Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    March 1, 2019
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

    March 1, 2019
    Starting seedlings indoors has many benefits for gardeners and can increase the productivity and variety of your garden. It's not difficult, but does take some special considerations to be sure the seedlings can thrive both indoors and when they are transplanted. Why Start Seeds Indoors?
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  • Winter Livestock Management

    February 1, 2019
    The dead of winter is rapidly approaching, and this could mean doom and gloom for your livestock. If proper steps are taken to manage their health, shelter and nutrition, however, your animals can survive the winter with minimal strife.
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  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    February 1, 2019
    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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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    January 1, 2019
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winter

    January 1, 2019
    Many pets love to be outdoors, but the cold, wet, windy conditions of winter can be dangerous, even fatal if pets are kept outside too long.
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  • Winterize Your Bird Baths

    December 1, 2018
    Birds need liquid water to drink year-round. While they can melt snow and ice in the winter to drink, doing so takes a lot of calories and body heat, and if backyard birders provide liquid water, birds will be healthy and their winter survival rates will be higher.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2018
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 1, 2018
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2018
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Winter Perennial Preparation

    October 1, 2018
    It is that time of the year again. The time has come for summer to end and for fall to begin. The days are no longer radiating with heat from the sun, but cooling down to that lovable fall temperature.
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  • Using Leaves for Mulch

    October 1, 2018
    Do you look at piles of leaves in your yard with dread because of all the raking you must do? Instead, why not consider the bounty Mother Nature has provided just when you need it most, and use those leaves as free, natural, organic mulch!
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  • Caring For Your Yard in the Fall

    September 1, 2018
    The picturesque verdant lawn with accompanying garden, rife with eclectic herbs, flowers and vegetables…this is the image most elicited upon hearing the word “lawn,” but oftentimes, depending on your climate, that phase of a lawn's life cycle may only last a few months.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 1, 2018
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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  • Giving Your Chickens a Dust Bath

    August 1, 2018
    A dust bath is more than a fun game or occasional entertainment for your chickens – it is an essential part of grooming to keep the birds' skin and feathers in peak condition and free of mites, fleas, lice and other parasites.
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  • Fairy Gardening 101

    August 1, 2018
    A fairy garden can be a fun and whimsical addition to your gardening, whether you plan one to be tucked into your landscape, showcased on a deck or patio or even nestled alongside your houseplants. But what is a fairy garden, and how can you create your very own piece of this magical world?
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  • Tips for Traveling with Dogs in Cars

    July 1, 2018
    A trip anywhere really isn’t complete without the four-legged members of our family tagging along for the ride. However, travelling with your pet requires a little more consideration than loading your dog in the car and driving off into the sunset.
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  • Hot Weather Tips for Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2018
    As temperatures begin to flare above 90 degrees with high humidity, don’t forget about caring for your flock. An important requirement for raising poultry is maintaining a cool environment for them to produce and thrive.
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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    June 1, 2018
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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  • Entertaining Goats

    June 1, 2018
    Goats are curious, intelligent and more than a little mischievous, qualities that can quickly get them into trouble if they feel bored. Fortunately, there are many creative and easy ways of entertaining goats to help them exercise their natural inventiveness and ingenuity without pesky problems.
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  • Tips to Keep Chicks Entertained

    May 1, 2018
    Chicks and chickens need stimulation and entertainment to stay healthy, and a healthy, happy chicken is one that will behave better, lay more eggs, and be a more pleasant barnyard or backyard companion.
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  • May Garden Tips

    May 1, 2018
    Late spring is ideal for gardening, and while May can be warmer or cooler depending on where you live and what your general climate is like, these May garden tips can help you keep your flowerbeds, lawn, vegetable garden, and containers in peak condition for fabulous foliage, perfect plants, and beautiful blooms.
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  • Difference Between Store Bought Eggs and Fresh Farm Eggs

    April 1, 2018
    If you had pulled me aside when I was younger and asked if I knew the difference between store bought and fresh farm eggs, my response would most likely be, ‘eggs are eggs. ’ Basically, I didn’t think there was a difference and all eggs were just delicious.
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  • Spring Lawn Care Tips for the Northeast

    April 1, 2018
    Spring can be dramatically unpredictable in the northeast, with late season blizzards that may bring fresh snow followed immediately by record-breaking warm days. Accumulated snow may freeze and thaw several times during spring, and rains can be sporadic.
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  • Spring Pet Care Tips

    March 1, 2018
    The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months.
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