Friday, September 29, 2023
golden rod with bugs

Golden rod is responsible for keeping monarch butterflies fat and fed during their migration. It is not responsible for hay fever.

There is no form of seed dispersal more efficient than that of the hitchhikers. Tami Gingrich details hitchhiker seeds that you may encounter this fall.

Coyotes are arguably the most vocal of all North American mammals. Learn more about understanding the meaning behind their various vocalizations.

Eric Keller shares some of his favorite homesteading authors, admiring their ability to solve problems by thinking outside the box — kind of like he does.
egg gourds

Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.
Pokeweed graphic

Pokeweed can be found in the eastern half of the United States, invading reduced-tillage fields. It's poisonous to humans, livestock and pets.
Hay field

Determine when it is the right time to re-seed your hayfield based on your soil conditions and how you choose to manage your fields.
Appalachian Trail

Hiram resident Chuck Defer completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this summer, meeting George Lightcap along the way.
chopping corn silage

There are two common ways to estimate tonnage, one based on plant height and the other based on estimated grain yield.

Farm and Family Living columnist Laurie Marlatt Steeb writes about her reunion, via video tribute, with wit and wisdom of "The Beverly Hillbillies."