Name: Stenopelmatus fuscus
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two parts on rabies in horses and cattle.
As many home gardeners try to be more self-sufficient and cut costs, they look to starting plants at home, and with the right tools can have great success.
Two Jumps said he used to ride bulls. In spite of his name, he tried.
The Enemy: Austrian filedcress (Rippa austriaca)
The date for Easter changes every year. I’ve often wondered why and how it is determined so researched and found the following information:
There’s nothing like an evening of calving to promote the romantic image of the cowboy. Right, ladies?
Name: Tipula oleracea.
The Enemy: Smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to a small acreage, this old adage rings as true as ever.
Name: Epicauta Spp.
The Enemy: Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two parts on stereotypies in cattle.
This year I’m having a déjà foo.
Often we hear people refer to their small acreages as a “hobby farm,” a “gentleman’s farm,” “a responsibility for the kids” or “something to give me some exercise.”
Spring is not my favorite time of the year, but after this year’s winter, I’m looking more favorably toward it!
Name: Tera Spp.
The Enemy: Wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris)
Seems like I ride a lot of borrowed horses. At folks’ ranches or trail rides, ropings or brandings they mount me ’cause I’m usually a long way from home. I often bring my own saddle. They offer to lend me a saddle as well, but I decline for personal reasons. Sometimes it’s the only way I can…
There are a couple tidbits of interesting information I want to share with people in eastern Idaho that fit well with small-acreage ownership that most people don’t know.
Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. Farmworkers are at high risk for fatalities and injuries. They also may be exposed to hazards from grain bins, machinery, tractors, heat, noise, dust, pesticides, vehicles, ladders and falls. Just climbing on a haystack to pu…
Name: Philaenus spumarius
The Enemy: Western salsify (Tragopogon dubius)
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two parts on stereotypies in cattle.
How many of you have ever had a new veterinarian out to your place? You think you’re scared!
There are rewarding endeavors in the world of small-acreage businesses, and if you love trees, fruit, and pruning then a small acreage orchard might be the right direction.
Name: Agrilus anxius
The Enemy: London rocket (Sisymbrium irio)
My last column was on the professional women in agriculture, but I strongly feel the need to show how another segment of women in agriculture makes a difference.
In other parts of the country the “U-pick” farm industry has grown incredibly over the past 20 to 30 years. Some people like the experience of going to pick fruit as a family, and making memories out of a simple and fulfilling work experience.
The Enemy: Golden chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria)
Name: Reduvius personatus
A crossbreeding experiment that became a “breed” is the bison-cattle composite called the Beefalo.
ATTN: This is addressed to teenagers, tuba players and grown-ups in the news media who have gotten great giggles out of the story that cow flatulence is a danger to mankind.
One of the many business uses of your small acreage could be to plant a tree nursery.
The Enemy: Rocky Mountain beeplant (Cleome serrulata) or spider flower
Name: Autographa californica
National Agriculture Day is March 18 this year and the theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations,” so I thought I would write about the contribution women give to modern-day agriculture.
I was ugly when I was born. How ugly were you? I was so ugly they had to tie my mother’s legs together so I could nurse!
Being prepared for unexpected events in life is just good common sense. When running a small-acreage business, there are many aspects to consider when getting prepared for unseen circumstances. There are two critical parts of getting and keeping any small-acreage business prepared.
Not all farm ground is equal.
Name: Leptoglossus occidentalis
The Enemy: Common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
Innovative breeders in the western U.S. and Canada have been experimenting with bison-cattle crosses for a long time.
In my life there are people with talents I admire: horse trainers, good ropers, cattle traders, backyard mechanics, welders, guitar players. A.I. technicians, farriers, purebred breeders and rough stock riders, for instance. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that you can’t be good at everythi…
The Enemy: Maltese starthistle (Centaurea melitensis)
Name: Cephus cinctus