Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    September 15, 2016
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Bucking

    September 1, 2016
    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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  • Tips To Prevent Barn Flies

    August 15, 2016
    With summertime in full swing, it means there are longer days and more time you can spend outside with your barn animals. However, summertime and warm weather also means that flies begin to reproduce and will start tormenting your livestock.
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  • Adopting a Horse: What it Takes

    August 1, 2016
    Most horses are rescued due to owners who can no longer afford to care for them or they are breeds that people just don’t want. Anyone who has ever adopted any animal can tell you it’s a journey that’s not for everyone.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 15, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • Gardening During a Drought

    July 1, 2016
    Droughts happen year after year and can be a gardener’s worse nightmare. They hurt your plants, dry up the soil, and create a negative environment in which plants have trouble growing. The most obvious affect that a drought has on your garden is the way it makes your plants look.
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  • How to Avoid 10 Common Lawn and Garden Problems

    June 15, 2016
    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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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    June 1, 2016
    They say raising poultry is all about feed, water, heat and light. But in the summer, beating the heat is a top priority. Severe heat stress can affect egg quality, size and hatchability. It can also increase the rate of mortality.
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  • Rules of Thumb for Pruning Flowering Shrubs

    May 15, 2016
    Pruning can be very beneficial – even essential – for flowering shrubs, but it can be intimidating to pick up a pair of shears and attack your favorite blooming bush. If you understand the general rules of thumb for pruning flowering shrubs, you can keep your shrubs even more beautiful.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    May 1, 2016
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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