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Farm and Family

  • How do trees withstand the cold and the ice?

    We have all seen the typical winter scene in Kentucky with snow, barren trees and open fields, but you may not realize that trees have coping mechanisms to help them survive the winter.

  • Stay healthy by staying warm this winter

     As the mercury drops on the thermometer, remember to stay warm both indoors and outdoors for your health. 

  • Avoid inviting insects inside your home on firewood

    It is starting to feel a little more like winter. The temperature is dropping, and we have even had a few hard frosts. 

    Back home in West Virginia, the cold temperatures meant one thing — it’s time to start wheel barrowing firewood to the wood burning furnace in the basement. 

  • Navigating the holiday season as a caregiver

    Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be elevated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations. 

    Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you’re caring for and your extended family and friends by following the recommendations below.

  • Garden planning: Ways to avoid going hog wild

     With this cold weather, it is hard to believe that spring will be here in a few months, so now is a good time to start thinking about what to put in your gardens. 

  • Protecting your identity during the holidays

     The holiday season is in full swing! It’s one of the busiest times of year, as we are often juggling office and school holiday parties, gift purchasing and family celebrations. 

  • Frost seeding can replenish pastures for spring

    Have your pastures and hay fields started to look a little thin? If so, now is the time to potentially remedy that problem. 

    Grasses and legumes start to thin throughout the years and cause decreases in forage production. A technique called “frost seeding” is a great way to increase your pasture or hay field production without completely renovating your pastures and hay fields. 

  • Livening up Christmas with a traditional tree

     Over the years, I have noticed more families buying living Christmas trees, and then planting the tree with its root ball attached in their yards. 

  • Frost seeding for pastures and hay fields

    Yes, I know. I have written about frost seeding once this year, but I wanted to share this information again. Grasses and legumes start to thin throughout the years and causes a decrease in forage production.
    A technique called “frost seeding” is a great way to increase your pasture and hay field production without completely renovating your pastures and hay fields.
    Frost seeding is when seed is broadcast onto the ground between Feb. 10 and March 1, and as the ground freezes and thaws, the seeds are worked into the ground and germinate in the spring.

  • High moisture grows health problems

    Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home.
    They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.
    Both mold and mildew are types of fungi that grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces.
    Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface.
    Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.