In this episode, Matt speaks with Andy Rogers from D&B Supply in Emmett, Idaho, about putting away those pieces of power equipment we use all Spring and Summer long, so that next year they will fire right up. One of the biggest issues for power equipment like mowers, trimmers, blowers, and more is that they […]
Great tip from chicken expert Gretchen Anderson to make sure your chickens have a good place to roost during the winter.
Gretchen Anderson explains the importance of dust baths for your chickens. Check out her video below.
Chicken expert Gretchen Anderson has a tip for you regarding switching your chickens to a winter feed. Check it out below.
My chickens don’t like the winter, especially if it snows. It can take them a couple of days to adjust to the idea of snowfall. Every time it happens. If it melts, then snows again, they have to adjust all over again. Which means, they don’t leave their coop on many winter days. Once they do […]
Fall. You know it is here even if there is no thermometer handy. Horses, with tails over their backs floating over frosted grass, steam forced from flared nostrils like they really are the fire-breathers they think they are. New winter hair stands on end thanks to the piloerecter muscles strategically located at the base of […]
Thank you to Thomas Hopkins of Beehive State LLC. for providing us with the following information on winter prep for your bees. The thoughtful “beek” gets to decide how to keep bees in their apiary. These are merely suggestions and information about treatments and strategies. All, none or a few of the treatments may be […]
Thank you to Thomas Hopkins of Beehive State LLC. for providing us with the following information on overwintering bee colonies. Winterizing Three key ingredients for winter survival are: Strong, healthy colonies and a healthy fertile queen Plenty of honey stores or emergency food stores Dry bees Hive Prep How Much Honey to Leave for Bees? […]
Most of us don’t have room to overwinter plants indoors, but there are other ways to save geraniums, tuberous begonias, dahlias and gladiolus for next year. With just a little bit of effort, you’ll have your favorite plant again next spring, and as an added bonus, you’ll save some money. Use insulating material like sand, […]