Recent Blog Posts

  • Spring on the Farm

    March 15, 2019
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • Starting Your Flock

    March 1, 2019
    It can be exciting to start a new flock of chickens, and the benefits – entertaining pets, unique company, fresh eggs and healthy meat – are equally exciting, but it is important to start the flock carefully so your poultry will be happy in their new home.
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  • Winter WildBird Feeding 101

    February 15, 2019
    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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  • Chicken Coop Makeover

    February 1, 2019
    Chicken coops used to be a simple homemade structures built out of chicken wire and some wood with a sturdy roof. Today, chicken coops have become so elaborate that the size and complexity of them can rival that of a modern human home.
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  • Winter Cow Care

    January 16, 2019
    Cows can easily adapt to different seasons, but they can still suffer during the harshest winter months, losing condition and becoming less productive. By practicing good winter cow care, however, you can protect your herd from the dangers of the season and ensure they reach spring in top form.
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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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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    December 16, 2018
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • Shop Local This Holiday Season

    December 1, 2018
    Whether you need to purchase gifts, greeting cards, dinner fixin's, baked goods, twinkle lights, decorations or even just some extra chairs, a new welcome mat, spare bedding or one more air mattress, the holiday season can seem like it's all about shopping.
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  • Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattle

    November 16, 2018
    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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  • A Beginner's Guide to Raising Goats

    November 1, 2018
    Goats are the golden animals of agriculture. Versatile and valuable, they are bred and raised both for fun and for profit. Their independent, spirited nature is often a challenge for beginners to contend with, but their affectionate tendencies make raising them a reward.
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