Drought Proofing Farms, Ranches and Habitats

In most landmasses of the planet, especially a climatically cantankerous continent such as North America, aridity and drought cycles are a fact of life. The good news just so happens to be: that our farms and ranches can be drought-proofed with effective planning and mitigation strategies. Nature sets the example with all manner of brilliant water-saving techniques/technology and intelligent agriculturists will mimic nature’s proven patterns.  Integrating a combination of cultural techniques, infrastructure development and species selection is the pathway to thriving success in the face of drying adversity and un-relenting heat. The first order of business is choosing appropriate plant … Read more

Southern Plains Bison: July 2013

It’s getting crazy out there! Bulls are ‘roaring’, tending and sparring causing you to begin sensing that you might not be as safe out there on foot all of the sudden. Trust your senses…. And don’t be out there on foot this time of year. They’re busy and other than feeding, they require the benefit of our absence. Feeding is a smart thing to do in the summer if Texas bison is your bag.  Another smart thing to do is planning for the coming fall, winter and your marketing strategy options with plenty of time to consider many alternatives. Planning … Read more

The Buzz about Natural Fly Control

Natural Fly Control June 2013 I’m sure you enjoy annoying flies and nuisance neighbors as much as I do.  House flies, stable flies, face flies and biting flies are synanthropic pests of the muscidae family that can build up into a population explosion almost overnight due to a 5 day life cycle in the warmer months.  From an ecological point of view, they are a ‘gift from heaven’ to the entire food chain as many species consider them a delicacy.  When you are the bottom of the food chain your survival strategy is to reproduce rapidly.  As is often the case, we humans … Read more