Farm & Ranch

Get the Lumberjack Look

January 6, 2016

One trend that has been growing over the past year is that of the Lumberjack look – a bearded man wearing heavy-duty boots, work pants and flannel shirts. For urban retailers who carry work-wear and outdoor clothing, this trend has translated to...

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Personal Weather Stations

December 16, 2015

Farming has always depended upon the right weather conditions, and with advances in forecasting and remote-sensing technology, combined with IoT (the Internet of Things), farming has made a giant leap into removing the guesswork and using...

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The Future of Farming Could be All Wet

December 9, 2015

A recent issue of Popular Science magazine discussed how changes in both the environment and technology have led to innovative trends in food production. One of these trends quickly gaining momentum is aquaculture, and even in places more...

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Winter Prep – providing Comfort for Backyard Chickens

December 2, 2015

Winter weather is on its way, and owners of backyard chickens are looking for ways to get their flocks through it as healthfully and comfortably as possible. Since chickens are susceptible to frostbite during the winter months, it is key that owners...

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Overwintering Beehives

November 11, 2015

Fall months are key times for the hobbyist beekeepers to prepare beehives for the winter. Hardware retailers can assist by carrying supplies critical to winterization.  Some of these items include: Pry bars for opening hive lids Hardware...

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Hydroponics & Aquaponics for the Urban or Hobby Farm

October 20, 2015

Over the past several years, interest in personal food production has been increasing. Even in the urban setting, some individuals are devising ways to grow at least some of their food themselves, either in community garden spaces, or on...

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