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Sometimes entirely out of the blue, you are surprised by something. The events that I describe for you now occurred late last week as I was off on many History Mysteries missions throughout the week. This day, however, I received a phone call inquiring if a person might be able to stop by fo…

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Telling when a melon is ready to be harvested can be a challenge, or it may be quite easy. It all depends on the type of melon. Let’s start with the easy one. Muskmelons are one of those crops that tell you when they are ready to be picked. This can help you not only harvest melons at the co…

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Outdoor concerts and activities are synonymous with summer, offering Kansas residents an opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather. But these traditions often have a connection to the health of your eyes and ears, so it is important to be mindful as we celebrate the summer and all that goes with it.

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Sometimes entirely out of the blue, you are surprised by something. The events that I describe for you now occurred late last week as I was off on many History Mysteries missions throughout the week. This day, however, I received a phone call inquiring if a person might be able to stop by fo…

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One of our best engineers can work through the night, requires no machinery, and doesn’t even expect a paycheck. He’s also many a farmer’s nightmare, but many a rancher’s blessing. He’s the beaver. For some people, the beaver is bad news for their ponds, crop ground, culverts, and trees, but…

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Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

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It would be wonderful if we could get a couple of inches of rain about now. The crops look great, but it’s been quite a while since we’ve had rain, and our yards are getting dry cracks in them. A couple of months again we were wanting the rains to stop. We don’t want flooding rain, just nour…

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We had more vandalism in the park at the north shelter house. Surveillance cameras are being accessed to see if those responsible can be found. We have such a nice park it is too bad that there are those who want to do damage and ruin things. We are asking anyone who may have seen anything t…

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When assembling a windmill wheel, it’s advisable to weigh off the individual sections, as the weight of the individual blade sections can vary by more than two pounds. Weighing them, and then carefully positioning the blade sections opposite each other based on weight helps the assembled whe…