Ah, the joys of country living. Spending time with the animals, discovering that overgrown cucumber in the garden, listening to the birds…. Kansas is blessed with a gorgeous array of bird species—songbirds, hawks and owls, herons and egrets, and even a surprising number of sandpipers, seagulls, and other birds we tend to associate with coastalContinue reading “Link: Online Bird Guide”
The Osage Cuestas (pronounced Kwestas), encompassing nearly all of eastern Kansas south of the Kansas River, are a region of hills and ridges, steep on one side and gently sloping on the other. Because the Osage Cuestas cover so much area, there is plenty of variation in the terrain, though not as much topographical reliefContinue reading “Osage Cuestas”
The old-fashioned windmill is a significant part of our heritage, well worth preserving.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) works on both external and internal parasites, and is not a poison.
Don’t you just love old books that are still relevant today? Here’s one for the gardener of the family: Home Vegetable Gardening: A Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing For Home Use by F. F. Rockwell. This book is about a hundred years old, but isContinue reading “Free eBook: Home Vegetable Gardening”
Historically a region of shortgrass prairie, the High Plains now hosts an extensive system of irrigated agriculture.
Have you ever thought about all of the different skill areas and branches of knowledge that are related to agriculture? Biology is an obvious one, but dig a little deeper. There is far more involved in farming than just plants and animals. A Sampling of Skills A farm can sharpen the math skills of theContinue reading “Knowledge-Based Farming”
Having a field full of endophyte-infected fescue is not a good thing…but what is an endophyte? Why is it bad?
Even if you don’t need a business plan to obtain funding for your enterprise, you can still benefit from walking through the thought process explained in this book.
The Glaciated Region occupies the northeastern corner of Kansas and is roughly bordered by the Kansas River on the south and the Big Blue on the west. Geologists named the area based on a theory that two glaciers once covered the landscape and shaped the terrain. Rocky hills and wide valleys with accompanying floodplains provideContinue reading “Glaciated Region”