Friday, November 25, 2011

Caring for Your Dog's Eyes & Ears

Eye Care
While your first concern shouldn't be about preventative eye care for your dog, it's important to watch for any changes that might warrant a visit to your veterinarian.
Ear Care
Dogs with large floppy ears, such as cocker spaniels, are more prone to ear problems than those with smaller ears. Keeping your dog's ears clean is vital to avoiding infection.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Storing Birdseed

Many serious backyard birders purchase birdseed in bulk to take advantage of sales and better prices, but proper storage is essential to ensure the seed stays fresh and healthy. Birds will not eat old, stale seed as readily, and poor seed does not provide the best nutrition. By storing seed well, however, it is possible to keep seed fresh for several months. Read more: http://www.agway.com/know_how/wild_birds/bird_food/storing_birdseed.html

Friday, November 11, 2011

ID Your Rodent Problem

To begin eliminating your rodent problems, start with a good inspection. Inspecting your home, shed or barn is important for determining which type of rodents are present: rats or mice. A good inspection provides three main valuable pieces of information:
•  Type of Infestation
•  Extent of Infestation
•  Location for Control Effort


Friday, November 4, 2011

Turning Gourds into Works of Art

The best known and most versatile of gourds are the hard-shelled gourds (Lagenaria siceraria), so named because their shells dry to a hard surface that can be treated for many different uses. These familiar, durable gourds are used around the world to make everything from containers and utensils to water dippers, smoking pipes, musical instruments, and works of art.