FIELD NOTES - FARM

    Acres of Wisdom from Morrison's.


    It's Time to Order Spring Chicks

    It's that time of year again, when we ignore the snow on the ground and the cold in the air. It’s time for us to look ahead to spring and everything that it brings, including spring chicks! That's right, our order book is ready and this year we are carrying a couple of new breeds that we have not carried in the past.Read more...

    How to Choose a De-Icer for Your Stock Tank

    Everyone knows how important water is, and anyone who has horses or farm animals knows what a pain it is to chip away at ice in buckets during the cold winter months. So, as the cold weather moves in, one of the main questions we are asked is: “which de-icer should I buy?”Read more...

    Beware of Loss of Body Condition in Cold Weather

    Cold weather, particularly below freezing temperatures and cold rains, requires that owners pay careful attention to their horses to make certain that the horses maintain weight thru the winter months. Paying close attention to these three things, however, can help your horse get through the winter and be ready for spring.Read more...

    Winter Care for Laying Hens

    When winter arrives, one of the most common questions we are asked is, "how do I care for my chickens, and how do I keep them laying?" While a decline in egg production is inevitable once the days get shorter and temperatures drop, there are things you can do to keep your hens happy, healthy and providing some home fresh eggs during the winter.Read more...

    Protect Your Chickens from Frostbite

    Winter is here, the temperatures are dropping and if they continue to fall the threat of frostbite can become a real threat to your flock. So, what do you do if your chickens do get frostbit, and more importantly, how do you protect them from frostbite in the first place?Read more...

    The Importance of Grit

    There’s an advantage to not having teeth. Chickens never need to visit a dentist! But they have a dilemma, they can't break down their food like mammals can without a little help.Read more...

    Raising Chicks

    You put your name in the book in February and have been counting down the days until the chicks arrive. When you finally get that phone call that your babies are here, it suddenly hits you that you’ve never raised chickens before and you have no idea what you’re doing. Take a deep breath, because caring for chicks is actually quite simple and we’re here to help you every step of the way.Read more...

    The Benefits of Beekeeping

    You’ve done some research and you’re considering getting bees, but when weighing the pros and cons of having a backyard hive are you really taking into consideration all of the benefits that beekeeping can provide?Read more...

    The Basics of Beekeeping

    We have a major increase in interest for backyard beekeeping, and while we strongly encourage this, and have recently increased our beekeeping supply inventory, we want to make sure that before you order your bees, or build the hive you have a good understanding of what beekeeping consists of.Read more...

    Protecting the Bees

    It’s alarming to read the reports colony collapse disorder (CCD) and know that the honeybee populations are declining. We all want to know what is the cause, and more importantly how do we stop it? Many people believe that eliminating the use of Neonicotinoids will solve the problem, but can cutting out one class of pesticides really be the solution?Read more...