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Come join us for an awesome event. Our Horse Owners Workshop will include a free BBQ dinner from Smoke Sessions BBQ. They will be opening in May at Holt Ranch and Feed so this is a chance for a free preview of what is coming. There will also be coupons and other giveaways. Everyone will leave with a giveaway.
Join Holt Ranch & Feed for a Low-Cost Vet Clinic on April 20th
The vet clinic will be here from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Register at http://thevaluevet.com/
Give it to the birds!
Move the tree outside and create your own backyard bird buffet!
Find a place outside where the tree is sheltered from the winds, and stand it upright instead of on its side. Birds prefer a tree that is off the ground and way from predators. Attach it to a pole or fence if necessary.
Get the entire family involved, especially the kids. If you have pinecones have them add peanut butter to the pinecones and then hang them in the tree. Or roll the peanut butter pine cone in bird seed, or press dried cranberries, raisins, or sunflower seeds into the peanut butter. Other ideas include stringing popcorn and cranberries and hanging the strings in the tree.
Cardinals, finches, and grosbeaks love popcorn. Cedar waxwings and robins will appreciate cranberries and raisins. Another idea is to cut an orange in half, take out the pulp, and fill it with homemade suet. This provides a good energy source for woodpeckers, chickadees, and nuthatches.
Looking for wild bird seed? Come see us, we have a great selection of bird seed and houses.
Create a fish habitat.
Sink your tree in a pond (with permission, of course). In deep water, old trees become habitats for fish and aquatic insects. In shallow wetlands, trees can act as barriers to sand and soil erosion—though currently only the State of Louisiana has a tree-based restoration project in place.
Mulch your tree.
Cut off the boughs and place them on the ground like a blanket to protect plants that are susceptible to windburn, plants that are marginally hardy in your area, and plants that might come up early and be nipped by a late spring frost, such as fall-planted pansies or early emerging perennials.
Find out if your town or city has a special day for picking up Christmas trees or a place where you can take them after the holidays.
Save $2 off any size bag with coupon. Click here to print coupon.
Everyone is welcome–from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.
Participants may also send in photographs of the birds they see for the GBBC photo contest. A selection of images is posted in the online photo gallery.
Why count birds?
Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations are dynamic; they are constantly in flux. No single scientist or team of scientists could hope to document and understand the complex distribution and movements of so many species in such a short time.
Scientists use the GBBC information, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. The longer these data are collected, the more meaningful they become in helping scientists investigate far-reaching questions, like these:
• How will the weather influence bird populations?
• Where are winter finches and other “irruptive” species that appear in large numbers during some years but not others?
• How will the timing of birds’ migrations compare with past years?
• How are bird diseases, such as West Nile virus, affecting birds in different regions?
• What kinds of differences in bird diversity are apparent in cities versus suburban, rural, and natural areas?
The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Want to save money in the new year? Sign up for the Purina Rewards Program and receive coupons for the Purina products you use most often. Bring coupons to Holt Ranch & Feed and save! Sign up today!
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- Educational e-newsletters with care, management and feed information and special offers
- Priority notification about retail savings and promotional events
- Invitations to web-based educational events
- Priority notification of new product launches
Coupons are not transferable and may only be used by the member to whom issued. Coupons are coupons for discounts off future purchases at participating Purina® Feed retail store locations within the U.S., and may only be redeemed for a discount off purchase amounts equal to or greater than the amount of the sum of the coupon(s) presented for redemption, excluding sales tax. Coupons may be used in conjunction with most other discounts or offers toward the purchase of products, not to exceed the purchase amount. Coupons will expire on the date printed on back of the coupon. Coupons have no cash value and no change will be given for Reward Certificate redemption. Coupons may be used only once.
Purina has updated the line of Horseman’s Edge horse feeds and reintroduced them as Purina Impact horse feed. These are the same line of products available in new packaging. With more than 85 years of research behind them, Purina Impact horse feeds offer the following benefits:
- Formulated by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists for Optimal Nutrition
- High Quality Protein for Muscle Maintenance
- Added Fat for Sustainable Energy & Healthy Hair Coat
- Vitamin & Mineral Fortification for Bone Structure and Immune System Support
- Quality Ingredients that are Highly Digestible and Naturally Palatable
- Nutritionally Balanced so No Nutritional Supplements Are Needed
Find out more information about Purina Impact horse products here.