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Getting Your Mower Ready for Winter
Published On: October 19, 2017
With summer ending and the air gaining a new seasonal chill, it’s time to consider what you need to do to protect your lawn equipment from the dropping temperatures. Improper maintenance and storage can cause severe damage to your equipment, more specifically your lawn mower, so it’s good to be aware of everything you need to do so that you won’t be forced to buy a new one when spring comes back around. If you follow these tips, your future self –and your wallet– will be grateful! Empty the Gas Tank Cold temperatures can...
American humorist and lecturer, Josh Billings, once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Show Fido a little bit of love with a treat to a nice walk around the area! Thankfully, Northwestern Missouri is home to some of the most beautiful nature parks in the country. We’ve sniffed out five gorgeous spots that you and your pup are sure to fall in love with: Tomahawk Creek Trail, Leawood, KS The Tomahawk Creek Trail runs 18.6 miles long and offers a variety of activity...
Where will you be celebrating our nation’s independence this Fourth of July? Family Center Farm and Home has rounded up some of our area events to help you and your family have a great holiday. No matter what you do, be sure to stay safe and thank a Veteran that has protected that Independence. God Bless America! If you’re near Harrisonville, be sure to join us at the Harrisonville fireworks show on July 4th, 11AM – 11PM! Harrisonville Hometown Celebration What: All Ages Bike Parade (11am), Pool Games & Contests (2-4pm), Face Painting &...
Animal Diseases and Treatments We know how important it is that your animal health is taken care of by a trusted farm and home supply store. That’s why we buy from only the best animal health brands out there. We offer expert advice on how best to treat your livestock and maintain their optimal health. Red Cell Liquid Supplements Farnam’s red cell liquid supplements give your horse the vitamins and minerals for them to perform at their full capacity. According to their website, this is the ‘industry standard’ vitamin-mineral supplement for fueling champion horses....
Horse Costs and Saddle for Sale
Published On: May 11, 2017
The Cost of a Horse The Spruce offers a great breakdown of the factors affecting horse costs–an expense that’s at least ten times greater than any saddle for sale that you’ll find. Horses that are bought for over $10,000 aren’t casual riding horses—they’re bought and sold for use in high-level competitions and often imported from other countries. Their expense has to do with their superior bloodlines and ancestral connection to competition success. The average price of a horse can be anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000, though this number can fluctuate depending on the cost...
Country Apparel and Western Fashion
Published On: April 24, 2017
Western Fashion You know what’s annoying? Seeing the exact same style of shirt in every retail store you go into. We think it’s important that your apparel matches your personality and your lifestyle. Our country apparel and western fashion choices come from trusted brands that really get the style you’re looking for. Best of all, we offer clothes for any gender or age. Pair your new outfit with a pair of boots while you’re at it! In this post, we’ll give a breakdown of some of the brands we offer and how they embody...
Women’s Boots If you’re investing in a pair of women’s farm boots or women’s cowgirl boots, make sure that they’re going to hold up to rigorous outdoor activities and that they match your personal style. Knowing a little bit about the history of boots reveals just how imperative the MO/KS area was in their success. We’ll go into the brands that we stock, the types of boots you can purchase, and the features that make cowgirl boots and women’s farm boots so ideal for country life. The History You can’t really think of equestrian...
Goat Milk For Babies and Caring For Baby Goats
Published On: March 28, 2017
Family Center Farm and Home is a farm supply store that specializes in farm animal supplies, hardware, and apparel. We’ve done a previous post on what to feed your pets, but this article covers only goats—what to feed baby goats, the uses for goat milk, and how to care for your baby goat. Goat Milk for Babies According to Dr. William Sears in an article for Parenting.com, goat’s milk is suggested for patients that have digestive problems or who are unable to handle cow’s milk. You can tell if your child is having difficulties...
What you should be feeding your pets This blog post is entirely about pets and the nutritious diet that will make them wag their tail, purr, nay, and ca-caw with delight. As a farm supply store in Missouri, we know how difficult it can be to find nutritional information for more unorthodox pets. In our opinion, dogs shouldn’t get all the love. Our stock of pet supplies includes toys, beds, and food, though you can visit our saddles section and bird/wildlife section if your interest lies more in horses and birds. Lizards We know...
Outdoor Power Equipment
Published On: February 9, 2017
Outdoor Power Equipment We stock only the best brands for our outdoor power equipment products. STIHL is a Virginia Beach-based company that has manufacturing facilities all across the US. They employ over 2,100 people nationwide to bring you an operation run entirely by a brand you can trust. From manufacturing to product assembly to sales, STIHL does it all. They bring quality outdoor power equipment like blowers, trimmers, brush cutters, chainsaws, and multi-task tools.  They pride themselves on stocking through smaller retails and not mass merchants. They’ve been awarded the ‘Contractors’ Top 50 New...