1. Overalls - The Rise of Garden Pant Fashion

    How did overalls suddenly become so popular? It’s gone from traditional farmwear to fashion icon.  And it’s not just a trend that targets men or women but it’s both masculine and feminine all at the same time.

    Take men’s traditional garb, for example. Like sandals and skirts, people tend to have strong opinions about whether men can wear (and look good in) overalls. Overalls, the thinking goes, are acceptable fare for toddlers, railroaders and for extremely rugged men who can build things with their bare hands. Wear them outside of these approved zones and you’re likely to get mocked by someone — your mom or your friends, perhaps.

    Until recently, that is. Now that everyone wears workwear to work no matter what they do for a living, now that

  2. CBD to the Rescue

    Within the last 10 years the rise of CBD and hemp products has exploded. More people are understanding the natural and holistic benefits CBD has to offer. CBD is quickly becoming one of the most popular natural remedies to aid many ailments and to keep not only yourself healthy, but your animals, as well.

    With the awareness of side effects from prescription drugs growing, people are turning to the safe and healthy alternative treatments using CBD. This plant extraction can help you and your pets with myriad issues, including:

    • Cancer treatment
    • Heart function
    • Seizures
    • Tumors
  3. The Essential Supply List for Canning

    You know that harvest you’re growing this summer? Those fresh cucumbers or green beans you’ve handpicked from your garden? What are you going to do with them?

    We think there’s something special about a fresh jar of homemade jam when winter arrives. Imagine toasting some fresh bread, sipping a hot beverage and heading out to meet the day with a full tummy. Or what about biting into a crispy pickle from those extra cucumbers or tomatoes you harvested over summer? Sometimes it’s that tasty snack that gets you through the day.

    With the right

  4. Know Before You Go | New Colorado Licensing Requirements (Even If You Don't Hunt Or Fish)

    More than ever, people are wanting to get out in the sun and enjoy the outdoors. With state parks, lakes and reservoirs now re-opening everyone is more than ready to reconnect with nature. Everything from camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and all outdoor activities are now open, people cannot wait to get out.

     But wait, friends! There is a new law that just passed that many people are unaware of before going to Colorado State Wildlife Area and State Trust Land campgrounds, lakes and reservoirs.

    As of July 1, it is mandatory that ANYONE who is wanting to step foot in a state park, including lakes and reservoirs MUST hav

  5. Code of the West: Celebrating National Day of the Cowboy

    Every year on the fourth Saturday of July, a different symbol of the American hero is celebrated: Cowboys.

    National Day of the Cowboy on July 25, 2020, is a day to commemorate all the cowboys and cowgirls who have played an iconic role in the nation’s western culture and heritage.

    As Americans moved out West the demand for cattle was growing significantly. With more than 5 million head of cattle, cowboys moved their herds to follow the profits.

    The draw of riches and adventure mounted on a horse and a backdrop of the Great Plains truly painted the image of the American cowboy.

    Where the dust settles reveal much of the stoic truth of the American cowboy and cowgirl. The life of a cowboy required an

  6. Natural Insecticides | Killing Pests Softly – A Less-Toxic Resource

    If you’re having the urge to kill those evil little things that are sucking the life out of your plants, know that there are less-toxic, naturally-derived – but still effective – alternatives to the aggressive stuff. Here’s what to look for if you suddenly find yourself drawn down the insecticide aisle.

    If you’re suddenly drawn down the insecticide aide, this following list will offer some of our favorite, all-natural, inexpensive, organic methods for making bug-busting pesticides for around your home and garden.

    Neem Oil

  7. Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit, the More You Pick, the More They Fruit

    Snap beans are a great staple for most vegetable gardens. Whether you grow them up a trellis (pole bean varieties) or let them grow low to the ground (bush bean varieties), they’re easy to grow, grow quickly, and provide a decent harvest per plant. Beans are also relatively pest-resistant (at least in my experience) so that’s a big bonus when growing organically. Kids love picking them and there’s nothing better than fresh steamed green beans straight from your garden on your dinner plate. One thing that some gardeners don’t know is that a lot of vegetables actually produce more throughout the growing season the more often you harvest. Snap beans, cucumbers, and okra are just a few of these.

    This weekend I picked my first harvest of bush beans and thought it might be a good topic to discus

  8. Gear Up and Chill Out | Beat the Heat Through Keeping Cool

    NOTE: This is the third in a series of blogs related to the rising heat of summer temperatures.

    Keep your greenhouse, barn, warehouse, livestock, home or business cool with the proper circulation or exhaust fans. To maintain plant health and livestock safety from overheating during the warm summer months, we recommend circulation fans, misting and fogging systems, as well as air coolers. Put air cooling and circulation where you need it most. High-quality portable fans

  9. Time to Go Fish! Beat the Heat By Taking Up Fishing

    NOTE: This is the first in a series of blogs related to the rising heat of summer temperatures.

    Looking for new ways to adventure responsibly and relax this summer? Fishing just might be the perfect activity that’s low-risk, inclusive, not too gear heavy and one of the original forms of social distancing.

    It also can be an activity that’s close to home and easy for the entire family to unwind for an afternoon and beat the heat.

    Whether you’re dropping a line in a neighborhood lake or packing the family tent for a weekend excursion, here’s how to make the most of your next fishing adventure.

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  10. Gear Up and Get Paddlin'! Beat the Heat Through the Art of Paddleboarding

    NOTE: This is the second in a series of blogs related to the rising heat of summer temperatures.

    While the temperatures are heating up, sometimes there’s nothing better than to take a dip in a cool lake or pool. If you’re looking for a way to keep cool while the heat rises and finding an activity that’s not only serene and tranquil but also provides a healthy dose of a workout, check out paddleboarding.

    Paddleboarding is a fun and relaxing activity that allows you to explore the waters without actually swimming or floating in it. It is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world and has been adapted to incorporate other enjoyable activities.