Farm animal care & supplies plus Best 6 Farming Tips in Woodstock NY

Here is a fun fact: did you know that 15% of all of the farms in the state of New York are in the Hudson Valley? And, out of that percentage, over half are livestock farms.  


The Hudson Valley is a thriving, continually expanding community of backyard, small, and large-scale farming properties.  To support these farmers Woodstock Hardware has developed an online Farm Maintenance and Large Animal Care Department that contains the products, supplies, and materials, you need for “down on the farm” no matter whether your farm is your back yard or a commercial enterprise.  Our selection is carefully assembled to match the needs of those in our local community. But don’t worry, if you don’t see what you need, we are sure to have it in our warehouse of more than 60,000 items. And with deliveries twice a week you will never have to wait. 

Because especially on farms and ranches lawn maintenance is crucial, we have the best lawnmowers – see our blue and white easy to maintain mower.

Our destination Lawn and Garden Department heavily supports our farmer’s needs.  Whether you are ready to trade in that problematic gas blower for Milwaukee’s new battery operated blower, need some 5-10-5 fertilizer, or a hat to keep the sun off your head Woodstock Hardware can help.   

And like every experienced farmer knows you can only co-exist with the pests, insects, and rodents, for so long before you have to take action.  Woodstock Hardware’s Pest, Insect, and Rodent Control Department is sure to have the products and solution you need for your farm.  


So, whether you need some John Deere green paint, are struggling to control those pesky black flies, or need some fencing to keep the chickens at bay, Woodstock Hardware is here to help. 

Here are just some of the products you will find in our store and on our ecommerce site:

Hitch Pins & Hair Pin Clips • Hoof Care • Pest Control • Lawn Mowers • Pressure Washers • Electric & Barb Wire Fencing • Irrigation Garden Hoses • Steel Rods • Field Fencing • Long Handle Work Tools • Joint Treatments • Wound Care • Horse Brushes • Body Sponges • Work Gloves • Pine Shavings • Shredded Straw • Stainless Steel Sprayer • Swivel Eye Snaps • Large Stable Fork 


In addition to the Farm Maintenance and Large Animal care supplies and materials you need, with over twenty-five years of experience, Woodstock Hardware can provide you the technical expertise required to help you successfully complete your next project.  Here are a few angle tips we would like to share with you if you are thinking about “becoming a farmer.” 

  • Don’t try to be profitable.  That’s the definition of “hobby” – something that you don’t intend to make money with. If you’re running a true business that you hope to earn you something beyond the food you eat and a few thousand dollars at the farmers market, you’re not a hobby farmer.  
  • Read, research and read some more. There are many books on hobby farming, plus you can read species-specific books to get more in-depth knowledge about the critters you plan to have on your farm.  
  • Talk to other farmers.  Reading and online research are great tools to gain both basic and in-depth knowledge, but talking to other people who have done – and are still doing – what you hope to do, can’t be replicated by reading books.   
  • Know when to get expert help.  When you’re simply overwhelmed by a challenge it’s not a sign of failure to get help. Sometimes a task is better done by a professional instead of trying to be an expert at everything.  
  • Your view of “work” is going to change. Farming is a commitment. You can’t cram for farming like you would study for a test. It’s about embracing the rhythms of the farm, of the season.  
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously.  Of course, be responsible – you do have your farm animals to think about. Have fun with your farm – that’s why it’s your hobby, right? Because you enjoy it? Everything you do on your hobby farm should ultimately enrich your life, not make it feel burdensome or overwhelming. If you aren’t having fun, take a step back and evaluate what else might be going on.  
Need a hose? See the great variety of colors and lengths in one long aisle at Woodstock Hardware.

Find top quality brand name Farm & Ranch Supplies manufactured by companies that include:


Dare Products


Farnam Central Life

America’s Choice 

No matter the size of your yard, if you raise and care for animals, love gardening, or are growing flowers or vegetables for sale, and think of your home as a farm or ranch, Woodstock Hardware has the products and supplies you need.


So, stop in, take a look around, ask a few questions.  You are sure to find what you want and need.    


At Woodstock Hardware we are confident that by our combining our extensive inventory of supplies, and products with our hands-on experience and expertise we can help you successfully complete your next project.