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Escaping Predators While Hiking

Playing in bear country, or any other predator’s country for that matter, is much different from dealing with these animals on our own turf. When you’re out in the wilderness, there are some things you should do to try and protect yourself. Camping is one situation where you may be ...

Repelling Snakes

If you’re having a problem with rodents or insects, one of the best things you can do is allow these snakes to live in your yard. If this isn’t something you can do, it may be easier than you thought to humanely repel the snakes. If you’re noticing several snakes around your home, it ...

Winter Protection: Best Forms of Home Security

For those living on large tracts of land such as farms and ranches, the threat of intruders carries more danger than for those in urban environments. There are more places for intruders to conceal themselves, there are risks from chemical and fuel tanks, and emergency responders take longer to ...

Choosing an Appropriate Firearm for Your Ranch or Homestead

Having firearms is a matter of personal choice and never a decision to be taken lightly. We have firearms at our ranch but we are uniquely qualified to have them because my husband is a retired police officer. I’m not going to go into firearms for hunting. That is the subject of another ...

Rattlesnake Season Begins

Rattlesnakes live all over our fair country. Since it’s our preference to live on farms or ranches, we have to adjust to the fact that we have to deal with poisonous snakes more than city people do. It’s the price we pay for getting to live a pastoral existence. A couple days ago our dog ...