• Weather Folklore: Rain or Shine?

    Throughout the years, people have come up with some interesting ways to try to predict the weather.  While it is easy to dismiss this fascinating body of folklore as superstition or hasty generalization, some of the old sayings have stood the test of time.  The trick is to separate the fact from the fiction. Over… Continue Reading…

    Weather Folklore: Rain or Shine?
  • Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

    Are you considering raising chickens for the first time?  Are you a beginner with a brand-new flock?  Have you been keeping chickens for a few years but still have some problems to solve? If you can identify with any of the questions above, one book you should consider reading is Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens… Continue Reading…

    Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

    Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is critical for animal health because it is involved in a vast number of chemical reactions within the body.  Besides turning fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy, vitamin B5 interacts with other vitamins to perform necessary functions.  For example, it works with vitamin C to maintain the health of the adrenal… Continue Reading…

    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • An Introduction to NPK

    NPK is an acronym you will frequently run across when dealing with plants, particularly field crops.  The three letters are merely the chemical symbols of three nutrients: Nitrogen (N). Phosphorus (P). Potassium (K). So why is there so much emphasis on N, P, and K?  Each of these nutrients is essential to plants because they… Continue Reading…

    An Introduction to NPK


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