Category: Animals

Homesteading: The Cost of Keeping Chickens

How much will it cost for those wonderful, free-range eggs laid in your backyard coop? Are chickens worth the expense? How long will it take to re-coop the start up costs? One of the first questions on the minds of future city chicken farmers is the cost of keeping chickens. They might dream of free-range …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are 7 Impactful Environmental Organizations Worth Checking Out

Happy Earth Day! If you’re looking for a reputable charity to donate to this Earth Day, then have a look at these great organizations as options.  We all have causes that speak to our hearts, so hopefully this will help you choose one that you really feel passionate about. All of these have been given high …

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Happy National Puppy Day!

It’s #NationalPuppyDay so today we’re bringing you a post full of adorable puppies to brighten your day.  Enjoy! This little Siberian Husky is ready for spring 💮 Sleepy Jack Russell Puppy 💗 It’s too early for this Golden Retriever pup, too. Pomeranian Puppy Love 💗 Beagle Babies 💕 Boston Terrier Furbaby 🐾 I can’t get enough of sweet Samoyeds! (aka Bjelkier …

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Spring Dog Grooming Tips

A routine grooming schedule is essential to ensuring the health of your dog. However, pet owners tend to be a little more lax with their dog grooming practices during the winter months due to the cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions. Once spring emerges come late March, the cold callous mood of the previous months …

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International Polar Bear Day

February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, a time to acknowledge the challenges polar bears face because of global warming. The polar bear is the largest bear on earth, yet these majestic creatures are currently in a vulnerable status due to melting ice caused by climate change. For more facts about polar bears and to …

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Pet Profile: The Svelte Sphynx Cat

Perhaps the world’s most bizarre feline, the Sphynx cat has a unique hairless look that sets it apart from other cats. But that’s not all. It’s a rather rare and unusual breed of cat, and has been described to feel like a warm suede hot water bottle. These cats need special care, but all the …

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Pet Profile: The Affectionate Scottish Fold Cat

If you’re looking for an affectionate, caring and beautiful breed of cat to add to your family, look no further than the Scottish Fold. With a prestigious heritage and a lifetime of pleasure for your family, this breed is a perfect addition to a cat-loving household and it easily provides a lifetime of enjoyment, fulfillment …

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City Dog Walking in Winter

Many dogs love winter — but does winter love dogs? Let’s face it — your dog either loves winter or hates it. Just like humans! If your dog loves winter then it’s worth thinking about the kind of dangers and hazards which lurk on frozen city streets. If your dog hates winter then you need …

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Beginners Guide For Keeping Chickens

Have you ever considered raising your own backyard chickens? Today is #NationalFarmersDay, and in celebration of farmers everywhere and anyone who has ever had a spark for living off the land, we have a guide for everything a beginner needs to get started keeping chickens. Chickens have been domesticated for most of human history, and …

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Happy Fall

For the Chipmunk in My Yard I think he knows I’m alive, having come downThe three steps of the back porchAnd given me a good once over. All afternoonHe’s been moving back and forth,Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs,While all about him the great fields tumbleTo the blades of the thresher. He’s luckyTo …

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