Protect yourself from the sun

Submitted by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau The next time you take a few minutes out of the sun, dust off one of those old family albums. You know the…

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Wild Times: Slow it down

It all started out rather innocently. A group of young men gathered together out in the countryside to do a little shooting. It was an informal event, just a fun…

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Make water your beverage of choice

Water is considered the best beverage of choice because it is easy to acquire, relatively inexpensive and it is free of calories. It is a natural thirst quencher and good…

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Grazing series offered

For about seven years, we have conducted the Eastern Kansas Grazing school in the eastern half of Kansas. The two-day school is very popular for those wanting a more in…

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Mulching tomatoes

Mulching tomatoes Tomatoes can be finicky. They like even levels of soil moisture, a specific set of temperatures for blooms to set and fruit to ripen, and seem to attract…

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Taking care of your heart

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy way of eating that emphasizes benefits for your heart. Based on the eating patterns of people who live in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea,…

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Pass the jelly, please

A few years ago, I was talking to a local bird enthusiast about feeding birds. He was in beginning stages of feeding Baltimore Orioles. He had a feeding station set…

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Sericea lespedeza control in rangeland, pasture, CRP

Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) will soon be in a rapid vegetative growth stage. Sericea lespedeza continues to be a major concern on rangeland, pasture and some CRP acres in Kansas….

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Where we live

Submitted by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau Reflection is a good thing. It allows you to see where you’ve been and hopefully chart a better course on where you’re going….

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PART XIII: John and Dorothy Bowlby Lanning Series

My goal in this series has been to show the connection between John, his first wife Dorothy Bowlby Lanning and their children with present-day descendants living in the area. Part…

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Oh the dreaded plateau…

You’ve been working hard on your fitness game and it paid off. The pounds started to drop! And then one day your results stopped. You keep putting in the same…

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God is ever faithful

When is winter going to end? Is Spring ever going to arrive? Is it ever going to warm up? Have you heard these comments, expressed them, or perhaps thought them…

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The good old days

I often hear people reminiscing about the good old days. The conversation is typically about how things aren’t as “good” as they once were. Speculations regarding the causes and the negatives…

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Leave me alone!

I was doing a little reading on the internet a few weeks back and came across some interesting little tidbits concerning firearm sales in our country. It seems that right now…

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How to get beach-worthy abs

You probably know that crunches and sit-ups alone won’t give you sculpted abs. Only a drop in overall body fat will uncover your stomach muscles. It is fully possible for…

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