The Weather Wizard’s Cloud Book will help you learn how to identify the different cloud types through explanations and color plates.
It’s the coldest time of the year, and also the time when the chickens seem less than enthusiastic about laying eggs. Yes, it’s only natural that the little birds would want to slow down somewhat when there’s a cold wind whipping through their feathers, but once you’ve gotten used to having a refrigerator full of […]
Update: Unfortunately, this diary appears to be out of print. We now recommend The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook, a beautiful, sturdy four-year journal in full color. The Weather Notebook has room for recording current conditions, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, barometric pressure, humidity, and special weather or personal events. It also includes amazing photography, fascinating […]
The Wellington–McPherson Lowlands are like no other part of Kansas. Occupying the south-central part of the state, this region really is flat—except for the sand dunes. Soil The soil in the Wellington–McPherson Lowlands consists mainly of sand, silt, and gravel. In spite of the sand dunes, erosion isn’t as much of a problem in this […]
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!
The Smoky Hills region, occupying the north-central part of Kansas, consists of three separate bands of hills running from southwest to northeast.
There’s nothing quite like this region of rust-colored buttes, mesas, sinkholes, and caves to give a person a strange feeling that “we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
It’s not too late to start planning for a winter crop. Nor is it too difficult. All you need to think about is what to plant, how to protect it, and when to plant it.
When is it time to plant lettuce? When do you sow wheat? It all depends on your local climate.
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 physiographic region in the state. Soil The soils on the steep slopes of the area are moist, but they are also thin, rocky, acidic, and […]