3 Books for the Homestead Kitchen

Looking for the perfect gift for the homesteader who loves to garden and cook? Take a look at these handy cookbooks: All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook Solve the question of what to do with all that produce! This colorful little cookbook offers a variety of suggestions for making the most of homegrown vegetables and…

Arabian

One of the most famous horse breeds in the world is also one of the oldest.  The Arabian probably ran wild in the Middle East for thousands of years.  Archaeologists have unearthed skeletons that suggest it has changed relatively little over time. But the Arabian horse probably would have remained in obscurity forever had it not…

Attracting Turkeys to Your Backyard

One of the great advantages of living in rural Kansas is the opportunity to see wildlife up-close and personal. At this time of year, many of us find ourselves thinking about turkey.  While spring is probably the best time to see turkeys in Kansas, since they are abundant and rather noisy, these big birds are…

Quote of the Week: A Future and a Hope

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ —Jeremiah 29:11

Tree in the Trail

Trees were scarce on the Kansas prairie once. When the young Indian boy took such great pains to shelter the tiny cottonwood from the hooves of the bison, little did he realize what changes the sapling would live through! This post may contain affiliate links. Read our affiliate disclosure. Tree in the Trail, a well-researched…

Appaloosa

Ancient art reveals that spotted horses have long been companions of mankind, wherever he has taken up residence.  Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that there are several possible origins of the Appaloosa horse of the Old West. The first likely source of the Appaloosa was the Spanish conquistadors, who brought horses with them to…

Eat Your Egg Yolks

If you keep your own flock of laying hens, it can be very difficult to throw that beautiful orange egg yolk down the drain. After all, you know that one of your own chickens worked hard to produce that yolk, and you might even know which hen produced it! Besides, that vibrant homegrown egg yolk…

Quote of the Week: A Genuine Kansan

…No genuine Kansan can emigrate.  He may wander.  He may roam.  He may travel.  He may go elsewhere, but no other State can ever claim him as a citizen. —John J. Ingalls

The Indispensable Capo

All guitarists need a capo.  Yes, you can get by without one if you know your bar chords, but why not save yourself some finger fatigue and just use the capo? There are several styles of capos out there.  We like the trigger-style capos from Dunlop because they can be clamped on quickly and easily,…