Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring For Your Lawn in the Spring

    March 1, 2014
    Neglecting your lawn at this time of year will result in damage that lasts through all four seasons. Therefore, it is important to know what you must do to take care of your lawn in the spring so that you can enjoy a lush, green lawn all year, every year.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    February 1, 2014
    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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  • Tips for Keeping your Goats Healthy during Winter

    February 1, 2014
    Winter is just around the corner. Taking a few simple steps this month to prepare can save you from having to improvise when the thermometer dips in coming weeks. • Shelter.
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  • Winter Care for Horses

    January 1, 2014
    Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate your horses housing and feeding programs to insure that they get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    December 1, 2013
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Preparing Your Cows For Winter

    December 1, 2013
    Obviously winter is a vulnerable time for your cows when you really need to pay attention to make sure they are staying healthy.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    November 1, 2013
    Taking shortcuts on your cattle nutrition during the winter months could be risk next year’s calf crop, this year’s weaning weights and the long-term viability of your herd.
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  • Tips for Making it a Better Winter for Wildlife

    November 1, 2013
    Winter is just around the corner, and that means deer, elk, game birds, squirrels, chipmunks and wild birds are shifting into survival mode. Because it’s a time of particular stress for wildlife, it also happens to be a time when your actions can have a tremendous impact.
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  • Winterizing Your Flock

    October 1, 2013
    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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  • Understanding Your Bird's Behavior

    September 1, 2013
    Though almost all birds or species react differently to different things, it has been proven that there is a general similarity in the actions and meanings of basic bird behaviors. Try your best to distinguish what your bird is telling you, and respond accordingly.
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