In 1891, Congress passed the Forest Reserve Act, which gave the President the authority to create forest reserves from land in the public domain. This might not sound like an event with much significance to Kansas, particularly the western part of the state. But it was. The person who made the Forest Reserve Act significantContinue reading “A Forest in Western Kansas”
Red sky at night, frost or dew in the morning light, and more ways to predict dry and wet weather.
A purchased vegetable is never the same as one taken from a man’s own soil and representing his own effort and solicitude. —L.H. Bailey
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 these questions, one book you should consider reading is Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens byContinue reading “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens”
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 adrenalContinue reading “Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)”
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 theyContinue reading “An Introduction to NPK”
Hybrid vigor occurs in the offspring of unrelated parents. The hybrid offspring are generally considered to posses a number of superior traits.
One To-day is worth two To-morrows. —Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever driven along the back roads of Kansas and wondered about the stories those old barns could tell? Whether you love barns or are just an all-around Kansas history buff, you will probably enjoy Kansas Barns and Kansas Barns II by Martha Knudsen. The two-volume set features at least one barn from everyContinue reading “Kansas Barns”
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a key part of the metabolism, helping the body process fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. This translates into a number of vital roles. Niacin is essential for the health of the skin, bones, joints, mucous membranes, digestive system, and central nervous system. Natural Sources Grazing animals canContinue reading “Vitamin B3 (Niacin)”