This gardening trick will save you countless back-breaking hours of toil on your hands and knees, poking one tiny seed after another into the dirt. It will also reduce the amount of money you spend on seeds annually. And it comes in time for the fall crop. What must you do to reap these benefits […]
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 coastal […]
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 relief […]
Harnessing the power of wind is by no means a novel concept. Those little old farm windmills, dwarfed by modern wind turbines, have their roots in the Middle East, where they were used as far back as the 800s. From there the idea spread to both Asia and Europe, and then traveled to American shores […]
Both internal and external parasites can be the bane of a livestock owner’s existence. They make your animals’ lives miserable, increase the risk of disease, reduce performance, and just look nasty. Unfortunately, drugs are proving to be increasingly ineffective as parasites adapt to modern chemicals. Isn’t there some natural remedy out there that will consistently […]
Home Vegetable Gardening is about a hundred years old, but is still useful to anyone who wants to try raising their own produce.
Across the western third of the state stretches a vast expanse of high tablelands, rolling hills, sand plains, and sometimes bare ground—the awesome High Plains of Kansas, the largest and highest region in the state. Do not be fooled into thinking that the High Plains are flat. Although the terrain is not as rugged as […]
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 the […]
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.