Improving the Fertility, Condition and Tilth of Soils | Guest Post by Gary Kline

Improving the Fertility, Condition and Tilth of Soils* by Gary Kline   How does one improve the workability or tilth of a soil while also building its fertility?  What do you do to a fairly compact soil which, shortly after spading-up or tilling, slumps back to where it was and, as a result, grows plants poorly?  There are some definite steps you can take to remedy these and improve most farm and garden soils. Basically [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:13-07:00July 23rd, 2012|Blog, Guest Posts, Knowledgebase|Comments Off on Improving the Fertility, Condition and Tilth of Soils | Guest Post by Gary Kline

Birder Alert | Featured Iowa Birds | Guest Blogger Gary Kline

BIRDER ALERT Going Home Again  Red Headed Woodpecker -  Melanerpes erythrocephalus This is a story about birds, mostly. It’s about Iowa kids and about going back to Iowa - - - this time to attend the funeral of my younger brother, John. It was a time to see the physical transformation of old haunts (mostly for the worst); and a time to see old friends and relatives, also transformed physically, and sometimes barely [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:16-07:00May 10th, 2012|Blog, Guest Posts|Comments Off on Birder Alert | Featured Iowa Birds | Guest Blogger Gary Kline

Birder Alert | The Flicker | Gary Kline Guest Blogger

BIRDER ALERT - BIRDER ALERT Here is another article by Gary Kline, recalling another bird out of his boyhood, the Flicker. Two Flickers (hopefully a mating pair) were seen lately (February 2012) at Black Lake Organic, but this article comes out of notes from a February 2011 sighting at Gary and Suzanne’s home. We hope you enjoy reading about the Flicker. Flickering Sounds After a long absence, we have a Flicker in our neighborhood - [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:17-07:00March 12th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Birder Alert | The Flicker | Gary Kline Guest Blogger

More Than Snow Falls

More Than Snow Falls by Gary Kline We were doing just fine in the winter of 2011-2012 until the snows of mid-January. Not that they weren’t pretty and we hadn’t sort of missed the winter whiteness (just one light and fleeting snowfall back in November), but these snows brought trouble. Bush and tree limbs were bowed practically to the ground from the snowfall on the 16th. I was headed out back to put braces in [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:19-07:00January 26th, 2012|Blog, Sidebar Photoblog|Comments Off on More Than Snow Falls
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