gets worse. With cattle it is no different.
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  • Troubles Getting Your Dog Walking On a Leash? Here's What To Do!

    December 1, 2014
    Your pooch may be an adorable angel in every other way, but if proper behavior on-leash is not part of his repertoire, pleasant walks in the park and other outings may be out of the question. Walking on-leash is an integral part of your dog's training.
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  • Follow These Steps If Your Pet Has an Anxiety Problem

    November 1, 2014
    Most pet owners are convinced that their furry family members have feelings, too. Fans of the animal-free lifestyle often express their skepticism, but proof of animals' emotions is well-documented.
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  • Preparing Your Garden For The Colder Months Ahead

    October 1, 2014
    Autumn is right around the corner and for gardeners, this means winter is not too far behind. As winter begins to get closer and the temperature begins to slowly drop it’s important to take action now to prepare your garden for the colder months that lie ahead.
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  • Why A Rabbit Is The Perfect Pet For The Family!

    September 1, 2014
    I remember growing up as a child I always wanted a pet rabbit. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t. Rabbits were soft, easy to care for, and each one kind of reminded you of Bugs Bunny from the cartoon which of course, was a big plus.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    September 1, 2014
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    August 1, 2014
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • Should Your Pet Be Insured?

    August 1, 2014
    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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  • Tips On What To Do If Your Dog Is An Aggressive Chewer

    July 1, 2014
    Have you ever come home and realize you’re missing a shoe? Chances are it was your best friend that took it. I’m not talking about your roommate. I am talking about your dog. We love our pups, but sometimes they chew on the wrong things to the point of complete destruction.
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  • Watering Plants? Use Cooking Water for Extra Nutrition

    July 1, 2014
    We all have been at fault at some point in our lives for trying some crazy tactic for attempting to make our plants grow. Whether it is homemade fertilizer or sun lamps, everyone has their own tricks. Here’s another trick you can use to water your plants, plus its cheap and effective.
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  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    June 1, 2014
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Is It Time To Shoe Your Horse?

    June 1, 2014
    It might sound crazy to some, but like humans, horses need shoes too. To understand why a horse needs shoes I will answer two important questions. First, why does a horse wear shoes and second, how do you know when your horse needs shoes?
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