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Fall Invaders

Beetles, bugs and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted to accumulations of insects that die in attics...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Holiday shopping on a budget

Although summer may not seem that far behind us, the holiday season will soon be here! Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays also...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Planning ahead – tips for beef producers

Spring-Calving Herds • If you have already done a pre-weaning working, revaccinate (booster) calves as needed. Treat calves for internal and external parasites. If you vaccinate calves yourself, be sure to store, handle and administer vaccines properly. • Schedule a pregnancy...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Diabetes and multivitamins

Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Many people believe...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Make sure to have a fun and safe Halloween

The candy, the costumes, the frights … and did I mention the candy? The fall is here again, and Halloween is once again upon us. Here are some tips about your child’s costume: • Your child’s costume should be made from flame retardant material. If it is a homemade costume, treat...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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Now is the time to think about your horses’ winter hay needs

It is hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you are a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies. How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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The side of the road

I don’t like to travel on the interstate. Oh sure, it gets you there faster, there’s no arguing with that. But at what price? Tension, headache, nerves. And once we get to our destination, there’s no feeling of satisfaction on having enjoyed the trip. If at all possible, I take...

If you know what a ‘Meeple’ is, then come join us Saturday!

I love tournaments and competition in general. Eight years ago, with the help of some others, I started a cornhole tournament for the NIBROC Festival. Four years ago, I looked around and noticed that NOBODY was planning 3-on-3 basketball tournaments anymore. I thought that was a...

Lady beetles making house calls

Lady beetles are widely recognized as beneficial insects. In the fall, they congregate to spend the cold winter months in sheltered sites: rock piles, tree holes, etc. However, the multicolored Asian lady beetle has a nuisance side. It is attracted to prominent terrain features,...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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