Benefits of Early Weaning Range sheep operations traditionally have allowed lambs to graze with ewes until late summer or early fall. In years when pasture is abundant and lamb growth is satisfactory, producers have little or no reason to wean lambs before they are ready to be finished.
To reduce the possibility of sewage backing into a home, homeowners will need to seal areas where sewage can flow in during periods of excessive rains or flooding. Sewage not only can damage building components and carpeting, it also has high concentrations of bacteria, protozoans and other pathogens that can pose serious health risks.
In North Dakota, some trees and shrubs have died and others are declining because of flood-related problems. However, you can help trees and shrubs recover. This publication gives you information to help trees and shrubs.
Floodwaters can cause extensive damage or even kill lawns and gardens. This publication will show you that with a little work, lawns and gardens can be rejuvenated or replaced.
If you do not plan to rebuild your flood-damaged home until next year, follow the advice in this publication as you prepare for winter.
Excessive moisture is the most common cause of hay fires. A chemical reaction in high-moisture haystacks or bales produces flammable gas that can ignite if the temperature is high enough (about 130 F). Fire is possible in loose, baled or stacked hay stored inside or outside. Hay becomes a fire hazard when the moisture content is 20 percent or higher in small stacked bales and more than 18 percent in stacked large square or round bales. Hay fires usually occur within six weeks of baling.
Recovering from a flood can be an overwhelming task, but this information from the NDSU Extension Service can help.
Wood submerged in water will absorb a large amount of water. Rebuilding too quickly after a flood can cause continuing problems such as mold growth, insect infestations and deterioration of the wood and wall coverings.
Feel calmer, get connected and increase your sense of control by being prepared.
A water table above the basement floor causes water to continually seek ways to enter the basement. This publication touches on what happens when that occurs and what can be done to prevent it from happening.
This is a step by step guide to prepare a home for a flood.
Evacuating their home obviously is stressful for children. Plan ahead by packing a disaster supplies kit for each of your children to grab if your family has to evacuate.
Many things can be done before the snow melts or before a heavy rainstorm to reduce damage to home and property. This checklist can help you prepare to reduce the severity of water or a flood on your home and family.
This is a checklist of buildings and equipment that should be checked after the water from a flood subsides.
The proper way to fill sandbags is shown in this publication.
This circular shows the proper stacking for a sandbag dike.
Spending the winter in an RV is not something to dread, especially if the owner takes the steps in this publication to make it more comfortable.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a natural disaster or any other adversity and adapt well to changes in your life.