…All discoveries are made, and all errors corrected by those who ignore the climate of opinion. —C. S. Lewis
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 has the distinction of preserving a piece of the Chautauqua Hills and its unique mix of forest and prairie.
Most musicians in a group setting aren’t going to be playing lead 100% of the time. Sometimes you will be expected to back up a singer, while other times you will be playing rhythm while another instrumentalist takes a turn. Playing rhythm really can be enjoyable, whether you are on the guitar, the mandolin, orContinue reading “3 Tips for Playing Rhythm”
Climate will determine whether a Bos taurus taurus or a Bos taurus indicus is right for you.
Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be. —Grandma Moses
If you want to teach yourself how to play the banjo, don’t buy a songbook—try this instead. Master your instrument. The Banjo Encyclopedia: Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z by Ross Nickerson teaches you how to build your knowledge of the five-string banjo from the ground up. First come the basics: Parts of a banjo.Continue reading “The Banjo Encyclopedia”
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”
For minor to moderate insect problems, there is one pest-control solution that works every time: hand-picking the bugs. Gardeners still swear by this time-honored method of controlling pests. Many people patrol their gardens daily, scouring the plants for signs of unwelcome visitors. With some types of pests, in fact, hand-picking the bugs is the bestContinue reading “Manual Pest Control”
Watching sheepdogs at work is amazing, isn’t it? Of course, the desire to herd is pure instinct. But most of the sheepdogs that you have seen have probably been taught how to channel that instinct in the desired direction in response to spoken commands. While commands do vary from handler to handler, the following isContinue reading “A Sheepdog’s Glossary”