Insights and Articles for Home, Garden, Farm Supplies - Stockdales

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

Preserving Garden Goodies

After all the trouble of cultivating, planting, and maintaining your garden, now comes the best part — enjoying the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor. But if you don’t harvest and preserve your garden goodies correctly, all that work will…

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Removing Oil Stains from Concrete

With heavy equipment being put to constant use on the farm this time of year, oil leaks and spills on your concrete are bound to happen. Even parking your vehicle in your garage at night will often result in unsightly…

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Poultry waterer tips for hot summer days

Providing water for your poultry flock involves more than just filling up an old bowl you’d use for a cat or dog. Choosing a poultry waterer is a serious task as chickens need clean, fresh water in close range during…

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Preserving Homegrown Herbs

This spring and summer, homegrown herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary will be found in abundance in many gardens, producing plenty of flavor options for home chefs looking to add some pizzazz to their meal. Many gardeners might…

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Really Grain Free?

A healthy dog starts with a well-balanced diet. However, very few pet owners take the time to look at the ingredients in their pet’s food and understand the role that each one plays in their animal’s overall health. Grain-free dog…

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Controlling Algae in Water Tanks

Got Algae? You’re not alone. Algae buildup in stock tanks is a constant challenge that many livestock owners face during the summer months. Not only is this green slime unsightly, but some algae are even toxic to animals, especially when…

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Choosing the Best Fencing for your Livestock

Fencing is not a “one-size-fits-all” deal. Horses, cattle, goats, and sheep have distinct demeanors and tendencies that require different needs to be addressed. For example, the best fence option for your flighty horse might not be the best option for…

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High-Fat Horse Diets: Performance Horses

  A high-performing horse can have up to twice the calorie requirement as the same horse in a maintenance stage. Owners and trainers of performance horses often give more feed to meet that calorie need. Because horses can use fat as a calorie…

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

As Father’s Day draws close, we want to spend time this week reflecting on the contributions that our fathers and father-figures have made in our lives. This Sunday, we have the opportunity to plan something memorable for our dads to…

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Tips to Keep Your Grill Clean

There is no better way to spend an evening than grilling and enjoying delicious home-cooked recipes with friends and family. And with the onset of cooler, fall temperatures just around the corner, grilling season is at a climax. It doesn’t…

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