Checking seed viability - Do you have packets of seed that did not get used up last year, or even from a few years ago? Are you wondering if they are still good to use or if you need to go out and purchase new seeds? Well here is an easy way to check to see if the seed package you opened three years ago is still viable.
Growing Your Own Forage Blend is Easy You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow your own Chicken Forage Blend. All it takes is a little know-how and a short list of supplies. My instructions will only show you how to grow one 17 inch flat of the seed blend, but if you understand the concept of successive gardening, you can schedule multiple sowings two weeks apart for a continuous supply throughout the growing season
Private wells provide important sources of drinking water for rural homes, but in order to continue providing fresh clean water they must be properly maintained and kept free of contamination. In order to prevent illness, wells should be regularly tested for the presence of bacteria and chemical contaminants. It is recommended to test for bacteria at least three times a year and to test for chemical contaminants at least once a year.