DIY Ideas for Protecting Your Bird Seed from Squirrels

Squirrels are cute when they're climbing trees, nibbling on acorns and even when they're simply sitting. Squirrels are not so cute, however, when they're …
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5 Signs You Might Be Ready for Your Own Hobby Farm

Living in the city has its perks, but you're ready for something new, something different. You might even be ready to escape the bustling city altogether and …
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4 Words to Look for When Choosing a Bag of Dog Food

Feeding Your Best Friend It's time to pick up another bag of dog food for your pup; what do you do? When you look at the back of a bag, do you recognize what …
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When Do All the Birds Return?

The warm weather not only melts all the snow and encourages new growth to pop out of the ground, but it also brings a flurry of color and vibrant melodies to …
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The Best Foods For Senior Dogs

As your pet dog ages, you may notice his energy level decreases. You may also notice a change even in his eating habits. You'll want to work with your vet to …
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Pet Proof Your Holidays

The holidays can be a busy time for families, and if you have pets in the home those distractions could put your four-legged family members in danger. So as …
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Keep the Furry Members of Your Family Dry and Warm This Winter

The Farmers' Almanac is predicting another cold winter, and if the cooler temperatures we've been experiencing lately continue, we'll probably be decked out in …
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How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

If you've decided to adopt a fuzzy new member for your family, be prepared for lots of giggling, tail wagging, yippy barks and the repetitive use of the word …
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Veteran Compost Grows the Full Circle

 Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
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Is Your Family Ready For A Dog?

The kids have been asking for years if they can get a pet, and now your spouse is starting to make comments, too. Is your family ready for a dog? Before …
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5 tips for a longer-living pet

Pets are members of the family, which means we do whatever we can to keep them with us for as long as possible. The Homestead Gardens staff has some tips to …
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Purebred Dogs vs Mutts

When bringing a new dog into the family, breeding can be an important factor for some. If you're debating the merits of a purebred versus those of a …
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