Recent Blog Posts

  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    May 15, 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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  • How to Grow and Harvest Grains in Your Backyard

    May 1, 2016
    There is no need for hundreds of cultivated acres if you want to grow grains – many urban farmers are growing and harvesting backyard grains with great success. But how do you get started with grains?
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  • April Gardening Tips

    April 15, 2016
    It’s almost that time of the year again. April is upon us and you know what that means. It’s time to break out your tools and go to work on your garden.
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  • Grafting Fruit Trees

    April 1, 2016
    Grafting is a useful technique to increase the hardiness of your fruit trees, but what is it and can you learn to do it even if you aren't a professional arborist?
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  • Rabbit Tips: The 4-Square Philosophy for Success

    March 15, 2016
    With research and suggestions from rabbit owners and breeders across the nation, Purina has identified the 4-Square Philosophy for Success to help you care for your animals the best you can.
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  • Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    March 1, 2016
    As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating.
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  • Pet Care on a Budget

    February 15, 2016
    Pets can be expensive, with thousands of dollars in vet care, supplies, food and more. But savvy pet owners can take very easy steps to lessen the cost of pet care without giving up their furred, feathered or scaled companions.
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  • Sleep Deprivation in Horses

    February 1, 2016
    We all know the importance of a good night's rest, but is your horse getting enough shut eye? Learning the symptoms of sleep deprivation in horses and how to help can let every horse owner ensure their horse is well-rested.
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  • Caring for Your Horse's Hooves in Wet Conditions

    January 30, 2016
    Wet conditions can be challenging to proper hoof care, but it is easy to keep your horse on sound footing even during extensive periods of wet weather. How Wet Conditions Affect Hooves Soft, wet ground can dramatically affect horses' hooves.
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  • How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

    January 15, 2016
    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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