Redundant land becomes home to bees and butterflies
Collaborating with R.D. Offutt, the largest potato grower in the USA, in the Operation Pollinator project to create habitats for pollinating insects and othe...
What is the surest pathway out of poverty and into the middle class?
When is it ‘Too Late’ for Planting Spring Oats, Spring Barley, and Spring Wheat?
The conventional wisdom for planting spring grains in the northern U.S. is to plant, “as soon as you can get in the field!” But what if you can’t get in the field as early as you’d like?
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
40 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Welcome Hummingbird Fans There are a lot of choices for plants that attract hummingbirds to the garden. The goal, of course, is not only to get their attention
Stolen Horse Trailer Tips
While at a horse show this summer, I went to retrieve my horse trailer in the parking lot, only to realize that it was not there. It was, quite simply, gone.I know it would be much more exciting if I could share some detailed course of events that lead to the horse trailer's MIA status or clues as to where it ended up, but it just didn't happen like that. One day it was there, and then it was not.After the subsequent and repetitive hour-long drive through the two-acre parking lot, I stood in the location where we had parked our horse trailer. As it began to dawn on me that our horse trailer had been stolen, I suddenly realized how a seemingly simple occurrence had such complex consequences.Gone with my horse trailer…
15 Vegetables Best Started from Seed
By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Issue 021117 Growing Vegetables From Seed Feb 11 - Wildflowers: Ready - Set - Grow Late winter is the ideal time to start wildflower seeds, but you can't just chuck them onto the landscape and expect success. We share all the local tips that ensure a spectacular showing of these bloomers. You will know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that brings on the color this spring. Come early, this class can be standing room only Feb 18 - Gardening for Newcomers Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success. This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. The first 10 students to bring $10 and a soil sample receives a pH soil test done on site with…
Springtime Landscape Tips for Gorgeous Gardens
Once you've cleaned out the garden by removing all the debris, revitalized the soil, trimmed old plants and shrubs, and mulched, you can begin to plant new flowers and shrubs to enjoy all year.
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4 Tips for Starting Your Tractor in Cold Weather
Tractors and cold weather don't get along very well, so if you need to keep yours running during the winter, here are tips for helping a disagreeable machine start.