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Benefits of Having Chickens on Your Farm

Have you ever thought about getting chickens?   They are more popular than ever now that people want to have organic eggs and food.  I have had chickens for years at my barn and they make me happy in so many ways. Chickens and horses can work well at your…

Severe Weather Tips for Horse Owners

Spring is always an interesting time of year in Oklahoma. In the last several days, we’ve had severe storms producing high winds, tornadoes, and flooding, and of course, in the aftermath, pictures of damaged barns and flooded pastures have been making their way around social media. It’s difficult seeing…

Everything Your Need to Know About Miniature Horse

Chances are you’ve come across a miniature horse or two. This popular breed of horse has been around for quite a long time. They are frequently seen as family pets or companions, but did you know there’s a competitive show type, as well. Miniature horses are very versatile. Test…

Weeds You Can Feed Your Horse

Most people turn their noses up at the sight of weeds in their yard or pasture, immediately setting out to spray or mow them down. But before doing that, you might want to determine exactly what type of plants they are. Believe it or not, some weeds are actually…

Top 5 Products You Need on Your Farm This Summer

#5 Pail Safe Bucket Holder

Save your water and feed from spilling onto the ground with this bucket holder. With its mazelike design, it is virtually horseproof!

#4 Stall Grid

The rust-resistant, Stall Grid flooring system is great for high-traffic areas such as horse walkers, paddock areas, round pens, vet facilities, indoor/outdoor…

Eco-Friendly Horse Care

Though horses, themselves, aren’t bad for the environment, some of our management practices aren’t quite so eco-friendly. In honor of Earth Day earlier this week, I thought I’d share a few tips on how you ‘green’ up your farm.
Manage Manure
One of the biggest problems with keeping horses is managing…

GOODBYE, FLIES!

It’s that time of year when flies come back into our lives.  When you have horses, livestock, and other animals flies are inevitable.  Luckily, there are things we can do to manage and minimize the pesky insects!

Today, I’m sharing what I do to minimize flies at my farm.
Manure Management
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Paint by Numbers; equine color genetics

Remember your grade school art class? You learned that the primary colors; red, yellow, and blue were the source of all other colors. Secondary colors; orange, green, and violet come from mixing two primary colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Suddenly, your plain blue skies could…

Tips for Maintaining Your Arena

Your lifelong dream has been to build an arena, and that dream has finally been made a reality. Congratulations! You’re sure to have hours of enjoyment with your new farm addition.

 

But just like a yard, garden, or swimming pool, an arena will need maintenance—more so if it’s outdoors…