Recent Blog Posts

  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    September 1, 2013
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 1, 2013
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • Stop Your Dog From Barking

    August 1, 2013
    Dogs bark for many reasons including tendency of the breed (terriers and hounds), trying to express dominance, creating their own territory, isolation and warning you of danger. For the most part those reasons are annoying to you and those around you (except the warning one).
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  • How to: Pick the Perfect Camp Site

    July 1, 2013
    When it comes to roughing it in the great outdoors over several nights in a row, choosing the right campsite can make or break the experience. Set up shop on the wrong side of an embankment and you may suffer a night of wet sleeping bags and grumpy friends.
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  • Formulating Horse Feeds

    July 1, 2013
    When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutrition content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse. You would think that two products both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.
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  • Rabbit Care Tips for the Summer

    June 1, 2013
    Gene Gillispie of Vienna, Missouri has been raising and showing rabbits since his 4-H days back in 1966, and he and his wife Sue have been ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) judges for 32 years and 25 years, respectively.
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  • Siding: Clean, Paint or Replace?

    June 1, 2013
    Due to age, environmental conditions or bad weather, the siding we put on our homes will eventually need attention.
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  • Natural ways to get the insects to go away from your farm

    May 1, 2013
    Keeping flies away from your farm and animals can sometimes be a daunting task. A big obstacle could be that you don’t want to use chemicals around your animals or family.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    May 1, 2013
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Layer Gardening – No Need To Dig!

    May 1, 2013
    One of the most arduous tasks of gardening is getting down on your knees and digging through soil that may be littered with obstructions such as rocks. Sometimes that kind of work is just too hard. Well, there is a solution for you. Instead of digging, just make your own soil on top of something.
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