Monthly Archives: January 2011

Horse Pasture Weed Control

A well balanced mix of forbs and grasses will give your horses the best nutritional benefit of grazing.  Weeds can be a thorn in the side of any agronomist but can be dealt with with fair ease. Tackling all of … Continue reading

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Pasture Renovation | How To Renovate Pasture

Sometimes a parcel of land has become exhausted because of overgrazing or other natural/unnatural conditions.  At this point it may be necessary to make an educated guess about how to proceed. An exhausted pasture will only make your livestock work … Continue reading

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Organic Pastures For Beginners

Ruminant animals must have access to pasture to be certified organic in the United States.  These pastures must be kept within a fairly strait forward set of guidelines.  If you are considering applying for organic certification, good for you.  This … Continue reading

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Controlling Weeds in the Pasture | How To

Pastures are a complex system of living and non living factors and you are trying to ‘use’ this system to your benefit.  I too rely on pasture for my horses and am constantly trying to keep balance while my horses … Continue reading

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Fescue Pastures For Horses

Are fescue pastures good or bad for horses? The short answer is yes.  Good and bad.  Fescue is a very successful pasture plant.  As most breeders understand, it can mean deadly complications for horses.  The long answer is about how … Continue reading

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How To Grow A Vegetable Garden

Different from growing berries, vines, or crops a vegetable garden requires only a bit of shift.  Any gardening experience that you bring to your new vegetable garden will help your experiment.  Keep in mind that not all garden crops will … Continue reading

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How To Build A Garden Shed

I was recently struck with the notion that there could be more car space in the garage if I moved gardening tools to a shed.  I was struck with the parallel notion that I could build my own darn shed … Continue reading

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How To Plant a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable gardening is a medium-maintenance, three month, very enjoyable endeavor.  Most of the work happens in just a few minutes daily during the summer months.  My style has changed since retirement. I use to let all of the garden work … Continue reading

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How To Get Approved For Chickens In Your Backyard

If you have never had truly farm fresh eggs from chickens that are allowed to run around and eat like a chicken should then you are really missing out.  If you break open a farm fresh egg next to a … Continue reading

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Advantages Of Raised Bed Gardening

One of my favorite books is Mel Bartholomew’s “Square Foot Gardening”.  Using raised beds has a number of advantages and one my favorites is the ability to get plants in the ground earlier in spring (always with an eye on … Continue reading

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