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 2019, Elgin General StoreSun, 26 May 2019 12:15:35 -0400Sun, 26 May 2019 12:15:35 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comHow to Create a Spring Porch Potblog_558211557892800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/55821/how-to-create-a-spring-porch-potPorch pots are a great way to brighten any entryway and welcome guests to your home, and they're even more fun when you jazz up your porch pot with seasonal flair. A spring porch pot will add instant color to your entry and evoke all the freshness and renewal of the season.BlogsWed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Spring Lawn Care Tipsblog_563771556683200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/56377/spring-lawn-care-tipsWarmer days means more time outdoors. It also means everything outdoors begins to grow and thrive after being dormant all winter. As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home is the lawn that surrounds it.BlogsWed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400Tips to Keep Chicks Entertainedblog_631851555340700http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/63185/tips-to-keep-chicks-entertainedChicks 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.BlogsMon, 15 Apr 2019 11:05:00 -0400Spring on the Farmblog_275691554091200http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/27569/spring-on-the-farmSpring 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.BlogsMon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0400Starting Your Flockblog_625541551454860http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/62554/starting-your-flockIt 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.BlogsFri, 01 Mar 2019 10:41:00 -0500Winter WildBird Feeding 101blog_124791550239140http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/12479/winter-wildbird-feeding-101Late 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.BlogsFri, 15 Feb 2019 08:59:00 -0500Chicken Coop Makeoverblog_545251548997200http://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.BlogsFri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0500Winter Cow Careblog_616261547676300http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/61626/winter-cow-careCows 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.BlogsWed, 16 Jan 2019 17:05:00 -0500How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winterblog_357011546318800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/35701/how-long-should-pets-be-outdoors-in-winterMany 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.BlogsTue, 01 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0500Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticksblog_510801544936400http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/51080/best-ways-to-get-rid-of-and-prevent-fleas-and-ticksFleas 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.BlogsSun, 16 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500