• Kansas Barns

    Have you ever driven along the back roads of Kansas and wondered about the stories those old barns could tell? Whether you love barns or are just an all-around Kansas history buff, you will probably enjoy Kansas Barns and Kansas Barns II by Martha Knudsen.  The two-volume set features at least one barn from every… Continue Reading…

    Kansas Barns
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

    Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a key part of the metabolism, helping the body process fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.  This translates into a number of vital roles.  Niacin is essential for the health of the skin, bones, joints, mucous membranes, digestive system, and central nervous system.   Natural Sources Grazing animals can… Continue Reading…

    Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Pros and Cons of Draft Animals

    There are few things as nostalgic as a well-trained team of draft horses plowing a field.  Some homesteaders thoroughly enjoy living out this bit of history on a regular basis.  On the other hand, others are equally attached to their tractors! So which option is best: the tractor or the draft team?  The answer varies. … Continue Reading…

    Pros and Cons of Draft Animals
  • What is the Central Flyway?

    For starters, flyways are the main routes followed by migrating birds.  Birds tend to gravitate to these flyways because they offer unobstructed corridors of travel with reliable sources of food, water, and shelter. In the United States, there are four flyways: Atlantic. Mississippi. Central. Pacific. The Central Flyway mostly takes birds over the spacious Great… Continue Reading…

    What is the Central Flyway?


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