Recent Blog Posts

  • Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2011
    The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special — the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants — may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    With the first blasts of arctic air from Canada comes the cold, hard truth that winter is right around the corner.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 1, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

    October 1, 2011
    In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here's a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance.
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  • Birds That Use Houses

    August 15, 2011
    Adding bird houses to your backyard is another way to attract birds and enjoy them, but what birds will actually use bird houses?
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  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Attracting Bluebirds

    July 1, 2011
    Bluebirds can be found throughout most of the country and are easy to attract with the right nest box placed in an open habitat. There are three species of bluebirds in North America. The Eastern Bluebird lives throughout the East.
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  • Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

    June 15, 2011
    Healthy, vigorous vegetable plants produce the most flavorful and bountiful harvests. Give your garden plants the moisture and nutrients they need, and keep them weeded and harvested for tasty and nutritious crops.
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  • Fleas and Your Cat

    June 1, 2011
    If you own a cat, you may experience a flea problem at some point. But what you don't know about fleas could harm you and your pet. Get the facts and keep your pet and home safe.
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