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Winding up or winding down?

About this time of year, I typically get asked, “Is the school year winding down?” That is a reasonable question. My response isn’t as reasonable. The response is that the…

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Something to be said!

There just might be something to the 90 days after a fog, you can expect rain! My husband is a true believer in this. It’s a good thing he doesn’t…

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Pest control on fruit trees

For fruit growers, the joy of harvesting a crop that is made into pies, cobblers and any number of other delicious fruit based foods typically doesn’t come without some effort….

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Wild Times: Aim a little low, Part II

We began the slow ascent on the mountain. It was a gorgeous day and there was no hurry. It was a good thing because my legs just did not have…

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Minister Speaks: God’s grace

Many of you have probably heard the old song by John Newton, “Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now…

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Help for new vegetable gardeners

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often don’t know how much of each crop to plant. K-State Research and Extension has a publication that can help. The “Vegetable Garden…

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Green pastures are here

Finally, we are seeing green pastures. It’s always reassuring that the world will go on after a dreary winter. Our livestock are starting to act goofy, and if not for…

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Climb toward better health

Have you climbed a flight of stairs lately? This can be humbling, even for those who walk and exercise regularly. If you are panting after climbing a flight or two…

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