Why is it that the perfect time to dig and divide your iris bed is in July at the height of the season’s heat? For bearded iris it’s because they go through a dormant period in the summer. This hardy perennial is a beautiful spring bloomer that is virtually immune to diseases. But to ensure health and vigor you should divide your bearded iris every three to five years. If they receive adequate sunlight (at least 6 hours a day) but do not bloom well then it is definitely time to divide.
The cooler temperatures and lower humidity that spread across Kentucky this week made it feel more like early fall than the dog days of summer.
Fall hunting season seems closer with a crispness in the air in mid-July. And in reality, it isn’t far off. Early fall squirrel season in Kentucky opens in less than a month.
Spending time at the shooting range now not only is fun but it’s also a surefire way to ensure you’ll be ready when it counts this fall.
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are products of a short breeding season. However, you shouldn’t convert from yearlong breeding to a shortened breeding season without a lot of planning.
The week of baseball’s All-Star break is considered the slowest period of the year in sports. With the boys of summer on a four-day hiatus and football players only starting to pack for training camp, there’s a national lull in most sports.
In the parable from Matthew 13, Jesus compares sharing the Gospel to planting a crop. It seems that the farmer in this parable had some mixed results from his planting efforts. Let’s take a look at the text and see what we can learn.
The story is told of the colorful, nineteenth-century gifted violinist, Niccolo Paganini, who on one occasion was performing before a packed house, playing a difficult piece of music, accompanied by a full orchestra giving him magnificent support.