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9 Bird Friendly Landscape Tips for Southern Gardens

Much of the South enjoys an extended growing season thanks to warm temperatures and rich growing conditions. This also means that the nesting season for birds can be extended. Here are some tips and plant suggestions for making your Read More

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Pets + Animals

DIY Dog Grooming: What Brush Should I Use For My Dog?

In an ideal world, given the right information and experience, nobody would be able to groom your dog better than you. There will always be benefits to taking your dog to a professional groomer, but no matter how professional and caring Read More

Collecting Chicken Eggs, from Barnyard Kids by Dina Rudick
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Pets + Animals

The Quick Guide to Collecting Chicken Eggs

When people think about raising chickens, they usually have one thing on their minds: farm fresh eggs. Raising chickens for their eggs can seem intimidating at first, but you'll get the hang of it in no time. This quick guide to collecting Read More

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Pets + Animals

28 Foods and Plants that are Toxic to Your Cat

We know chocolate is bad for dogs, but which foods and plants are bad for our toxic to our feline friends? Trust us, we know how hard it can be to resist sharing your meal with those big, begging eyes. This list from The Complete Guide to Read More

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Pets + Animals

Build Your Own Custom Dog House Castle

Dog houses are not a must have, but if your dog spends a lot of time outside it might be nice for them to have a place to take shelter. A dog house provides comfort and shelter from the elements for your pet. You can buy a dog house or make Read More

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Pets + Animals

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens: Java Chicken

Need a comprehensive overview of every breed of chicken ‘round the world, plus tried-and-true insight into raising your own flock? Author Christine Heinrichs has got you covered. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens is a photo-filled Read More

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Pets + Animals

Why Keep a Cow?

Cows are amazing creatures, and offer us so much. If you are ever planning to live off the land on your own, you should get a cow. Don't know how to raise a cow? That's fine, get all the tips and tricks in The Family Cow Handbook. Here is Read More

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Pets + Animals

Keeping Gentle Bees

Whether you’re a pro or a novice beekeeper, you know one thing for certain: Gentle bees are easier and more fun to manage. Due to studied, deliberate breeding programs, the bees you buy today are gentler than the bees available twenty years Read More

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Pets + Animals

What Foods can You Share with Your Dog?

A lot of people like to share their food with their dogs. But, it can be hard though figuring out exactly which foods you can give them. Some foods can even be toxic. Here's a starter list of foods you can and cannot share with man's best Read More

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Pets + Animals

Chicken Lingo

In the immortal words of G.I. Joe: “Knowing is half the battle.” Let’s not ruminate too long on the intrinsic question about the other half, and instead let’s focus on the knowing, especially when it comes to raising chickens and Read More

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Pets + Animals

4 Tricks Every Dog Shoud Know

Before you can get your dog to master advanced tricks like playing dead, fetching his own leash, or even play a game of hide and go seek with you, they need to start with the easy stuff. There are four simple but important commands that Read More

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10 Flying Dogs That Will Make You Smile

Is there anything more adorable than pictures of dogs caught midair...all floppy ears and flying tongues? These 10 airborne pooches from Flydogs are sure to put a smile on your face. Jake - Bloodhound | Top Land Speed: 35 mph/56 Read More