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The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

The Importance of Extra Hay During Winter Months

It is true that during the winter months riding your horse can become a scarce occasion.  This means that your horse’s diet must also change.  Since the horse is not as active during these cold months, it requires fewer calories.  It was once believed that feeding your horse more corn during these inactive months is better for keeping the horse warm, but now science has discovered hay is better at converting calories into heat and also promotes good gastrointestinal health as well as helps to preserve the horse’s weight.  The horse’s diet should be at least 50% if not all...

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Caring for Backyard Chickens in Winter

Caring for Backyard Chickens in Winter
If you've joined us for one of our fall chicken events, you may already be a pro at this! Prepping your flock and coop for winter may require a little extra effort, but it will definitely pay off in the long run.

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November Garden Ideas

November Garden Ideas

Late fall and early winter may not seem like great times to be active in the garden, but in many areas, there are still tasks that need to be completed. In regions with milder climates, November can be a great time for wrapping up autumn gardening chores, and every gardener should take steps to keep their beds in great shape right up to the first heavy snowfall. In November, gardeners should… Keep RakingAs leaves keep falling, they build up on the lawn and garden, creating thick mats that are hard to remove in spring. Raking throughout November will minimize leftover...

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Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

Bird Feeding Tips for Fall
Fall is a great time to continue feeding the birds & prepping your backyard for your favorite winged travelers! Consider offering different kinds of seed and protein sources, a heated bird bath, and maybe even a bird house to help shelter birds from harsh conditions that will soon be here.

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Chicken Molting Tips

Chicken Molting Tips
Fall is in the air- the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to fall. Along with colorful leaves on the ground, you may also notice feathers! No need to panic, though- your birds are likely just molting!

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