Summer is fast approaching! It’s time to battle the bugs, brush up on music skills, and plan some family time for Memorial Day.
While the fuzzy classic type has persisted as a children’s pony, a flashy modern type has evolved as a show and pleasure-driving pony for adults.
Looking for a taste of the Smoky Hills? We have pulled together ten of our favorite destinations.
Good resolutions are like babies crying in church. They should be carried out immediately. —Charles M. Sheldon
Gardening on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice looks or taste! The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb: 400 Thrifty Tips for Saving Money, Time & Resources In and Around the Garden by Rhonda Massingham Hart will show you how to make the most of your gardening dollars, while still enjoying a beautiful and productiveContinue reading “The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb”
The Quarter Horse is truly an American breed, reflective of the nation’s changing lifestyle and progress westward. Its earliest ancestors came with the Spanish conquistadors. These horses of various bloodlines were captured by Indians and traded as far as the Atlantic seaboard. The Spanish-derived Indian ponies, particularly those kept by the Chickasaw, were valued forContinue reading “Quarter Horse”
When March 1879 hit, the Exodusters were ready to go. They came from all parts of the South. Mississippi was well represented, as was Texas. Many Exodusters were from Tennessee, where Benjamin “Pap” Singleton had been particularly active. