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Squirrel Proofing Tips, Whether You Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em

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Squirrel Proofing Tips, Whether You Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em Squirrels. Most folks either love ’em or hate ’em. They are clever and relentless. They present a particular issue when trying to feed birds (http://sneades.com/birding/). In fact, many people may become disenchanted when feeding birds because squirrels can be so destructive. They have voracious appetites as well, and will eat their way through all your birdseed within hours. But, we have a few squirrel-proofing tips that will dissuade these critters from feasting at your birdfeeders. You may even learn to love their antics! Just the Facts, Ma’am We feel that knowledge is power. One of your best defensive tools is leaning what you can about this furry critters. Tail or Sail? Eastern Grey Squirrels are famous for their leaping skills. They can bound over open spaces and land safely with grace and agility. The explanation for this balance is found

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Sneade’s Ace Miracle Bucket Event

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Sneade’s Ace Miracle Bucket Event Saturday, October 28th Only! Make a $5 donation to Children’s Miracle Network for a limited edition 5 gallon bucket and receive 20% off* everything that fits in the bucket. 100% of your donation will directly benefit our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. *some exclusions apply, see clerk for details. *See store associate for details. Power tools, and Echo qualify for 10% discount. Discount applies to regular in-stock merchandise. Not limited to filling the bucket, Not valid on sale and clearance priced merchandise, Nest branded products, Weber, Big Green Egg, Yeti branded products. Discount does not apply to phone orders, special orders or store charge accounts. Based on demand and if we sell through our 5 gal blue CMN buckets, we may substitute with 5 gal white Ace buckets with your $5 donation.

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Firefly Silicone Lanterns by Evergreen Enterprises

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Firefly Silicone Lanterns Brighten your world with Firefly LED lanterns! Firefly can be used anywhere, from outdoor parties and cookouts, to camping trips, to bike rides, or even as an emergency light source. Each lantern weighs only about 7 ounces. Sneade’s Ace Home Center offers multiple colors for a variety of different uses. Firefly Lantern Video

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Halloween Decorating Ideas

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11 Halloween Decorating Ideas for the Entire Family We love everything the Fall season brings: the colorful leaves, cooler temperatures, football game tailgating, and most of all Halloween! Every year customers stroll through our store searching for unique, fun, and spooky ways to decorate. This year is no different! We have put together some cute and creepy Halloween decorating ideas for the entire family. 1. DIY Potion Bottles and Jars Raid the recycling bin for old glass bottles, such as wine, ketchup, sparkling water, or jelly jars. Spray paint them black or gray and attach fun homemade or printable labels. 2. Fill Up Your Hearth Sure, it is fun to display pumpkins on your front porch or in your yard. But, consider stacking and piling decorated pumpkins in your unused fireplace and around your hearth. 3. Spooky Silhouettes Find patterns and cut out whimsical silhouettes to hang in your windows

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Tips to Help Birds Survive the Winter

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Tips to Help Birds Survive the Winter Winters in the Chesapeake region are unpredictable for certain. Heavy wind and rain, sleet and snow, coupled with fluctuating temperatures create challenging outdoor living conditions, especially for non-migratory birds. While birds are very well equipped to survive on their own, studies have shown that birds with access to bird feeders and birdhouses survive at a higher rate. Additionally, ornithologists have suggested that amateur bird-watching and feeding is a beneficial hobby for humans as well. Here are some tips to help birds survive the winter. Ensure Seed is Accessible and Dry If the food in the feeder becomes soggy and wet, it will sprout or even become moldy. This could make birds sick. Choose hopper and tube feeders to protect seed from wet weather. Make sure you sweep snow off of platform feeders. You can even clear a space on the ground and scatter

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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care

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The Importance of Fall Lawn Care The early fall brings beautiful weather. With the cooler days and lower humidity, it is the ideal time to get outside. Why not take advantage and spend some of that time preparing your lawn for next spring? With a little bit of effort, you will ensure your yard will weather through winter only to recover beautifully in the spring. You may think your yard needs less attention in the fall, but during this time of year, grasses are busily storing energy moisture and nutrients in preparation for the colder months ahead. These fall lawn care tips show how easy it can be to maintain your lush green lawn no matter what “Ole Man Winter” throws at it. Keep Mowing Grass continues to grow up until the first hard frost. If you let it get too high, it could mat and become vulnerable to fungi,

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Oakley Standard Issue Optics and Apparel

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Oakley Sunglasses and Apparel Optics Oakley has been toying with a mix of art and technology for some time. The idea was to create clean, authentic style for those who don’t just walk the path of life, they stomp it and leave footprints. Oakley’s Optics are proof that when authenticity speaks for itself, it speaks with volume.      Gloves The protective Oakley Tactical Gloves are built to withstand the rigors of any rough-and-tumble activity. The lightweight construction of Oakley gloves combined with strategically placed suede and molded panels provide comfort, dexterity a barrier between you and equipment that can cause injury.     Hats The Oakley Stretch Fit Performance Cap features a moisture-wicking headband with a front Velcro morale patch featuring subdued ellipse embroidery. Apparel Constructed from soft cotton in a time-tested silhouette, Oakley Apparel delivers relaxed comfort on warmer days. A comfortable fit provides natural range of motion, and

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Canning, The Basics

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Canning Basics Canning allows you to enjoy the delicious benefits of the summer bounty all year long. Transform gorgeous tomatoes and crisp cucumbers into sauces and pickles. Create sweet jams and jellies from your favorite fruits. Canning is a simple process, although time-consuming. It is an operation that is a bit labor-intensive but is worth every minute. You have the opportunity to make appetizing, hearty, and healthy foods. So, gather your friends and family for a fun day preparing and canning scrumptious fresh fruits and veggies. Just like any skill, the more you practice, the better you get. Here are the canning basics to get you started. List of Supplies Canning Jars and Seals – Mason-style jars with sealed lids and rings are offered in a variety of sizes. Plus you have a choice between regular or wide-mouth. Wide-Mouth Funnel – For easy mess-free filling of jars with sauces or jams.

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Hero Clean at Sneade’s Ace

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Hero Clean at Sneade’s Ace Which cleaning brand donates 7% to Vets? Hero Clean! Which cleaning brand has specifically engineered products for Men? Hero Clean! Which cleaning brand has simplified their product line? Hero Clean! Almost half of our grocery shoppers are men. Now there is finally a cleaning product line specifically out there to handle the messes men make. Ever heard of Sweaty Boy Syndrome? Well no more. Hero Clean squashes odor molecules and then encapsulates them. Leaving today’s work and active gear odor free. Why Hero Clean? DISH + HAND SOAP Our most flexible product. Great on dishes. Superior on abused hands. Makes great soapy water for all your other cleaning needs. World Class Grease Cutter No-Scrub Technology for dried on food Dermatology tested Bleach and Phosphate Free ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER Psst, we’re going to let you in on a dirty little secret: You don’t need a separate cleaner

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Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids

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Age Appropriate Chores for Your Kids Do your little ones balk when you ask them to chip in around the house? Do you find that you are spending your valuable time repeating the same household tasks with little or no help? What are the reasons your kids never seem to pitch in? Do they take too long? Do they not perform the task “the right way?” Do you think it is easier if you just handle it yourself? Well, believe it or not, you may be putting your children at a disadvantage. You can have kids as young as two years old help around the house. Chores help your youngsters learn responsibility and the value of teamwork. You are giving them the skills necessary so they can care for themselves and their future families. Here is an excellent approach to enlist everyone’s help along with a chart of age appropriate

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