This is not a post about recycling—at least not the type that involves saving up plastic bottles for the local recycling center. This type of recycling is quite a bit more interesting because it seriously challenges your creativity.
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 […]
Farming becomes a fascinating adventure if we allow it to sharpen our skills and interests. We’ll never run out of things we can learn.
Having a field full of endophyte-infected fescue is not a good thing…but what is an endophyte? Why is it bad?
In nature, everything is part of everything else. Cycles and systems are all inextricably linked together to form a whole environment. Microscopic organisms are just as important in their place as larger living creatures. The solar cycle and the water cycle interact, and both plants and animals are necessary to the food chain. The rest […]
The number of breeds available to the homesteader or chicken enthusiast can be astounding. Just flip through a hatchery catalog. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of chickens? To whittle down the options and select a breed or breeds you are going to be satisfied with, you need to have at […]
If you are looking for a basic guide to purchasing and caring for a flock of sheep, try Sheep Production in Kansas. This 76-page bulletin was originally published by the Kansas State Agricultural College in 1927. The bulletin covers a variety of topics, including sheep selection, pasturing, feeding, and housing. Want to know: Which breed […]
Here’s some old-time wisdom we can benefit from today! Growing Corn Successfully: A Treatise on Corn Culture From Plowing and Planting to Harvesting and Marketing by E. S. Teagarden was originally published in 1895 as a protest against a problem all too prevalent in the author’s time—farmers planted more corn than they could properly manage. […]
Here’s a book that can help you grow something a little different in your field or food plot: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas, issued by the Kansas State Horticultural Society in 1918. This brief publication starts with a look at the history and benefits of bean-raising in Kansas. Then follows a guide to […]
The best way to solve an egg production problem is to keep good records well before the problem starts.