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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

  
  
  
Roundup

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.

Our Hummingbird Hobby

  
  
  
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I'm pleased to bring you this guest blog post by Charlie and Bernadette, our fellow

Seven Steps To Growing Big Pumpkins

  
  
  
Big Pumkin

 1. Ready your soil. Your pumpkins will need rich soil and a good deal of fertilizer. You can get your soil ready by mixing a 3 inch layer of garden soil/potting mix into the top 6 inches of soil. You’ll want your pH levels between 6.5 and 6.8. Sulfur lowers the pH or lime can be used to raise it the level. Miracle Gro potting soil is one suggestion to use.

Bag Balm-it's not just for Cows!

  
  
  
bag balm

Bag Balm® has been around since 1899, created in the gorgeous northeast parts of Vermont. It was formed to soothe cow’s udders after being milked. However since then, Bag Balm® been discovered to do a lot more than just that! 
Check out 15 different uses for Bag Balm!


Chicken Breed Selection For A Rainbow Egg Basket

  
  
  
eggs with color

Our good friends at Manna Pro have written an excellent article about colorful eggs. This is some great info packed in a short read.

Lime Buster is my hero!

  
  
  
lime buster for shower doors

Spring cleaning was in the air and our next guest blogger was determined to clean her shower door. It turned out to be easier than she thought. Felicia Baker is an employee at the home office and shared this story with us:

Looking For American Made Christmas Gifts? Channellock!

  
  
  
Made in the USA

When folks are thinking of their upcoming holiday shopping list I would imagine some are wishing they could buy all American made products. You can look in all kinds of places for those gifts and you might even be lucky enough to shop in a store that puts signs up on the Made In USA items so it's easy to pick them out. 

Prevention Now Beats Fire Damage Later

  
  
  
stove fire

This story was written by our fellow employee Becky about her own experience with a home fire.

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