How to Choose a Boarding Stable for your Horse

How to Choose a Boarding Stable for your Horse – Your horse is like family, so you already know that selecting a boarding stable requires a lot of thought and consideration. It’s essential that the …

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Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers

Enhance your home’s curb appeal with flowers – You’ve put time and thought into designing a welcoming entryway, but what about your front lawn? When guests visit, your house’s exterior and yard are what they’ll …

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Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Recipes, and Planting Tips

Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Recipes, and Planting Tips
Pancakes, tarts, pies, we love adding blueberries to any recipe. And we’re not alone.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes July as National Blueberry …

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How to safely eliminate weeds and grass from your landscaping

Getting rid of weeds and unwanted grass in your yard can be tricky. While there are many products out there designed to kill weeds, many of them are filled with chemicals that do more harm …

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DIY: How to make your own compost pile

If you’re a gardener but you don’t yet compost, now is a great time to start. Composting is beneficial both to you and the environment, and it’s simple to do once you learn the basics. …

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5 tips to efficiently water your garden

Water is a precious resource, and just like people need water to thrive, so do your plants. While watering plants is essential, there are ways to use the resource thoughtfully to prevent waste. Here are …

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Give your pet the best with natural dog food

Your dog is more than just a pet. He’s a loyal companion and part of the family. That’s why you strive to give your furry friend the best care available. What many pet owners don’t …

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What you need to know about laying a brick patio

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, you can finally dust off your outdoor furniture and set up the patio again. Before you do, however, consider revamping the floor with …

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Our Lawns Will Need TLC to Prosper This Summer

It has been a challenging year thus far with a severe winter, a late and short spring, followed by a drought.  Your lawn will need some TLC to prosper this summer.
An early June …

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Say thanks with these great Father’s Day gift ideas

From your fun and free childhood days to your rebellious high school phase, he’s been there for you through it all. Say thanks and show your appreciation this Father’s Day with a thoughtful gift. At …

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5 Ways to Cool Down in a Hot Backyard

By Jane Blanchard
The summer season is upon us and that means hotter temperatures are in store for everyone. Even though there is no escaping the sun, people enjoy spending time in …

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5 of Homestead Gardens favorite things to grill

There are many reasons to love spring and summer. You might like the warmer weather, longer days or fun activities like swimming and biking. At Homestead Gardens, we get excited for grilling. Cooking outdoors …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Horse Grooming

As humans, you and I have to wash and brush our hair regularly to keep it clean and looking great. Horses, too, require frequent grooming to maintain a beautiful coat. If you’re new to owning …

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3 Ideas to Keep the Bunnies Off Your Plants

With options ranging from nutritious green beans to filling potatoes, planting a garden is a great way to stock your home with delicious and fresh food. But you aren’t the only one who will find …

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What You Need to Know About Raising Chickens for Eggs

There is nothing better than using a fresh egg in your morning omelet. An egg that you gathered just 10 minutes earlier from your backyard chicken coop, no less. Plenty of homeowners are raising chickens …

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The hidden costs of horse ownership

Have you always dreamed of owning a horse? You’re picturing yourself riding down trails with the wind in your hair, but are you prepared for the hidden and unexpected costs? Purchasing a horse is a …

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DIY ideas for protecting your bird seed from squirrels

Squirrels are cute when they’re climbing trees, nibbling on acorns and even when they’re simply sitting. Squirrels are not so cute, however, when they’re eating from your bird feeder once again. Not only do they …

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5 signs you might be ready for your own hobby farm

Living in the city has its perks, but you’re ready for something new, something different. You might even be ready to escape the bustling city altogether and finally try out the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed …

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Get decked out: How to prep your outdoor living space for Summer 2015

When summer arrives, we all spend as much time as we can outdoors. We turn our decks and patios into outdoor living rooms or kitchens, and we spend plenty of time cooking, eating, relaxing and …

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Day Trails to Visit and Explore on Horseback in Maryland

One of the best ways to enjoy Maryland is from horseback, and the DNR maintains plenty of park trails for horseback riding. Check out the following parks, all within an hour’s drive of Annapolis.

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