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  • Poison hemlock a noxious weed
  • Blackberry and peach crumble

    Few fruits signify summer in Kentucky more than fresh blackberries. This wild fruit has been tamed over the years, but wild or tame, they are still satisfying.

  • Soil compaction is hard on the family garden

    Gardening season is in full force. It’s a good time to think about the soil in your garden plots and beds. Soil compaction creates an unfriendly growing environment for plants and is a serious problem for many home gardeners. This is also true for crop soils as well.  But don’t worry, it is relatively easy to prevent.

  • Quench your thirst

    We sweat more in the summer. Have you ever wondered why?  Sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself.  You sweat more in the heat, while exercising, when you have a fever or when you are nervous.  Your body is trying to get back to 98.6 degrees F.
    When your body gets hot, water absorbs the heat. It then travels to the blood and eventually is removed by sweating the heated water. As the sweat evaporates, it cools the skin, adding to the cooling effect.

  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Fall ‘15

    Yes, I know summer doesn’t start until June 21st, and the last thing you are probably interested in right now is financial management. However, if you want to get better control on your finances and out of debt, Financial Peace University is just what you need.

  • Tick varieties in Kentucky

    This is my second news column on ticks in the past month. The tall grass this spring provides ticks ample opportunities to hitch a ride on hikers and pets alike. Ticks can make outdoor activities very uncomfortable in Kentucky, as well as posing a potential public health threat.  Tick season extends from mid-March through August across the Commonwealth.

  • Kentucky strawberries
  • 4-H’ers, get ready to go camping

    Spring has sprung and before you know it, summer will be here. 4-H Camp is a great way to fill those lazy summer days. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence, responsibility, have a lot of fun and make many friends.

  • Safe canning practices keep everyone healthy

    Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let’s face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food.

  • Help livestock beat the heat

    Summer is almost here. We’ve already experienced some heat and within the past couple of weeks little to any rainfall. It could be just a taste of what’s to come. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You need to be aware when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.