5 Ways to Improve Winter Egg Production

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…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Winter Egg Production

The Weather Wizard’s 5-Year Weather Diary

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…… Continue reading The Weather Wizard’s 5-Year Weather Diary

Wellington–McPherson Lowlands

Lake Inman, the largest natural lake in Kansas 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…… Continue reading Wellington–McPherson Lowlands

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! The Kansas State University Weather Data Library offers a wealth of information we can use, whether we are raising plants and animals, in the backyard…… Continue reading Kansas State University Weather Data Library

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 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…… Continue reading Ozark Plateau