Refine Search

Ignore those ugly rumors about mulch

...the starvation rumor goes like this: The two nutrients most needed by soil microorganisms are carbon and nitrogen. Wood chips, straw, sawdust and many other organic mulches are high in carbon but low in nitrogen. When soil microorganisms chew...

Soak wood chips (a couple handfuls should do it) in a large bowl of water for 2 to...then fold three of the edges up to form a shallow pocket. Place the wood chips in the pocket to fill, then seal the foil packet. Using a fork, or...
Photo feature: Carving out a living

Wood chips fly as Guy Lane of Alaskan Wooden Bear Cabins works on a carving at sunset alongside the Sterling Highway in Soldotna last weekend. "I carve whatever looks good in a piece of wood," Lane said.
Mother Nature shines on Soldotna's 55th Progress Days

...Soldotna Little League Park where music and the aromas of the State Championship Dutch Oven competition filled the air as wood chips flew and chain saws hummed during the annual Sawfest chainsaw carving exhibition. The demonstration included a remake...
New projects increase Alaska's biomass use

...Alaska's biomass boilers. Biomass boilers are built to heat one or more buildings. They can be stoked with cord wood, wood chips or wood pellets and have become popular with the rise of heating oil prices.
First female homesteader in Soldotna shares memories

...of being a homemaker decades ago. She said it was challenging heating the large metal cooking stove with nothing but wood chips, and making ice cream was only possible during the winter season because natural refrigeration was the only way to keep...
Peninsula farmers to learn good soil

...inches to the outside of the compost pile, Kinneen said. A good ratio is, at minimum, 10 five-pound buckets of wood chips, to every single five-pound bucket of fish waste. Cardboard and dry newspapers are also good sources of carbon...
Region III harriers ready to roll in Seward

...that kind of terrain."What's more, Kenai Central coach Teri Ostrander says the footing on the course, including wood chips, can grow softer with rain."It's not muddy," she said. "It just gets really soft. It absorbs all of the speed...
Choose the right mulch for your garden

...mulch materials from which to choose:- Shredded bark, wood chips and shavings. Easy to spread and long-lasting, but...quickly and return some nutrients to the soil.- Treated wood chips, charcoal and ash - especially barbeque briquettes and...

...turned into ethanol. In Columbus, Miss., yellow pine wood chips are being turned into gasoline and diesel. In Emmetsburg...dried up before it could fine-tune the machine that fed wood chips into a gassifier. KiOR, a Texas company making cellulosic...


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback