Don't Look Back

Don’t Look Back

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 […]

Kansas State University Weather Data Library

Kansas State University Weather Data Library

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! […]

Wilson State Park

Smoky Hills

The Smoky Hills region, occupying the north-central part of Kansas, consists of three separate bands of hills running from southwest to northeast. The western band is the Chalk Buttes, a […]

How to Build a Two-Bin Composter

How To Build a Two-Bin Composter

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 […]

What is pH?

What is pH?

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.  […]

Red Hills

Red Hills

Red Hills, Gypsum Hills, Gyp Hills, Medicine Hills—they go by all of these names. But whatever they’re called, there’s nothing quite like this region of rust-colored buttes, mesas, sinkholes, and […]

Don't Throw It Out!

Don’t Throw It Out!

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 […]

Extending the Growing Season

Extending the Growing Season

Fall is almost upon us! And with fall comes the first frost and the end of the gardening year.  Maybe. Haven’t you ever thought that it might be nice to […]

Zone and Frost Maps

Links: Zone and Frost Maps

When is it time to plant lettuce? When do you sow wheat? It all depends on your local climate. Some of you may be scurrying to hunt up frost information […]

Ozark Plateau

Ozark Plateau

The Ozark Plateau, located in the very southeastern corner of Kansas, is characterized by rolling hills and forests. Occupying only 55 square miles in Cherokee County, this is the smallest […]