Drought is a challenge some Kansas gardeners face frequently. Even in wet weather, precious water resources must be conserved, because one never knows just when the next dry spell will hit. Before you have to deal with the next drought, be proactive. Plan ways to make your garden more water-efficient. Consider reading Drought Gardening by…… Continue reading Drought Gardening
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn’t have to be complicated.
Drought is something that Kansas country families have to take seriously. Farming and ranching, even on a small scale, are extremely water-dependent pursuits. If you want to keep up to date on droughts in your area, take a look at the United States Drought Monitor, a tool jointly produced by the USDA, NOAA, and the…… Continue reading 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. There are four of these books (spring, summer, fall, and winter), but they all follow a similar format. After some tips on exploring and writing about nature comes space for entries. Each entry has…… Continue reading A Kid’s EcoJournal Series
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.
Even though the eastern red cedar problem has exploded in recent years, there is still hope.