Category Archives: Farm & Pet

Chicks on the Loose

Chicks on the Loose at Homestead Gardens

Raising your own chickens can be a fun and simple way to cultivate your family’s connection with agriculture. Backyard chickens are easy to care for, personable creatures that come with the added bonus of producing eggs for breakfast.

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8 Items You Can Provide to Keep Your Chickens Happy

keep your chickens happy

It’s exciting to see more and more families choosing to raise backyard chickens. Chickens are a great way to get your family involved in producing your own food because they’re easy to care for and …

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean and Healthy

Pet Dental Health

Everyone wants their pet to be healthy but still many people overlook a key facet of an animal’s overall health, their teeth! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and 70% of …

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Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays

Holidays are a time when families and friends come together to celebrate. For many people, celebrations include our pets, so we need to make sure we are keeping their well-being in the forefront of our …

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Canine and Feline Engagement while at work

With the Back-to-School season upon us, our pets need something to keep them engaged while we are away from the house. Have you ever considered what you could do to help keep your dog and/or …

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Beat The Heat

Summer is filled with fun and excitement, but it can also be quite hot and pose potential dangers to us and our pets. There are a few things to consider when planning summer activities with …

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Agriculture is for Everyone

Getting involved in the local ag community.
Agriculture is a huge part of our American culture that incorporates a lot more than just farming or animals. Agriculture is the foundation of utilizing the land …

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Raising Backyard Chickens: Note on Biosecurity

Biosecurity is defined as a practice to prevent the spread of disease onto your property. The purpose is to protect your flock from infectious diseases. The only way to control disease is to prevent it. …

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The Danger of Bad Breath for Pets

By Ashley Helmrich, Homestead Garden’s Animal Nutrition Expert.
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It is stated by the American Veterinary Dental Society that approximately 80% of dogs and 70% …

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Winter Safety for Pets

By Ashley Helmrich, Homestead Garden’s Animal Nutrition Expert.
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With temperatures dropping, it is important to keep our pet’s safety on our mind. All pets …

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How to safely keep pets from damaging your garden

puppy in garden

You wake up one morning to look out at your beautiful garden and admire your hard work. Suddenly you gasp in dismay — those beautiful flowerbeds and that stunning vegetable garden seem to have become …

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Why are some eggs brown?

When scanning the selection of eggs at the grocery store, you’ll most likely see white shells inside each carton. If you raise chickens or buy eggs from the local farmer’s market, however, you’ve probably noticed …

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6 reasons why guinea pigs make wonderful first pets

Thinking about adding a furry friend to the family? If this is your first time adopting a pet, you’ll want to explore your options before deciding on an animal. Some animals require a lot of …

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Pet Holiday Photos – Tips from a Local Pet Photographer

Do you want to take some great photos of your pet this holiday season? We spoke with Lori Gross of Red Leash Pet Photography to get the inside scoop on the best way to capture …

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Bernie Traurig’s three day intensive training at Enticement Stables – Obligation Farm, Davidsonville

United States Equestrian Team representative and founder and head coach of Equestriancoach.com Bernie Traurig presented a three day intensive training at Enticement Stables/Obligation Farm, Davidsonville Deana Tice for equestrian enthusiasts of all …

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How to relieve your pet’s stress during the holidays

The holidays are a happy time for many, but this cheerful season can be stressful every now and then, too. Whether you’re traveling, hosting family, budgeting for gifts or planning parties, there’s a lot to …

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5 tips to take care of your horse this winter

Chilly winter weather means bundling up and staying indoors longer for us humans. But what does it mean for your horse? Proper winter care is essential for the health of any horse. Many horse owners, …

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Design ideas to create the perfect catio

Cats that live indoors tend to live longer, which isn’t exactly surprising considering the fact that there are no cars or predators inside your home. Still, fresh air and the natural sights are beneficial to …

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Create a Catio for your Furry Feline Friend

With cars, predators, diseases and unfavorable weather conditions to contend with outdoors, it’s no surprise that many cat owners consider the indoors to be the safest place to keep their pets. That being said, a …

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4 horse care myths debunked

Owning a horse can be a truly rewarding experience, but it does come with some challenges. One of those challenges is knowing how to take proper care of your horse. With so many conflicting ideas …

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