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More home made horse treats

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM

I recently found a great article on regarding feeding of horse treats and making your own including a recipes and links to other sites for horse treat recipes.

The auther even conducted horse taste tests and focused on healthy for your horses but good to eat and palatible treats

enjoy the recipes and links

Here is one easy and common treat recipe the author recommends:


1 pound oat-based sweet feed

½ pound flour

4 cups molasses

1 ½ cups beer


Mix flour, molasses, and beer thoroughly, making sure flour is well-blended. Add sweet feed slowly, covering all particles. Divide mixture between four well-oiled 12-by-15-inch pans. Place these in an oven set at a low temperature (200-250°F). When the mixture begins to set, cut it into 20 bars per tray. Then place it back into the oven until completely dry. Remove treats from pans and place each bar into an individual bag for ease of handling. These can be very sticky if not baked until completely dry, and baking times vary. For a healthier option, replace the sweet feed in this recipe with whole grains and grated carrot or apple.

The author also shares a few of her favorite equine treat recipe resources:

Passion for Horses recipes: Easy-to-Make Horse Treat Recipes: Moniteau Saddle Club's 16 pages of treat recipes:

Great online resource for planning your Garden

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I know its not even Jan1 but if you love gardening like i do you are already looking at seed catalogues and planning a terrific summer garden. Here is a fantastic online resource Crop-by-Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruits from Mother eather news: 

Our Complete ‘Crop at a Glance’ Collection Our comprehensive crop guides take you crop-by-crop through common vegetables and fruits for backyard gardeners. Each guide explains how to plant, when to plant, best harvest practices, how to save seeds, and how to deal with common pests and diseases naturally, setting you on your way to growing organic vegetables and fruits in your home garden successfully.

In each crop guide, you’ll also find a list of the different crop types to consider growing, plus a list of recommended varieties for each type. (Use our custom Seed and Plant Finder to locate seed companies that sell varieties you want to try.) If you’re curious about how to put a particular vegetable or fruit to good use in your cooking, check out the “In the Kitchen” section of each guide.

Written by expert gardener Barbara Pleasant, our “Crop at a Glance” collection teaches you how to grow everything from garden classics such as tomatoes and squash to lesser-known crops such as Jerusalem artichokes. Our growing guides are arranged alphabetically here, giving you easy, quick access to these succinct articles on home vegetable gardening. If you’d like to access these crop guides plus other gardening tips on your smartphone or mobile device, try our free app called Food Gardening Guide.

There’s a sweet satisfaction in growing your own food and filling your table with delicious, healthy produce. We hope these guides help you in your gardening journey, introduce you to new crops and growing techniques, assist when you have to troubleshoot a problem, and ultimately lead you to bigger, more successful harvests.


Online resources for great food DIY

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Watch Cool, Informative Food Videos OnlineLearn about cooking techniques such as preparing delicious homemade cheese and much more on the new YouTube channel Food.Farmer.Earth.