A step-by-step guide to keeping blackberry plants strong, healthy, and productive.
Are you expecting baby chicks in the mail? Review these steps to get them off to a great start.
Spring is only a month away, and with spring comes gardening season. Now is a good time to check the germination rates of those seeds you have stashed away in the basement—before you need to plant them! You Will Need Seeds.Paper towel.Large Ziploc bag. Instructions Lightly moisten a square of paper towel. (Take care that…… Continue reading How to Test Seed Germination Rates
January is a great time to plan for a new year! Take some time to shape your philosophy and develop a farming or gardening approach. Plan a garden.Discover community-supported agriculture.Learn the pros and cons of gardening in Kansas.Study the farming practices of the Plains Indians.Define sustainable agriculture.Preserve Kansas heritage.Evaluate the interstate highway system.Find out how…… Continue reading Get Ready for January 2017
Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape.…… Continue reading The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide
Since fall migration is picking up, some of you may be looking for ways to attract new birds to your yard. Here’s a friendly book that will give you some ideas.
Of course, it’s great to eat eggs from your own flock of chickens. You know the eggs are super fresh, and those bright yolks beat anything you’ll ever see at the store. But even farm-fresh eggs are not without their disadvantages. You will quickly discover one of the cons the first time you try to…… Continue reading How to Peel a Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Egg
Here is just the thing for the handyman of the family. Whatever you want to build, whether it is for your home, your garden, or your farm, check out this book for ideas. HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things for Your Garden, Home, or Farm by Ken Braren and Roger Griffith provides a drawing and a brief…… Continue reading HomeMade
Spring is on its way, and the chickens are starting to get down to business. The refrigerator is slowly filling up with eggs. Before long, most of us with laying hens will have more eggs than we can eat. One good way to make use of all those extra eggs is to freeze some to…… Continue reading How to Freeze Eggs
Grab a pencil and a cup of coffee and start drawing. Take advantage of your down time to get ready for the coming gardening season.