Lineback

The story of the traditional Lineback is essentially the story of the American melting pot. In the early days of our country’s settlement, people arrived from many different parts of Europe, often bringing their native breeds of cattle with them. Most of these, naturally, were various breeds of the British Isles: From Ireland, the IrishContinue reading “Lineback”

What are Heirloom Plants?

What exactly are heirloom plants? That is a tricky question to answer simply because gardeners differ on the precise definition. There are two traits that most heirloom plants have in common: A long history. The ability to breed back true to type (in other words, not hybrid). Also, many heirloom plants have been developed overContinue reading “What are Heirloom Plants?”

Laura Ingalls Wilder Country

If you love the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder—and who doesn’t?—you will probably enjoy this beautiful book. Laura Ingalls Wilder Country by William Anderson contains countless photos of the people and places Laura loved, from Lake Pepin in the Big Woods of Wisconsin to the Little House in the Ozarks and everywhere in between. Continue reading “Laura Ingalls Wilder Country”