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Saddles for Sale
Published On: January 12, 2017
Saddles for Sale If you’re thinking of purchasing saddles for sale, it’s best to buy from a company that really knows what they’re talking about. As a store that specializes in farm and country life, we know which saddles will work perfect for your situation. Whether you’re new to riding or an expert, we have the saddles that will give you a comfortable and safe ride. Different Types of Saddles There are different types of Western Saddles that have varying seats depths and seat padding depending on your comfort level and the amount of...
Riding Lawn Mowers: Fast Facts
Published On: January 18, 2016
Riding lawn mowers are the best option for those who want to get the job done quickly. Regular grass mowing will be necessary. If you have a large yard to mow, you may be considering a riding mower. Below are some helpful facts that might help in your decision. Benefits of Riding Lawn Mowers Using a riding mower is much faster than mowing with a push mower. If your health prevents you from using a push mower, a riding mower allows you to maintain your yard without hiring an outside professional.  Riding lawn mowers...
Winter Lawn Care
Published On: January 14, 2016
As the most neglected season of the year, you need to make sure to stay on top of your winter lawn care. It can be tempting to stay indoors when the temperature drops below freezing, but this is the time when your lawn needs you more than ever! You probably put the lawn mower away when there’s no longer a need to mow.   However, there are a few actions you can take during the winter that can ensure a beautiful, lush yard once spring rolls around again. Keep it Clean When going outside becomes less...
Spotting Weather Trends For Your Farm
Published On: December 22, 2015
Agriculture climatologists live for the moments when weather data reveals a trend or pattern that’s useful for farmers, and keeping updated on weather trends is the best option for you and your farm. There are many types of weather cycles and millions of data points to ponder, but the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a good place to start. La Niña For now, ENSO is in the warming phase (El Niño) and climatologists are trying to find out if or when it will revert back to the cooling phase (La Niña) and for...
Maintaining a home that’s both pet friendly and clean can be a struggle. You love your pets, but you probably don’t love the fur, odors and messes they leave around the house.  But it is possible to have pets without having your home look or smell like them as long as you take care to groom and clean up after them regularly and effectively. Control the fur When you have a pet, fur inevitably ends up everywhere, but you can help control the fur with a few simple actions. There are pet vacuums available...
How to Treat and Prevent an Obese Dog
Published On: October 28, 2015
Around 25% of dogs in the United States are overweight, and an obese dog is not a healthy dog. Canine obesity is the most common nutritional disease today for dogs. Just like humans, scary health issues are associated with weight gain. Keeping your dog at a healthy weight can help reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, orthopedic problems, and possibly even cancer. To check whether you have an obese dog, stand over him and check for a waist, which is a visible indentation behind his ribs. All dogs should have a waist, regardless...
Horseback Riding Tips
Published On: July 16, 2015
Considered by many to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of all, horseback riding can be fun, intriguing and always enjoyable. However, it is well worth knowing a few simple horseback-riding tips as a way to stay safe and make the most out of any riding session. For example, experts always recommend knowing when to get off of a horse. One of the best ways to avoid an accident is to make the wise decision to get off a horse and then regroup. Horses trip and riders get thrown off all the time....
Martin Saddlery Available at Family Center
Published On: May 19, 2015
Family Center Farm & Home is proud to carry Martin Saddlery, the highest quality saddles found on the market today. Martin’s talented and passionate craftsmen focus their undivided attention to the fine details every rider is looking for. Each saddle is hand-crafted, individually assembled, specialized by discipline and built to provide a better fit for the horse and rider’s needs. Martin is dedicated to giving a superior fit, function and value in a saddle. Consult with our knowledgeable staff to choose the perfect Martin Saddle today!...
STIHL Trimmers at Family Center in Kansas City
Published On: April 14, 2015
Family Center Farm & Home is a proud retailer of STIHL trimmers, “Your Best Line of Defense Against Grass, Weeds and Brush”. http://www.stihlusa.com/ There is nothing more frustrating than unreliable lawn equipment so for those of you that appreciate a well-groomed landscape and want quality equipment, STIHL is your brand. They come in a wide variety of handle variations with features including interchangeable cutting heads, fuel-efficient engines, anti-vibration technology and durability. For our environmentally conscious consumers, we offer electric and lithium-ion battery powered trimmers as an alternative to our gasoline powered varieties. There is...
Family Center Farm & Home, your one-stop farm and ranch supply store, is excited to bring you “Chick Days”! Come early for the best selection, no minimums and no pre-orders necessary. Our Harrisonville location in the Mill Walk Mall at 2601 Cantrell Road will be hosting this fun event on April 18th or visit our Paola store at 808 Baptiste Drive on May 2nd. Both events are from 10am-1pm. We look forward to seeing you there!...