Recent Blog Posts

  • The Low-Down on Lawn Weeds

    March 15, 2012
    Weeds in your lawn are usually the result of poor grass growth. They invade lawns that are not thick enough to choke them out, so the first step in keeping weeds out of your lawn is correct maintenance of the grass. First, determine why your lawn hasn't been growing well.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 1, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape

    February 15, 2012
    Plant perennials that die to the ground in autumn, instead of shrubs, in places where snow accumulates or slides off the roof. Choose plants with features that look good in more than one season, such as flowers in spring, handsome leaf color in fall, and attractive bark in winter.
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  • Tap Maple Trees at Home

    February 1, 2012
    Learn the steps to tapping your trees, including: Identify your Maple Trees; Gather Equipment; Spiles with hooks; When to Tap Maple Trees and more.
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  • Winterizing Your Horse

    January 15, 2012
    As the nights begin earlier and the leaves start to fall, you know that winter is never far behind. If your horse is going to spend winter outside, inside, or a combination of the two, you will need to work that little bit harder to keep your horse in healthy condition.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 1, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 15, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Protect Your Property from Mouse Damage

    December 1, 2011
    When the weather starts getting colder, that’s when house mice start looking for their new winter residence. These unwanted house guests can enter your home almost anywhere, squeezing through cracks and holes as small as a dime.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 15, 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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