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Read the latest articles from the experts at Stockdale’s and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative.

Jumpstart spring with late-winter lawn, garden care

March is almost here — the month when lawns and gardens begin waking up and those with “green thumbs” start itching to get outdoors. While the strong possibility of frosty nights and freezing weather still persists, there are many tasks…

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Spice up your home-cooked meals with cast iron

After almost one year at home, are you in a rut with home-cooked meals? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us have run through our entire repertoire of our usual meals and are struggling for new ideas. Try spicing up…

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Winter Check-up for the Beef Herd

Winter is in full swing and most beef producers are busy keeping hay in front of their cows, providing supplemental feed, and checking newborn calves. During this critical time, it is easy to be caught up in the hectic daily…

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Repotting can cure your winter blues

If you’re eager to get your hands back into the soil, now’s a great time to get your fingernails dirty! Mid-winter is perfect for repotting your indoor plants since many plants need to be transplanted into larger containers every two…

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Beware of winter hazards for pets

Winter can be a dangerous time for pets if special care isn’t taken to protect them. Here are some of the most common cold-weather hazards and ways to keep dogs and cats safe. Hypothermia and frostbite — All pets need…

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Automatic Watering Benefits

Water is crucial to the well-being of livestock and horses. But providing continual fresh, clean water to these animals can be a challenge for owners who do so through the use of water troughs. The water can become stagnant and…

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A Feeding Frenzy

Food is one of the basic needs for the birds that visit your yard this winter. Providing feed for these birds adds a colorful attraction to your winter landscape and helps those that are unable to migrate or find a…

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Fireplace Safety

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing more delightful than a warming fireplace.  However, before you fire up the household hearth, let us remind you of a few simple safety rules that can help make your fireplace warm and…

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Need a gate? Get one that fits its purpose

By Jeff Wilkerson, TFC Hardware Product Manager There’s no question about the quality of gates made in LaVergne that carry the Co-op label. However, the best gate in the world won’t hold up or serve the purpose if it’s not…

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Fun Facts About Christmas

Take time out from the holiday hustle-and-bustle while enjoying these fun facts about Christmas: Most music historians agree the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with all its confusing rigmarole of lords-a-leaping and swans-a-swimming was meant to teach children their…

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Eight Tiny Reindeer

Of course, we all know reindeer power Santa’s sleigh, but here are a few other interesting facts about these animals: Reindeer or caribou are the most domesticated members of the deer family. In northern Europe, they have been domesticated for…

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Help your Lawn Weather the Winter

Even though your lawn will go into dormancy during the winter, don’t treat it as if it is dead. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind: Keep leaves and other debris on the lawn to a minimum.…

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