Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Caring For Your Feathered Friends in the Winter

Feeding your feathered friends is a great way to enjoy the winter. Birds can brighten up any dreary day with their chirping and games around the bird bath or feeder. You will also be doing the birds a great service by providing them with food and water for the winter. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your backyard for Missouri’s wild birds.

Wild Birds in Missouri Winters


Many birds will migrate south for the Winter, but there are a few who will stay and weather the Winter with us. Different birds have different methods of eating, so when you are deciding what type of feeder to get, you should keep that in mind. Juncos and sparrows are ground feeders while other birds may prefer the hanging feeders. A tube feeder will be your best choice for attracting the widest variety of birds. Here are a few of the species you can expect to see in Missouri.

  • House finches
  • House sparrows
  • Tufted titmice
  • American goldfinches
  • Pine siskins
  • Downy woodpeckers
  • Black-capped chickadees
  • Northern cardinals
  • Dark-eyed juncos
  • American robins
  • European starlings
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • White-Breasted Nuthatch


Find the Best Spot for Your Feeder


When placing your bird feeder in your yard, you need to place it strategically. You’ll want your feeder to be at least five feet off the ground unless it’s a feeding tray, and 6 - 10 feet away from bushes or trees for cover. By keeping it high enough from the ground, you can keep squirrels and cats from bothering the birds while they’re eating. You'll want to keep it close enough to the bushes so that if a predator does approach, the birds will have somewhere to fly - though you don’t want your feeder so close to the cover that the predators could wait in ambush.

Care for Your Wild Birds


Birds who live in Missouri for the Winter count on us to help take care of them. While there are natural resources for birds, like berries, seeds and nuts, they don’t last long into the winter, and other animals and birds will have eaten them. Aside from feeding the birds, you can also place a bird bath in your yard. A bird bath allows these feathered friends a place to sit and preen their feathers and have thawed water to drink. Birds could find streams, lakes and ponds for their water, but sometimes these options become frozen in the winter. You can help the birds by replacing the water on a regular basis so it won't freeze. You can also come out to Camdenton Farm & Garden and purchase a bird bath heater to keep the water thawed. We have all of the tools you’ll need to care for winter birds in Missouri, and we’d love to help you get stocked up.

Winter Birds at the Lake of the Ozarks


Bird feeders are such beautiful way to brighten up a dull Winter day. Many different species inhabit the Ozarks through the Winter, and you’ll be able to learn more about the wildlife in the area. We have the best selection of bird feeders, seed and bird baths at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not to mention corn cobs for the squirrels so they won’t feel the need to invade your bird feeders! It's time to start a wonderful winter tradition, let Camdenton Farm & Garden help.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Differences Between Hay and Straw

While hay and straw may look very similar, there are several differences. Hay is grown for the purpose of providing nutrients for livestock and animals while straw is a byproduct of different kinds of crops. As you're making plans for farming and planting at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring, here are a few things to remember when deciding what you should plant.

Hay


There are several varieties and types of hay, as well as different ways you can use them. Alfalfa, red clover, timothy, Bermuda grass and tall fescue are types of hay that are grown as feed crops for animals. They can feed many different animals, from horses to rabbits. The nutritional value of hay is dependent on the time of year it's harvested as well. Early maturity harvest will contain more nutrients, compared to hay that is harvested closer to the time of seed production.

Straw


While hay is used for its nutritional value, straw has a more diverse purpose and can be made from a variety of grain crops. Some farmers will leave the stalks behind and then till them into the soil to return what little nutrients are left. Straw can also be used as bedding for large animals, as well as plant cover in the winter or mulching in the summer. Straw is a highly valuable renewable energy source, and burning straw can be used to generate power. You can also use straw for composting into gardens, or in place of dirt. A bale of straw can be used as a planting medium for garden vegetables, while a wet bale will decay from the inside out, providing a fertile bed for potatoes and herbs.

Best Livestock Products at the Lake of the Ozarks


No matter what your plans are for your straw or hay, Camdenton Farm & Garden has everything you need to make the right selection and answer any questions you may have. We have many varieties of seed for your farm, and we would love to help you choose the right type. In addition to seed, we also carry fertilizers and other livestock grains and proteins at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are your one stop shop for livestock products, so come visit us and find just what you need before planting seasons starts up.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Pet Supplies and Christmas Gifts at Camdenton Farm & Garden

When you're looking for the perfect gift for your furry friend this Christmas season, you can find it at Camdenton Farm & Garden! From toys to tools, we have everything to take care of your furry friend. Christmas is also a very popular time of year to add a new pet to your family - so you can make us your one stop shop for getting everything you need for your new family member!


We Have the Best Pet Toys at the Lake of the Ozarks


This Christmas, give your pet a new toy! We have a large selection of pet toys at the Lake of the Ozarks that will make your pets happy Christmas morning and occupied for hours more. From stocking stuffers to gifts to go under the tree, stop in and pick up a great toy for your furry friend.


Pet Supplies at the Lake of the Ozarks


We also have a large variety of leashes, collars, and medicines. While you're picking up your Christmas gifts for your pets, you can also pick up any of the tools that you'll need to care for them for the months to come.


Large Selection of Pet Food at the Lake of the Ozarks

We have many varieties of pet food to choose from. Whether you have a hamster or a large dog, our food selection is varied and extensive. If you have a special food brand or specific dietary needs, contact us about them. We can special order some brands and blends to help keep your pet fed, and loving it!



Gifts for Everyone!

If you're still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone in your life, we have a wide selection of gifts for the entire family. Our beautiful selection of ceramic pots and gardening accessories will be a perfect fit for anyone in your life with a green thumb. We also have some cute yard accessories and bird feeders to decorate your loved one's porch.


