Recent Blog Posts

  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 15, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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  • Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

    January 1, 2015
    A Christmas tree is more than a Christmas tree if you recycle it to help wild birds after the holidays. There are several ways you can turn this ultimate Christmas decoration into the ultimate assistance for birds once you are ready to take it down.
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  • Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors

    December 15, 2014
    Herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, sage, and basil make wonderful indoor plants all year round. To properly grow herbs takes a bit of extra care, however, but the effort is well worthwhile to enjoy these fragrant, beautiful, and delicious plants.
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  • Southern States December 2014 Equine News: Feeding the Hard Keeper

    December 10, 2014
    There could be several reasons for a horse being a hard keeper. Before starting a weight-gain program for an underweight horse, check out Southern States article for ways to identify the problem and tips to help improve your "hard keeper". Click here to read more.  
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  • Winter Poultry Care Tips

    December 1, 2014
    Whether you have chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys, poultry is well-equipped for winter weather and colder temperatures, but with a few easy steps you can help ensure their good health and happiness all winter long.
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  • How To Introduce A New Dog Into The Family

    October 15, 2014
    Though coming home with a new dog is always exciting, there are a few things an owner, old or new, shouldn’t overlook. The dog should be approached slowly, at least until he becomes familiar with his new family.
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  • Why do We Rake Leaves?

    September 15, 2014
    Summer is coming to a close and it is almost that time of the year again. Raking leaves is very important primarily for the look and healthiness of your lawn. Raking leaves serves multiple purposes.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    August 15, 2014
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 1, 2014
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    July 15, 2014
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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