• Extraordinary Chickens

    Looking for a unique gift for the chicken fan of the family?  Here’s a favorite! Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage has captured the personalities, breed differences, and striking good looks of chickens of all shapes and sizes in two books: Extraordinary Chickens and Extra Extraordinary Chickens.  Disheveled crests, unusual combs, feathered feet, colorful plumage—it’s all represented.  Even… Continue Reading…

    Extraordinary Chickens
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

    Vitamin E (tocopherol) is best known for its immune-boosting function.  It serves as an antioxidant, working with selenium to eliminate free radicals.  It also helps to repair damage to the body, and ensures the health of the white blood cells.  Because of this important role, and its function as a structural component of various membranes,… Continue Reading…

    Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • The Ongoing GMO Debate

    First a definition: A GMO (genetically modified organism) is any living thing that has been altered by genetic engineering. Genetic engineering uses a plethora of different techniques to create GMOs, but in all cases the end result is the same: the insertion, deletion, or mutation of one or more genes.  This technology enables scientists and… Continue Reading…

    The Ongoing GMO Debate
  • The Roots of Cattle Driving: Part 1

    There seems to be a vague impression that the Chisholm Trail stands alone in history, an isolated event with no connection to other events either before or afterward.  Nothing could be further from the truth! The history of cattle driving undoubtedly goes back thousands of years to the wanderings of nomadic peoples all over the… Continue Reading…

    The Roots of Cattle Driving: Part 1


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