Recent Blog Posts

  • Make the Most of Your Garden with Home Canning

    September 1, 2015
    The process of canning and preserving foods takes place for many reasons. For the gardener in all of us, home canning is a way to take all of the hard work that was done outside, and bring it inside.
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  • Vegetables to Plant in Midsummer

    August 15, 2015
    Planting in midsummer is all about thinking ahead for a great fall harvest. Season gardeners understand the importance of starting early and always planning ahead. Planting takes time and patience in all aspects of gardening.
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  • 5 Tips to Attract Orioles

    August 1, 2015
    Orioles are popular and distinct backyard birds, but they can also be difficult to attract because of their unique preferences. Backyard birders who know how to make their yard oriole-friendly, however, will be rewarded with these beautiful birds all summer long.
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  • Get an Early Start on Your Canning

    July 15, 2015
    Canning is a great way to preserve a bountiful harvest, create healthier meals and save money on groceries, but it can also be an arduous workload, particularly if you have a large garden and many different types of produce to can.
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  • Southern States July 2015 Equine News - Feeding the Easy Keeper

    July 14, 2015
    Looking for helpful tips on feeding your easy keeper?  Southern States provides useful information to help you through the challenge of maintaining your easy keepers nutritional requirments while managing to avoid obesity. Click here for the complete Southern States equine newsletter!
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  • Stop Grubs From Killing Your Lawn

    July 1, 2015
    Grubs are small but mighty pests, causing a lot of lawn damage and frustrating homeowners. Fortunately, there are easy steps to protect lawns and minimize any risk of grub infestations or extensive damage.
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  • Southern States June 2015 Equine News

    June 23, 2015
    Check out Southern States June 2015 Equine News, Beat the Heat. With summer here, you will have more opportunities to ride your equine friend.
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  • How To Stop Or Minimize Excessive Shedding

    June 15, 2015
    One of the greatest hardships as a pet owner is dealing with unwanted hair in your home. Nearly every dog or cat no matter what their age sheds. Some breeds shed more than others, but all pets will do it.
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  • No Hummingbirds at Your Feeders? We Have Solutions!

    June 1, 2015
    Hummingbirds are some of the most desirable backyard birds, but if they aren't finding your backyard to their liking, there are many steps you can take to attract them to your feeders.
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  • Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pet

    May 15, 2015
    Fleas and ticks are uncomfortable for pets and humans alike, and because these parasites can spread diseases and cause anemia, it is imperative that pet owners take steps to control them.
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  • Southern States April 2015 Equine News

    April 23, 2015
    Are you preparing your horse for show season? To be a successful show competitor, your horse must have the proper feeding program in order to provide your horse with the right body condition, muscling, appearance, stamina and attutide to compete successfully.
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  • Test Your Soil's pH Level

    April 15, 2015
    Testing pH is essential to properly analyze your soil, and understanding soil chemistry can help gardeners and farmers of any level – from backyard hobby gardeners to commercial agricultural industries – choose the best plants, fertilizers, and amendments for ideal growth and healthy, luxuriant crops.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    April 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Southern States March 2015 Equine News - Foaling

    March 17, 2015
    Be prepared for your new Foal's arrival by following Southern States 1-2-3 timeline of foaling. Learn important tips on feeding the Foal from birth to weaning, tips for when your Foal won't nurse or is rejected and more by reading Southern States March 2015 Equine News.
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  • Spring Bird Feeding Tips

    March 15, 2015
    Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds.
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  • Starting Seedings Indoors to Kick Start Your Garden

    March 1, 2015
    Starting seedlings indoors has many benefits for gardeners and can increase the productivity and variety of your garden. It's not difficult, but does take some special considerations to be sure the seedlings can thrive both indoors and when they are transplanted. Why Start Seeds Indoors?
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  • Giving Your Pet the Best Possible Care

    February 15, 2015
    A pet can quickly become a valued member of the family, and they deserve the best care their owners can provide.
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  • Southern States February 2015 Equine News

    February 10, 2015
    Are you looking for tips to help you manage your pasture this spring? Check out Southern States February 2015 Equine News - Spring Pasture Management, for the dos and don'ts in renovating your pasture. Click here for the complete Southern States Equine Newsletter.
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  • Winter Horse Care Checklist

    February 1, 2015
    Horses are resilient and can survive many adverse conditions, but taking proper care of your horse in winter is essential to keep them healthy, safe and comfortable even in the worst weather.
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  • Southern States January 2015 Equine News - Feeding Forages

    January 23, 2015
    Learn how to determine the quality of your hay before feeding it to your horse by reading Southern States January 2015 Equine News - Feeding Forages. Find tips, featured feed and more by clicking this link for the complete Equine Newsletter http://www. southernstates.
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  • 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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  • 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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