Nebo Lights

Nebo LED Lights

We love Nebo lights. They’re bright, they come in all shapes and sizes, and they attach to just about anything. That last part is what makes Nebo flashlights so handy. Depending on the model, a Nebo flashlight can be attached to a belt, a pocket, a magnetic surface, a nail on the wall, or even a strip of Velcro. Here are three of our favorite … Continue reading Nebo LED Lights

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

Kansas lost a state treasure in November 2017. No, it did not burn down, it did not collapse, and it was not razed. It was simply unincorporated. This landmark was the tiny town of Freeport, the smallest incorporated city in Kansas.   Early History of Freeport Located in Harper County, Freeport began its existence as Midlothian (a Scottish word meaning “midland”), just two or three … Continue reading Freeport, Formerly the Smallest Incorporated City in Kansas

The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!)

The Worst Jokes I Know—$1.99 This Weekend Only

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (February 9–11), we are offering a special price of $1.99 on the Kindle edition of The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!) by B. Patrick Lincoln. This is almost a 70% savings compared to the list price of the print version! The Worst Jokes I Know is an illustrated collection of 101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters … Continue reading The Worst Jokes I Know—$1.99 This Weekend Only

LaMancha

LaMancha

As its name suggests, the LaMancha does have ancestors from Spain, but it was developed entirely in the United States. Its story begins with the arrival of the conquistadors. The conquistadors and the missionaries who accompanied them always brought along livestock for food. Goats were usually among the herds and flocks, thanks to their versatility; they could provide both milk and meat on long journeys … Continue reading LaMancha

4 Reasons We Use WordPress.com

4 Reasons We Use WordPress.com

Homestead on the Range has come a long way since we launched our website almost five years ago. Our site was originally self-hosted, but about a year ago we moved to WordPress.com, and we haven’t looked back. If you are considering launching a new website for your farm, small business, or personal enjoyment, or if you have been dissatisfied with your current arrangement, you might … Continue reading 4 Reasons We Use WordPress.com

French Alpine

French Alpine

The French Alpine originated thousands of years ago as the direct descendant of the Pashang of Persia, one of the earliest goats to be domesticated. The Pashang traveled to the Alps with the original settlers of this rugged region, and here it adapted to new conditions. For millennia the goats of the Alps developed as a landrace, the harsh, unforgiving environment having the first choice … Continue reading French Alpine

Territorial Kansas Online

Territorial Kansas Online

Looking for an extensive depository of digitized primary source material related to the turbulent territorial days of Kansas? Try Territorial Kansas Online, a project developed by the Kansas State Historical Society and the University of Kansas. Territorial Kansas Online displays a wide range of artifacts dating from 1854 to 1861, including: Letters. Speeches. Articles. Pamphlets. Photographs. Legislative acts. Meeting minutes. Sheet music. There are several … Continue reading Territorial Kansas Online

Cashmere

Cashmere

Cashmere—a word that has denoted luxury and comfort since the most ancient times. Perhaps the oldest reference to this fine fiber is in Exodus 25:4, where God requests offerings of goats’ hair (also known as cashmere) to build the tabernacle. The cashmere was subsequently used to make curtains (Exodus 36:14). While any goat except the fleecy Angora can technically produce cashmere, some goats have been … Continue reading Cashmere