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Provide fresh, drinkable water for your farm animals this winter when temperatures drop.
Planning now for winter watering chores is essential. No one enjoys thawing a waterer in winter, and subzero temperatures make the job even harder. "Thinking through how you plan to manage your...
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Give them all the hay they can eat and fresh water
Horses grow out their coats in the winter and are well adapted to the cold. However, they need more food to keep up their energy level and body weight. Monte Stauffer is a livestock Extension...
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Turn drab into interesting with decorative objects, bird feeders, and the architecture of your plants
I look out my window this time of year and I see basically two colors – brown and white. Fortunately, there are some evergreens and bird feeders to break up the visual monotony until spring...
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Check out these 5 tips provided by Purina Animal Nutrition LLC for keeping the peace in your coop this winter!
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Make sure they don’t freeze or they might not be effective next year
If you have liquid pesticides that need storing over the winter, make sure they don’t freeze. Jan Hygnstrom works with pesticide safety in Nebraska Extension. She says the freezing point of...
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With autumn upon us, that means winter is just around the corner. Check out these five steps to help keep livestock happy and healthy during the upcoming chilly season.
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Bring springtime and lots of color into your home
In most areas of the country, this is the dead of winter. It’s cold and bleak, and spring seems so far away. If you have early spring flowering trees or shrubs, you can remove a few of the...
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Anytime there's snow on the ground is a good reason to go sledding
Anyone who's grown up around snow probably has a favorite sledding hill from their childhood. Flying down a hill is exhilarating, and there are tricks to make your sled go faster. Steve King has...
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Water evergreens now to avoid brown needles in the spring
Despite the cold, harsh conditions of winter, your evergreens are still transpiring and need to have that lost water replaced. If moisture lost through the needles is higher than what the tree is...
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Diesel engines don’t always start like they’re supposed to in the wintertime
Wintertime is frustrating when the diesel tractor won’t start. Maybe the fuel gelled up from the cold. But if that isn’t the issue, perhaps you need to provide a little extra help...

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