Elgin General Store: Blog Channelhttp://elgin-generalstore.comCompany blogs, tips and how-toshttp://assets.newmediaretailer.com/http://cdn.newmediaretailer.com/173/assets/v1/434000/434289/thumb_elgin-green-logo.jpgElgin General Storehttp://elgin-generalstore.comen-USCopyright 2018, Elgin General StoreSun, 18 Mar 2018 00:02:02 -0400Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:02:02 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comEntertaining Goatsblog_554561519880400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/55456/entertaining-goatsGoats 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.BlogsThu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500Cleaning Your Chicksblog_554711519880400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/55471/cleaning-your-chicksKeeping chickens can be a dirty business, and chicks are especially dirty as they are clumsy and uncoordinated.BlogsThu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500Chicken Coop Makeoverblog_545251517461200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/54525/chicken-coop-makeoverChicken 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.BlogsThu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -05002018 Garden Trendsblog_545441517461200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/54544/2018-garden-trendsGardening may be a time-tested, classic hobby that has been popular for generations, but that doesn't mean it stays the same from year to year.BlogsThu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500I Adopted a Pet, Now What?blog_540831514782800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/54083/i-adopted-a-pet-now-whatAdopting a pet is a wonderful experience and there's nothing quite like bringing your new pet home, knowing you are making a happy difference in an animal's life. But after the adoption papers are signed and you walk away with your new pet, what's next?BlogsMon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Three Reasons Why Your New Horse May Be Buckingblog_540991514782800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/54099/three-reasons-why-your-new-horse-may-be-buckingSo you just brought your new horse home. The person you bought the horse from didn't seem to have any issues when riding him, but when you brought him home, he started to buck. What changed since you brought him home to your stables? Katherine Blocksdorf of About.BlogsMon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500Holiday Gift Guide for Petsblog_531681512104400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/53168/holiday-gift-guide-for-petsOur 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?BlogsFri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500Shop Local This Holiday Seasonblog_531871512104400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/53187/shop-local-this-holiday-seasonWhether 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.BlogsFri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500How to Make Pumpkin Plantersblog_524641509508800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/52464/how-to-make-pumpkin-plantersPumpkins are the ultimate autumn decoration, but you can do so much more than just pile them around or carve jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkin planters are easy to create and there are many ways to use them beautifully for all your fall decorating.BlogsWed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400Training Your Dog From the Pad to the Yardblog_524851509508800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/52485/training-your-dog-from-the-pad-to-the-yardUsing pee pads can be great for an indoor potty area for your dog, especially if you live in an apartment, need to leave your dog home during long work days or can't manage to let your dog outdoors as often as it may need.BlogsWed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0400