This past year was certainly a tough one for stockmen baling hay. We were either too dry, too wet, or were getting the entire field eaten up by reoccurring waves of army worms.
Now is the time for planting fruit and nut trees.
Here are a few key tips for owning and running a farm from three industry leaders.
Our ponds here in North East Texas are a lot like our pastures. We need to apply agricultural limestone in order to raise the pH and alkalinity.
Before we know it, spring will be here and many of you may be planning your spring gardens. The winter months are a great time to plan a way to supplement the rainfall our gardens depend on, especially if we have another dry spring and summer.
What I often consider a homely vegetable actually has its roots in South America. The potato was discovered at the same time the Spanish Conquistadors discovered gold. It later built a nation and then caused a tremendous disruption to that same country with the arrival of bacteria from a single fungus disease.
Raising backyard chickens and keeping laying hens productive through the winter months means keeping them well fed, well watered, healthy, and comfortable. Below is a checklist developed from experts’ advice to assist with keeping your backyard chicken flock comfortable during the cold weather season.
Over the past two months Texas has seen some frosts, freezes and other inclement weather. And although Texans may never be fully prepared for cold weather, it arrived right on time. According to historical data, the middle of November is Texas’ average start date for freezing, undesirable weather.
If you want to start an organic garden on your farm or ranch property or go organic with your nursery operations, here are some helpful thoughts and tips to consider.
During this time of year, acorns are starting to fall from Oak trees. When forage is scarce due to overgrazing or other environmental factors, cattle will often search for alternative food sources.