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Make sure they don’t freeze or they might not be effective next year
If you have liquid pesticides that need storing over the winter, make sure they don’t freeze. Jan Hygnstrom works with pesticide safety in Nebraska Extension. She says the freezing point of...
With autumn upon us, that means winter is just around the corner. Check out these five steps to help keep livestock happy and healthy during the upcoming chilly season.
Bring springtime and lots of color into your home
In most areas of the country, this is the dead of winter. It’s cold and bleak, and spring seems so far away. If you have early spring flowering trees or shrubs, you can remove a few of the...
Anytime there's snow on the ground is a good reason to go sledding
Anyone who's grown up around snow probably has a favorite sledding hill from their childhood. Flying down a hill is exhilarating, and there are tricks to make your sled go faster. Steve King has...
Water evergreens now to avoid brown needles in the spring
Despite the cold, harsh conditions of winter, your evergreens are still transpiring and need to have that lost water replaced. If moisture lost through the needles is higher than what the tree is...
Diesel engines don’t always start like they’re supposed to in the wintertime
Wintertime is frustrating when the diesel tractor won’t start. Maybe the fuel gelled up from the cold. But if that isn’t the issue, perhaps you need to provide a little extra help...
Turn those below-freezing temperatures into an opportunity to create ice luminaries and other beautiful creations using ice.
In Norway, where winter days are short and cold, the "koselig" lifestyle embraces all things warm, cozy, and comforting. Here are a few ways to make your own life more koselig.
If your feet are cold and wet you’ll be miserable
Mom always said to wear your hat and gloves when you go outside in the snow – and then she put a cheap pair of boots on you that made your feet freeze. A good pair of winter boots with the...
They're easy to install and can help minimize the drifting
When a big snow storm rolls in, we get some huge drifts on our drive, especially when the wind is howling just right. If we had a snow fence, we might not have to work so hard with the snow blower...