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Making a Rain Barrel

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Dry weather isn’t the only reason to harvest your rainwater. It’s a great way to save money, fill birdbaths and ponds, water gardens and lawns, use for washing the car and more. A 1000 square foot roof can yield about 600 gallons of water per inch of rainfall—and that’s a lot! If you don’t want to purchase one pre-assembled, rain barrels are easy to make

Feeding Hunting Dogs

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Hunting dogs, whether hunting in the woods or performing at field trials, must be in tip-top shape. All the hours invested in training can be diminished if the dog is not fed the proper diet. We have some great tips for feeding hunting dogs to obtain optimum performance.

Keep Your Pets Safe When Traveling

Pet
If your dog isn’t accustomed to traveling distances in a car, start with short rides and gradually lengthened them. If it turns out your dog doesn’t enjoy riding in the car, don’t ruin your vacation. Find a reputable kennel to board him or hire a dog sitter. If leaving the dog behind isn’t an option, ask your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications.

Preparing for a Trail Ride

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Regardless of age or level of riding expertise, most anyone can trail ride. However, there is more to trail riding than just getting on a horse and heading out on a trail to explore. Preparation is key to having an enjoyable trail ride experience. Before you begin your adventure, make sure both you and your horse are fit for the conditions that may be present on the trail.

How To Grow Rosemary

Garden
Rosemary is a hardy plant and it will do well in most types of soil, but in order to thrive it will need lots of sun, good drainage and good air circulation. You should consider these gardening tips to insure success in your herb garden.

Attracting Wild Turkeys

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Wild turkeys, notoriously picky about their living conditions, require a more specialized environment than many other types of wildlife. You can, however, manage your land to attract and retain wild turkeys by knowing something about their preferred foods and habitat.

How to Grow Strawberries

Garden
Strawberry shortcake, homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberry jam and preserves, chocolate dipped strawberries - what could be better? How about growing your very own strawberry crop?

Planting Your Garden to Attract Bees

Garden
Bees are responsible for pollinating hundreds of agricultural crops and flowering plant species worldwide. In the United States alone, bees pollinate about 150 different crops. The gardening experts at Southern States recommend that your garden planning this year include bee friendly plants.

Where To Hang Hummingbird Feeders

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With their miniature size and unique ability to hover in mid-air, hummingbirds are fascinating to watch. Many people hang feeders to attract the tiny birds. While hummingbirds usually find backyard feeders without any trouble, some places in your yard are better to hang them than others.

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