Farming, Gardening, and More


Camdenton Farm and Garden has the tool necessary to help you and your farm. We have a wide variety of livestock supplies from your smallest to your largest. We also carry livestock feed for those same animals. If you are looking for a local place to buy your gardening tools, you've come to the right place! We can help you choose the best product for your needs, and answer your questions about those same products. Visit us today and stock up, not only on your Christmas gifts but on your farming and gardening supplies too!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

GREAT Gifts for Everyone at Camdenton Farm & Garden

Christmas is around the corner and you only have a few weeks to find the perfect gift! We may be known for our gardening and farming supplies, but we have a wonderful selection of gifts throughout the store that can be perfect for that special someone. Check out these fun gifts you can find at Camdenton Farm & Garden this Christmas.

Gifts for the Bird-Lover


We have many beautiful bird feeders at the Lake of the Ozarks. Winter is a wonderful time to prepare the feeders, stock up on seed and get ready to spot your favorite birds. We have many varieties of bird seed as well, so you can give your loved one a whole bird feeding set! If you know that your mom would love to watch her feathered friends play in a new bird bath, we have many beautiful selections. We also have plenty of accessories to go with them, like a bird bath de-icer!



Gifts for the Gardener


Whether you have an apartment garden, or you plan an acre long masterpiece - we have the tools necessary to make your gardening season even better. We have a large variety of heirloom seeds at the Lake of the Ozarks so you won't have to drive to Mansfield, Missouri for your favorite Baker's Creek seeds. We also stock many beautiful planters that will be perfect for your friends or family who keep gardening all winter long.


Gifts for the Kids


When you want to instill a love of the outdoors and wildlife into your children, we have the necessary tools to do that. Give your kids a fun bird feeder from Camdenton Farm & Garden, and use it to teach the different bird species. We also have beautiful terrariums that can be used to teach kids about gardening. They can plant it themselves and then learn about caring for those plants even through the winter months.


Gifts for the Furry Friend


Any pet lover will enjoy getting gifts from Camdenton Farm & Garden. We have a large selection of dog foods, and they can be special ordered as well. We also have fun toys and accessories for your pets, so if you will be getting your child a pet for Christmas, you can stock up on the best pet supplies at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Best Gifts at the Lake of the Ozarks


When you're looking for that perfect gift for friends or family, you can find just the thing at Camdenton Farm & Garden. We have unique items that will be a fun addition to your Christmas celebrations. We don't just provide you with excellent gifts, but we can provide the tools that will help you with your farm and your garden. Come in a take a look before Christmas and we'll help you find something for that outdoor loving person in your life.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Camdenton Farm & Garden Holiday Pet Costume Contest

Welcome to the NEW blog for Camdenton Farm & Garden. Through this blog, we will be able to provide important information about farming and gardening at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as information about sales and contests offered at our store! There is never a dull moment around here, and we're glad to be able to keep you involved in all of the fun! 

It's time to dress your pet in their holiday best, for the Camdenton Farm & Garden Holiday Pet Costume Contest at the Lake of the Ozarks! For the month of December, we will be reviewing the cutest pets in the area, and the winner will receive two large bags of pet food. There's no better way to say Merry Christmas to your furry friend than with their favorite food! Get your camera ready, and your little pooch all dressed up because it's time to enter the contest!

Holiday Pet Costume Contest Rules


1. One entry per person, please. 

2. Pet photos must be submitted by e-mail to: camdentoncenter@sbcglobal.net

3. By submitting a photo, contestants agrees to allow Camdenton Farm & Garden to post the contestant’s pet photo to their business Facebook and use the submitter’s e-mail for direct sales to the submitter, in the future. The e-mails will not be given or sold to any third parties. The submitters may opt out of emails, at any time, in the future. 

4. Photo submissions must occur between 12/1/15 until midnight on 12/18/15. Please make sure that your pet’s costume has a holiday theme. The winning contestant will be notified no later than Tuesday, December 22, 2015, that their submission has won. The grand prize is two large bags of either Diamond Professional, Taste Of The Wild, Propac, or Diamond Naturals dog or cat food, as well as a photo of the winner and their pet on our website. All other contestants will receive a $2.00 off coupon towards their next purchase of a large bag of these foods. These will be sent via the e-mail that the contestant submitted and must be used by 2/1/16. 

5. We ask that all contestants, at the time their pet’s picture is posted on Camdenton Farm & Garden’s Facebook page,”like” Camdenton Farm & Garden, “like” their pet’s (and any others that they appreciate), and share with their friends. The number of “likes” that each contestant receives will be considered in naming the winner.

6. Although no residency rules apply, the winning contestant must pick up their prize in person and the prizes are not transferrable. We will also ask that the winner bring their pet to our store, with or without their costume, to claim their prize, so that we can be sure that the photos were originals.

7. By entering photos, contestants realize that Facebook is not held accountable for any aspect of this contest.


What to Expect from Our New Blog


We hope you like our new blog! We will keep you informed on relevant topics about our business. We will be making posts about all of the products we have available in our store, and how they will benefit you. As well as featuring blogs about gardening tips, ways to improve your yard with bird feeders and planters, and the best livestock products at the Lake of the Ozarks. You won't want to miss any of this great information, so be sure to Like our Facebook Page and other social media channels, so you can keep in touch.

You Can Find Everything YOU Need at Camdenton Farm & Garden!


We are your one stop shop for farming, gardening and pet supplies at the Lake of the Ozarks. We carry a large supply of pet food for your dogs or cats, as well as bird feed for your feathered friends. We also stock a multitude of farming supplies. From livestock feed to straw and mineral blocks, we carry it all! Keep us in mind this season for fabulous gifts for the entire family as you prepare for Christmas!


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