Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables

The gardening season is picking up. Some of you are probably starting to bring in the fruits of your efforts—literally. Ready to try out some new and creative ways to use your fresh vegetables this year? Here’s a Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin that contains some ideas that you might like experiment with: Fast and EasyContinue reading “Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables”

Cross Timbers State Park

Cross Timbers State Park was once the home of the Osage tribe. Settlement was slow in this region because the homesteaders realized that it was unsuitable for farming, thanks to thin, dry soils. Toronto Lake, the reservoir showcased by this park, was authorized under the Flood Control Act of 1941, as were many other KansasContinue reading “Cross Timbers State Park”

The Two Subspecies of Cattle

Did you know that cattle breeds are commonly categorized into two different subspecies? While the two subspecies can breed and produce fertile offspring, they do come from different parts of the world and have very distinctive characteristics. The species names are: Bos taurus taurus. Bos taurus indicus. Bos taurus taurus Simply put, Bos taurus taurusContinue reading “The Two Subspecies of Cattle”

Crawford State Park

The land that makes up Crawford State Park has long been the scene of government activity.  Before white men settled in Kansas, present-day Crawford County belonged to the Osage Indians.  A series of treaties changed this forever. In 1827, the government requested the Osage Indians to stay out of the area, which would be setContinue reading “Crawford State Park”