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Home /Animal Care /DonkeysDDonkeysAngelia Silvera (The Donkey Listener) On Training DonkeysAugust 6, 2020The Tennessee-based donkey trainer lets us in on some entry level dos and don’ts when it comes to training the personable and affectionate equine.6 Tips on Barn Ventilation to Protect Livestock in WinterNovember 11, 2019Winter is not the time to latch the barn closed.

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Glass Gem Corn: The Crown Jewel of Heirloom Seed Varieties

Kari Spencer is a Master Gardener volunteer and a local gardening and homesteading speaker. Her family operates The Micro Farm Project. When you consider corn, what comes to mind? A common yellow vegetable? A healthy snack? Or a crop that is grown for livestock feed and fuel? How about a beautiful piece of art?
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How to Make Dirty Clothes Smell Good Without Washing Them

Denise is a psychiatric nurse. She is passionate about writing, photography, travel, cooking, holistic health, adventure, and family. When my daughters were growing up, there came a time when I returned to work full time. After that, it was everyone for themselves when it came to laundry. I was still responsible for the household laundry, such as linens, but my girls had to learn early how to do their own laundry.
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Grandpa's High Chair: How to Refinish and Update an Antique

I refinished and updated an heirloom high chair that was first purchased in 1914 for my expectant great grandmother. A Family HeirloomJanuary promises to bring many changes for my husband and me as we& 39;re expecting our very first child! Aside from our trepidations about being new parents, we& 39;re preparing to the best of our ability by purchasing the obligatory crib, changing table, stroller, car seat, diapers, and burp cloths.
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How to Find Adjustable Beds for Seniors That Suit Your Needs

Beverley Byer has been writing professionally for a number of years. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers. If you’re in the market for an adjustable bed, knowing what to shop for can be tough. You have to consider your needs (and perhaps a partner’s), the type of adjustable base you should get, the type of mattress to compliment it, cost, where to shop, and other factors.
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How to Winterize a Lawn Mower

Anthony enjoys spending time in the workshop, the kitchen, the garden and out fishing. Many of his projects are featured in his yard. A Little Maintenance Will Save You Time and Money Next SpringWinterizing your lawn mower is an annual ritual and symbolizes the end of the summer. After cutting the grass and mulching all of the fallen leaves for the last time of the season, take a few minutes to winterize your lawn mower.
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How to Successfully Live Off the Grid as a Family

LTM& 39;s small farm is completely off the grid. Her family uses solar and alternative power sources for lighting, cooking, animal fencing, etc.All but one of my children are grown up, so the time seemed right for our family to try sustainable living. Successfully living off the grid requires lifestyle changes.
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How to Make Your Own Backyard Pond

HistoryI have enjoyed my backyard ponds for over twelve years now. Yes, I did say ponds, but don& 39;t think it& 39;s a big deal, they are both small. One is a preformed plastic pond, and the other we dug and put a liner in.Humans have been fascinated with ponds for centuries. There were ponds in Mesopotamia, & 34;water gardens& 34; in Assyria, Egyptian and Persian garden ponds too.
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Is the Yellow Rose of Texas From Texas?

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Everyone knows that the song, The Yellow Rose of Texas, refers to a woman but not everyone knows that there is a rose called The Yellow Rose of Texas. And it& 39;s not even from Texas!
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How to Stop Woodpeckers From Damaging Your House

At a very young age, Connie learned from her Grandma Pearl to observe and love backyard birds. She stills feeds and studies them every day. Why Do Woodpeckers Peck on Houses?If you have ever been awakened by a woodpecker banging away at your house, you know the frustration that can bring. We have a metal chimney pipe that apparently makes an amazing sound to a woodpecker.
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How to Get a Green Bell Pepper to Turn Red

I& 39;m a gardener and nature-lover that enjoys giving tips on how to get the perfect red pepper. When we go to the grocery store, we can easily tell the difference between the green peppers and the red peppers. The color is usually either fully green or fully red, and the bells are priced accordingly.
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How to Remove Dents From Stainless Steel Appliances

My husband and I have sought out various ways to fix dents in our stainless steel appliances over the years. Here& 39;s what we learned. If you& 39;re lucky enough to have a stainless steel appliance set in your kitchen, you know just how nice they look and how much you want to keep them looking new.
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How to Change Lawn Mower Oil: No Fancy Tools Needed!

Eugene has a keen interest in DIY and gardening. Over a 30 year period he has also become self taught in garden power tool maintenance. Lawn Mower MaintenanceMotor oil is an essential requirement of all engines. It has several functions including lubrication of metal parts in contact (reducing friction), cooling, keeping surfaces clean, sealing and corrosion inhibition.
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Crown of Thorns: An Interesting Houseplant

I love to be out in the refreshing mountain air, taking in the beauty that surrounds me, and tending to beautiful plant life. When I was growing up, my mom had a Crown of Thorns plant that always fascinated me with its cute little red flowers and long spikes growing up the stems. I now have my own Crown of Thorns; it has dark green leaves with tiny red flowers, and blooms nearly all year round.
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Mouse and Rat Poison: What They're Not Telling Us

Connie knows how very important natural habitats are. That& 39;s why she cares about safer rodent-removal practices. Most people can identify with the scenario of finding a mouse in their home and wanting to do whatever it takes to remove it. Little do these people know that the warnings on rodent-killing products should also read: “Keep out of reach of all things great and small, bright and beautiful,” because they really are & 34;death in a box.
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Creative Ideas for Curtain Tiebacks

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. Curtain tiebacks have been used throughout history. Their original purpose was strictly functional in nature—to let air and light into a room. While we still use them for that reason, tiebacks have become quite the home decorating accessory.
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Grow Aeonium Arboreum Sunburst in Your Succulent Garden

Sherry has maintained homes and landscaped yards for 48 years in Southern California. She has collected water-wise succulents for 12 years. An Easy Care Succulent for LandscapingAeonium arboreum & 39;Sunburst& 39; is a striking succulent plant to use as a mass planting for big impact and bright color.
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How to Use a String Trimmer Properly, Without Breaking the Line!

Eugene is an avid gardener and has been passionate about growing things for over 40 years.Twitter @EugenesDIYDenWhat is a String Trimmer?This garden power tool has many names depending on where you live in the world, but one thing is sure, it certainly beats a hedge shears for trimming and edging! Like most power tools nowadays, they are available in gas, electric corded and rechargeable battery cordless versions.
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How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Barbara enjoys writing about the things I love. Her hobbies include gardening, crochet, reading the Bible, cooking, and home remedies. If you want to grow a giant pumpkin that sets a world record or gets a blue ribbon at the fair, you will find the secrets here. Maybe you just want to grow a few for jack-o-lanterns.
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Create a Beautiful Garden in a Small Space

Helen has been an online writer for over six years. She is a Cardiff-based artist who loves gardens and all things botanical. A Lovely Garden Sanctuary in a Small Urban SpaceYou may think that enjoying a meal and a glass of wine in dappled sunlight surrounded by birdsong and scented flowers is a luxury, but the smallest city space can be transformed into a green idyll and there is room for a small tree in the tiniest garden.
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