Celebrating the holidays with older family members

The holidays can be an excellent time to join with family and celebrate. We often see loved ones we haven’t seen in several months. These are often times for happy…

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What’s your CRP forage worth?

One of the first “big kid” farm projects my Dad turned me loose on by myself was seeding down the marginal farm ground our family has owned for a century….

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Wood ashes as a fertilizer source?

It’s cold and the fireplace has likely been in heavy use the past week. The ash left can be an issue on multiple fronts, but if your disposal site is…

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Jesus often raises the bar of excellence for us in His teachings. Luke records one such challenge the Lord puts before us. Jesus stated, “Take heed to yourselves. If your…

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Winterizing strawberry plants

Winter can be a difficult time for strawberries in Kansas. Plants need time to become adjusted to cold weather and will gradually become more cold resistant as fall progresses. Strawberry…

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Living life with a thankful heart

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Thanksgiving will be here soon. It…

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Rosalyn Carter said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those…

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Livestock Risk Protection – management considerations

It seems each morning as I feed my weaned calves, I enter into the yearly battle with myself on “when is the right time to market those feeder steers?” When…

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