Recent Blog Posts

  • Caring for Your Fresh Cut Christmas Tree

    December 15, 2013
    The key to having a safe Christmas tree is to choose one that is fresh and has been properly stored, then keep it that way. Fresh Christmas trees that are kept watered will not combust easily.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    December 1, 2013
    Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • Using Fallen Leaves to Help the Birds

    October 15, 2013
    When you're busy raking leaves every autumn, take a break and use some of those leaves to help the birds! Fallen leaves, or leaf litter, can be very beneficial to birds.
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  • Caring for Garden Mums

    October 1, 2013
    Garden mums burst forth in brilliant falls hues when other perennials are fading fast. Combine them with pansies and ornamental cabbages and kale for a gorgeous fall display that will last well into early winter.
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  • Maintaining your pastures

    September 15, 2013
    What can you do in the fall months to preserve and utilize pasture? Even under cool soil temperatures, cool season grasses can produce shoots and new sprouts from the mother plants. Undergrazing can be a problem since horses prefer lush new growth to stemmy, older plants.
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  • Solutions for Common Late Summer and Fall Lawn Problems

    September 1, 2013
    The growing season for your lawn is almost over. You might think that all that remains is a quick mow to tidy things up until next spring. You would be quite wrong. Once weeds have appeared in the spring, the seeds are set and your battle with them could take years. - See more at: http://www.
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  • Pest Control Around the Home

    August 15, 2013
    You love your home and you have to continue trying to make it, "just right," for you, your family, and your pets.
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  • Troubleshooting Canning Problems

    August 1, 2013
    Sometimes, even those who have been home canning for years may run into problems with their food-filled jars. Some problems are related to the condition of the jars or lids and/or how they were filled. Others relate to spoilage of the food or changes the food may have undergone during processing.
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