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Posted August 29th, 2014

Pets are more popular than ever. The Human Society of the United States estimates that approximately 62 percent of all US households include at least one pet. With the popularity of pets at an all time high, it is important for potential pet owners to take care in choosing the right one. Choosing the right… Read More »

Posted August 12th, 2014

As summer turns the corner toward fall, it is time to start considering how to preserve this year’s harvest. Canning is a popular way to preserve everything from berries and jams to vegetables and meats. Canning preserves food that would otherwise spoil on the shelf. While canning may seem intimidating for a first timer, a… Read More »

Posted August 4th, 2014

Starting a compost pile at home may sound intimidating. In reality, starting a compost pile is not only easy; it’s beneficial to you and the environment. Still not convinced? Here are a few big benefits of composting: • Compost is compatible with organic gardening. This is especially important if are growing crops for food, or… Read More »

Posted July 8th, 2014

Summer is in full swing and the thermometer is rising. When things heat up, nothing feels better than a cool dip in an icy river or the refreshing chill of homemade ice cream. Unfortunately, cooling off in the summer heat isn’t as easy for animals. Every summer animals die from preventable heat stroke. Here are… Read More »

Posted July 4th, 2014

We would like to take a moment to recognize that this holiday is not only about barbeques and dazzling displays of fireworks. Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the document that declared American independence from Great Britain. It was a day that changed the trajectory of the history, brought freedom to… Read More »

Posted June 16th, 2014

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is filled with friends, family and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, for our pets the holiday is often a terrifying experience that can cause damaging behavior. The American Humane Society reports that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the United States…. Read More »

Posted June 6th, 2014

Eat, sleep, walk, play; a day in the life of a dog is pretty simple. Choosing the right gear for your dog, however, can be quite confusing. Most pet stores carry hundreds of brands, sizes and shapes of collars, toys and leashes. Read on for a few tips on how to choose the right equipment… Read More »

Posted May 8th, 2014

For a horse, healthy hooves help ensure a healthy life. Though much hoof work is left to a farrier, it is important for horse owners to be aware of what they can do to keep horse hooves healthy. Nutrition, weather conditions, riding terrain and heredity all impact the health of a horse’s hooves. Healthy hooves… Read More »

Posted May 4th, 2014

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 20 percent of all Americans identify themselves as birdwatchers. This number has increased steadily every decade since the turn of the century. Unfortunately, habitat loss is a real threat to wild birds in many areas. The good news is, you can create a bird-friendly environment in your… Read More »

Posted April 8th, 2014

Humans have consumed the sweet honey produced by bees for hundreds of years, but these complex creatures do far more than create a topping for our toast. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that bees pollinate 80 percent of flowering crops, which amounts to about one third of everything we eat. Bees also pollinate much… Read More »