Farm & Ranch

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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