Recent Blog Posts

  • Fanciful Finches

    April 1, 2013
    Did You Know? Finches are one of the smallest birds on the Earth and belong to the largest bird family. Finches range in length from about 4 to 11 inches.
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  • Knowing When You Can Plant in the Spring

    March 1, 2013
    Quite often, your soil can be either too hard or wet in the spring to even consider trying to plant. Eventually you’ll be able to plant something, but when?
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  • Spring Cleaning Barn Maintenance Tips

    March 1, 2013
    Clean stalls right down to the floor and allow them to dry thoroughly on a bright breezy day. Let as much sunlight in as possible - it's a great disinfectant. Stalls with dirt floors may need to have the top layer removed and new soil brought in.
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  • The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

    February 1, 2013
    It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion. This means that your horse’s diet must also change. Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.
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  • How Different Bird Feeders Attract Different Birds

    February 1, 2013
    Different birds have different feeding styles and preferences. Knowing the specific types of birds you wish to attract will assist in getting the right kinds of feeders to attract the desired types. To attract the greatest variety, it’s best to provide several different feeder types.
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  • Seed Starting & Hydroponics

    January 5, 2013
    What is hydroponics? Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without soil. Instead of nutrients in the soil, plants thrive on a nutrient solution which contains the minerals that the plants need.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    January 1, 2013
    Late fall and winter provide a new set of challenges for our feathered friends. Most of the lush vegetation, full of berries and seeds, has withered away. In addition, most insects are either dead or dormant and the heavy snows will soon bury most natural sources of wild bird food.
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  • Indoor Activities to Keep Your Pet Busy in Winter

    January 1, 2013
    While the coming of winter does mean cozy nights by the fire and hot cocoa, there is no doubt that the switch to life indoors can, at times, be a bit stifling. If you are feeling bouts of excess energy during these months, odds are, so are your pets!
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  • Providing Food for Birds in the Winter

    December 1, 2012
    As winter approaches, you may need to change some of the foods you offer birds. Providing high calorie and high fat foods can be important to the birds.
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  • Cozy up to Cardinals

    November 1, 2012
    Expand your family by inviting cardinals to make their home in your back yard. Cardinal pairs mate for life and stay together year round. They are not migrating birds so when they find a habitat that is suitable they will settle there for many years.
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