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Trail Riding - The Code Of The Trail

Horse
Riding the trails on your horse is like taking a trip back into Americana. Though the phrase trail riding may evoke past memories of galloping through the woods, jumping over logs and wading through rushing rivers, these days it's a bit more tame. Any true horse owner knows that enjoying trails on horseback means being an ambassador for the equine community.

Starting Seeds Indoors (How To)

Garden
Start a garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Any container that drains well can be used, but many gardeners prefer peat pots or pellets placed in flats or plastic flats with many sections that are sold specifically for the purpose.

How to Grow Sweet Corn

Garden
With proper care, space and growing conditions, sweet corn can thrive in a backyard garden right alongside tomatoes and zucchinis. Fresh corn on the cob is a summer delight that’s sweetest when it’s just picked, a perfect reward for the effort!

Keep Chickens Well Watered in Summer

Farm
Planning for summer chicken care will ensure that your flock has sufficient water on very hot days. The poultry experts at Southern States have some helpful tips for keeping your chickens cool and hydrated during the heat of summer.

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.

Hot Weather Pet Care

Pet
Furry friends count on their owners to keep them cool and healthy. Dogs, cats and horses all require special attention to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Flea and Tick Control For Your Dog & Cat

Pet
Your dog or cat is can get ticks and fleas through close proximity to other infested animals, infested bedding, furniture, or flooring, and in the case of a very heavily infested property, even the lawns; fleas can cause anemia, skin infections, and can also introduce tapeworms into their host.

Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

Livestock
High temperatures and humidity cause heat stress in chickens, reduce broiler production & increase mortality rates. Here are the signs of an over-heated chicken and tips for managing heat stress in your poultry flock.

Ways to cat-proof your home

Pet
Cats are delightful companions, highly intelligent, and very inquisitive. Over time your cat should adopt and adapt to its new surroundings. However, the first few weeks of introduction could instill dangerous and destructive habits that may be hard to break. Evaluate your home from a cat’s point of view and take away the hazards to your cat and to your home. Curiosity needn’t kill the cat.

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