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Farm and Family

  • Don’t freeze poultry before putting them in the freezer

    Winter is here, and the temperature has dropped. This time of the year, I will usually receive a few questions about poultry care during freezing temperatures. During winter months, don’t worry about how cold it is because poultry are designed to withstand the cold. Their feathers offer plenty of heat and insulation to keep them warm, but things you should worry about are; clean thawed water, plenty of feed, good ventilation, lighting and flock safety.

  • Baby it’s cold outside: Keep firewood insects out of your home

     It is starting to feel a little more like winter. The temperature is dropping, and we have even had a few hard frosts.

    Back home in West Virginia, the cold temperatures meant one thing; start wheel barrowing firewood to our wood burning furnace in the basement garage. No matter what, we would find a few insects hitchhiking on the firewood and crawling from the firewood.

    Looking back, every load of firewood was potentially opening wood-infested insects into our home.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.