Calico Blossom

Tina

Based in the Missouri Ozarks, Tina lives on a small hobby farm with her mini horses, chickens, ducks, geese, cats, and dogs. She created Calico Blossom due to her lifelong love for animals and desire to share some useful tips which make life with animals just a little easier and a little happier. Above all, Tina believes caring for animals is good for the soul.

Two Beautiful Miniature Horse Geldings

Two beautiful and friendly Miniature horse geldings.

The dark bay is 9 years old, and the chestnut is 14. Both are 32″ tall.

They love people and attention and are halter trained. They also lead well and are good about having their feet done.

Finding the best joint supplement for small dogs

Small dogs are wonderful. Unfortunately, they are also prone to joint problems. While issues such as hip dysplasia tend to only plague large breeds, small dogs are exceptionally prone to slipped kneecaps (luxating patellas) and sprains from jumping off high surfaces. You can help ensure your small dog stays active by feeding it a supplement designed to treat joint discomfort or damage.

Do ducks eat ticks? Yes, they do!

I think we can all agree ticks are pretty much the worst creatures on the planet. In today’s environmentally-conscious world, increasing numbers of people are looking for green solutions to common issues like pest control. As backyard poultry keeping grows more popular, many people find themselves asking the question: do ducks eat ticks? The answer is a resounding YES!

keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

How to keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn

Mice and rats pretty much go hand in hand with farming, unfortunately! instead of being horrified, just know you can keep mice and rats out of your chicken barn. I’ll show you how to do this below, by improving the security and cleanliness of your barnyard, as well as by regularly setting traps.

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