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How to Prepare Your Garden in Spring for a Great Summer

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How to Prepare Your Garden in Spring for a Great Summer

As daylight lengthens and temperatures warm, gardeners are always eager to get right into spring planting. If you look past the first flush of spring, however, you can take easy steps early in the season to give your garden a great summer. 10 Spring Steps for a Great Summer Garden It doesn’t matter how large your garden may be, whether you plant in containers, raised beds, small plots, or longer rows, or whether you grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, or herbs. These simple steps can help you prepare your garden in spring so the summer growing season will be easier, healthier,...

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Spring Garden Guide

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Spring Garden Guide

Spring is a favorite season for many gardeners, and performing the proper tasks from late winter through late spring can help you enjoy a productive, bountiful growing season. In late winter… When a few warm days arrive late in winter, it's time to start thinking about spring gardening. As snow begins melting, the following tasks should be on every gardener's to-do list… Planning garden beds, including any new beds or plantings. This includes adjusting beds for space as needed and deciding which plants will work well together. Cleaning out any remaining plant debris from the previous year, including removing winter...

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Free Range Chicken Care

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Free Range Chicken Care

Raising free range chickens can be a challenge, but it can be well worthwhile for a more robust, healthier, more productive flock. But what makes free range chickens so desirable, and what special needs do they have for their care? What Free Range Means When chickens or other livestock are “free range” they are allowed to roam at will, with free access to outdoor areas and fewer restrictions on their overall movements and habitat. These animals are not restricted to a small coop, barn, or pen, but instead have a much larger, more enriching space to explore. There is a...

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Winter Poultry Care Tips

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Winter Poultry Care Tips

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. How Poultry Cares for Itself When temperatures dip, birds – whether wild birds, domestic pets, or agricultural poultry – have many ways to keep warm. They fluff their feathers to create insulating air pockets next to their skin, and they position themselves in sunny spots to absorb heat. They may tuck their bills or feet into their feathers to minimize heat loss, and they can...

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Cows for Winter

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Cows for Winter

Winter is just around the corner. For farmers, winter can be a time of relaxation, but it can also be a time of stress. Winter is hard on herd animals. Cows, especially, can be quite vulnerable to changing weather and winter conditions. When your cows get unhealthy, you may notice weight loss and a change in milk production that can affect you and your family for months. To prevent this, you'll want to keep your cows in peak condition. Here are 3 tips to protect your herd this winter. Tip #1: Schedule a Veterinary Visit Even if your herd seems...

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