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…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve Winter Egg Production
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
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
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
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.
Three resources with zone and frost information to help you decide what to plant when in the field or garden.
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