Category Archives: Animals

How To Keep Winter Predators Out of Your Coop

Winter brings extra challenges to your career in raising backyard chickens. In addition to winterizing your coop and keeping your flock healthy, you need to worry about predators stalking your birds in the cold. Food gets scarce in the winter, which means the local wildlife are more tempted than ever to make off with some…

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Crucial Tips for Choosing an Aquarium Lighting System

Crucial Tips for Choosing an Aquarium Lighting System

Home aquariums are some of the best ways to bring the beauty of the aquatic world into your own home. However, certain aspects of the building process can be a bit difficult for beginners to wrap their heads around. Lighting, in particular, can come with a series of challenges, depending on the type of tank…

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Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Traveling for the holidays this year will be far from normal—that is, if travel will be possible for you at all. If you plan to visit out-of-state family for a road trip or a cabin on the lake, you may need to find accommodations for any pets before you leave. While you have still have…

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Steps to Puppy-Proofing Your Home

Steps to Puppy-Proofing Your Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live their day-to-day lives. Many people are now working from home, which breaks down the barriers between work life and home life. It has also created distance from friends and socialization, making home a workspace, living space, and isolation area. Many people are finding the loneliness of…

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3 Facts Every First-Time Pet Owner Should Know

3 Facts Every First-Time Pet Owner Should Know

From young adults looking to expand their family to seniors looking for a companion in retirement, there’s no age limit on getting your first pet. That said, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind when you adopt your new four-legged friend. Owning a pet is both a delight and a responsibility, and…

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Bored? Try Goat Walking with the Family

Owners at Creme De La Crop Farm in Valparaiso found themselves without the time to take their goats walking, which is a much needed activity for the health and well-being of the goats. So, they came up with a method to have family volunteers walk the goats – which has turned out to be a…

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Best Animals to Have on Your Hobby Farm

Best Animals to Have on Your Hobby Farm

Hobby farms are great ways to produce your own food, make a little extra cash, and spend more time outdoors with some of nature’s greatest creatures. One of the best parts of owning a hobby farm is that you don’t have to rely on it as your sole source of income. This means you’re free…

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4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

If your family is looking for some extra fun and love, then a pet may be just the route to take. Now, this isn’t something you should take lightly or decide on a whim, but dogs are known to provide extra reasons to enjoy life. The rewards for adopting a pup far outweighs most concerns…

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Indiana County Fairs To Open With Restrictions

Breaking News: Porter County Fair Cancelled For ticket refunds, click here. Breaking News: LaPorte County Fair Cancelled Purdue Extension announced on Friday (May 15) that county 4-H fairs can occur after the Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30.  Local 4-H fair boards, 4-H councils and county extension educators may continue planning for…

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Most Common Beginner Aquarium Mistakes to Avoid

Most Common Beginner Aquarium Mistakes to Avoid

Building your first home aquarium is an exciting endeavor for many hobbyists. However, no matter home much research you do on setting up your tank, there’s still always the chance that you could make a few mistakes. Unfortunately, incorrectly building and caring for an aquarium can lead to devastating issues for your marine life. As…

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