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  1. How to Choose a Hydraulic Oil

    How to Choose a Hydraulic Oil

    It pays to be picky when it comes to choosing a hydraulic fluid. Sure, your equipment may run on a less-than-optimal viscosity of hydraulic fluid; however, not using the best lubricant for your machine may shorten its life in the long run. Here's the info you need to pick the best hydraulic oil for your machine. Continue reading →

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  2. Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats to Keep You Warm

    Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats to Keep You Warm

    We Carry A  Wide Assortment Of Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats  For The Winter Winter can be harsh, but it shouldn't slow you down. Whether you're working out in the farm, tending the ranch, or just trying to survive winter without turning into an icicle, here are some great choices for winter coats from Carhartt. Known for their durability and...

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  3. How to Dispose of Your Live Christmas Tree

    How to Dispose of Your Live Christmas Tree

    Your Live Christmas Tree Needs A Proper Disposal The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas music, the lights are coming down, and everyone's getting ready for New Years celebrations. Meanwhile, that live Christmas tree you and your family had so much fun chopping down and decorating is becoming more of a fire hazard with every passing day....

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  4. How To Exercise Your Dog in the Winter

    How To Exercise Your Dog in the Winter

    Tips To Help You Exercise Your Dog During The Winter The leaves finished falling a while ago. If you live in the north, you probably look outside to see a blanket of snow; in the south, the air is brisker and you're probably spending more time indoors. Likewise, your dog isn't enjoying the freedom of warm weather and long walks these days. Being...

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  5. How to Keep Your Live Christmas Tree Fresh

    How to Keep Your Live Christmas Tree Fresh

    There's nothing quite like a live Christmas tree. But the work isn't done after you and the family chop it down, haul it home, and set it up. Live Christmas trees continue to dry out after you cut them down. Your tree will soon start to lose its needles and look a little less jolly. Here's how you can extend the life of your Christmas tree and...

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  6. How to Maintain a Beehive

    How to Maintain a Beehive

    If you're reading this, chances are you're thinking about becoming a beekeeper. Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby, and it's not as overwhelming as it seems. Not only does it help the environment by bolstering the bee population, but you get free honey out of it! Maintaining a beehive is a relatively simple process, from setting up the hive to...

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  7. The Difference Between Italian and Carniolan Honey Bees

    The Difference Between Italian and Carniolan Honey Bees

    Most people don't realize that there are several different types of honey bees out there, which can make starting your hive a confusing process. You may have thought all honey bees were the same, but different species have specific traits and characteristics. Some species produce more honey, bigger hives, and some are more aggressive. Choose a...

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  8. Winterizing a Push Lawn Mower

    Winterizing a Push Lawn Mower

    If you haven't done this yet, the time is now! Failing to properly winterize your lawn mower can result in hundreds of dollars worth of repairs next season. So if you've been dragging your feet, you'd better get moving. Even if you're storing your lawn mower in a garage, shed or basement, you need to winterize it. Don't worry, though -- winterizing...

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  9. How to Set Up a Beehive

    How to Set Up a Beehive

    Chances are if you're reading this you're either considering ordering bees or you already have. Before you receive your bees, you need to have the hive set up and ready to go. Failure to transport the bees into the hive within 24 hours can be damaging. But don't worry -- setting up a hive is simple and easy! Keep reading for instructions on how to...

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  10. Everything You Need to Start Beekeeping

    Everything You Need to Start Beekeeping

    Beekeeping can seem like an overwhelming hobby for beginners. Truthfully, beekeeping is a relatively easy pastime that rewards hobbyists by providing honey and helping to pollinate gardens and flowerbeds. As with any hobby, starting up can be an expensive and daunting task. Before you order your hive, you need to make sure you have all the...

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