With a little time and effort (and a few Osage orange trees) you can make your own fence posts and save some money.
Wouldn’t you like to know that you’re doing the work of the Lord? And wouldn’t you like to be sure that you’re doing it in His way? If your answer to these questions is “yes,” you might be interested in a sermon in two parts fittingly titled “Doing the Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way”Continue reading “Doing the Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way”
The Wellington–McPherson Lowlands are like no other part of Kansas. Occupying the south-central part of the state, this region really is flat—except for the sand dunes. Soil The soil in the Wellington–McPherson Lowlands consists mainly of sand, silt, and gravel. In spite of the sand dunes, erosion isn’t as much of a problem in thisContinue reading “Wellington–McPherson Lowlands”
Soil type is a key piece of the farming equation, one that will affect many of your practices. Here are just the basics of sand, silt, clay, and loam.
We all have probably made this mistake at some point in our lives. It’s very easy to do. But it’s also one of the most crippling things that we could do to ourselves. We look backward. We dwell on our past mistakes. And, boy, have we made some mistakes, too: Saying things that were moreContinue reading “Don’t Look Back”
Country living enthusiasts and agripreneurs alike need access to weather data to manage their pursuits wisely. Here are all of the weather-related resources a Kansan could wish for—in one place!
The Smoky Hills region, occupying the north-central part of Kansas, consists of three separate bands of hills running from southwest to northeast.
Composting is probably one of the most familiar techniques of organic gardening. No wonder—it’s a great way to enrich the soil and make use of some of that garden debris that always collects as the season progresses. Composting just makes sense. However, deciding to make compost is one thing, and coming up with a compostContinue reading “How To Build a Two-Bin Composter”
We’ve all heard of pH, whether we garden, raise crops, or manage pastures. We know that some plants like a more acidic soil, while some prefer a more alkali soil. But what exactly do acid and alkali mean? The pH scale measures the concentration of hydrogen ions in a dissolved substance. Pure water can beContinue reading “What is pH?”
There’s nothing quite like this region of rust-colored buttes, mesas, sinkholes, and caves to give a person a strange feeling that “we’re not in Kansas anymore.”