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Have you thought about rescues and adoption for your next pet?

Bulldog Hank

When I lost my dog Hank, the American Bulldog to old age I waited a few months before starting to think about bringing another dog to my home.

Showing Pigs And Horses Means Empty Stalls And Hard Goodbyes

Durac pig in show

We love to support youth agricultural programs and love it twice as much when it's our own co-workers children. Below is a story written by Austin, son of Brenda, a fellow employee. He talks about showing his animals as well as showing along side his older sister. Thanks to Austin for sharing his story and photos!

Top 5 Reasons To Use A Solar Fencer

solar fencer keeps horses in

I thought for years it would be silly to use a solar fencer when it's so easy to simply plug it in. Then I had a reason to need fencing in a remote location that had NO electric power anywhere close. I wasn't sure what I would do till I remembered those "silly" solar fencers.

Top 10 Toxins To Keep Away From Your Dog

dog eating

Our pets are precious to many of us and yet there are things in our homes that can cause trauma or worse if ingested. The Pet Poison Helpline has created a list of the top toxins that caused the most emergency calls last year. 

Have You Heard About Country Tuff Log Splitters?


Wood cutting is a tough job but one that many folks enjoy. What’s better than being outside preparing a renewable source of energy to heat your home or shop; or simply cleaning up a downed tree to enjoy later sitting around the fire pit.

Marigolds Are More Than Just a Pretty Face


Marigolds are pretty flowers that always add a nice touch and splash of color to any garden. But their purpose is greater than just that.

Memories Made of Metal..


My grandparents had an itch for traveling. They saw all fifty states in the US and across the rest of North America. That's not including the foreign regions they had visited.
They met in Nebraska and later moved to Missouri, where I'd come to be born and raised. I traveled by their side throughout my childhood and teen years. We'd travel west sometimes and we'd make our trips back to the family in Nebraska often.
I remember, or so I was told, my overbearing question from the backseat as a child was "Grandpa, are we there yet?" So grandpa, being the clever fella he is, found just the solution to keep me from doing more than whining about the drive.
He showed me a game - counting windmills. Well actually when I was a child I pronounced it windshields, on accident.


Here's Your Bucket List...

5 Gallon Bucket

If someone asked you what you use your 5 gallon buckets for, what would you say?

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How To Get Rid of Poison Ivy


This past Spring was more than just warm weather, singing birds and blooming flowers...there was also a Spring cleaning with a consequence!

Defend Your Garden With The Owl!

garden defender owl

Our co-worker Kristee had birds in her garden and wrote this blog article to tell us how to keep them out. You might have the same problem so this could save your produce.

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