Gardening in Kansas is quite a bit different than gardening in most other states—and that can be both good and bad.
Before you have to deal with the next drought, be proactive. Plan ways to make your garden more water-efficient. Consider reading Drought Gardeni
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn't have to be complicated.
If you want to keep up to date on droughts in your area, take a look at the United States Drought Monitor.
Humus takes the things that plants need to live and places them within easy reach of the roots. Adding it to your soil is a long-term project.
The carbon cycle is necessary to support plant life, which in turn is necessary to support animal and human life.
If you are prepared to address the issues of poultry care, you may find that geese are just the herbicide you are looking for.
If your children love the outdoors and also love to write, they may enjoy A Kid's EcoJournal series by Toni Albert.
Through skilled management of your laying flock, you can cut down on the feed bill.
Feed is expensive today, so there's absolutely no reason to waste it on insects.