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 StoreFri, 22 Mar 2019 07:16:22 -0400Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:16:22 -0400http://www.newmediaretailer.comSpring on the Farmblog_275691552622400http://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.BlogsFri, 15 Mar 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 -0500Shop Local This Holiday Seasonblog_531871543640400http://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.BlogsSat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0500Pay close attention to winter nutrition for your cattleblog_99931542369600http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/9993/pay-close-attention-to-winter-nutrition-for-your-cattleTaking 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.BlogsFri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:00 -0500A Beginner's Guide to Raising Goatsblog_242461541044800http://elgin-generalstore.com/blog/article/24246/a-beginners-guide-to-raising-goatsGoats 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.BlogsThu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0400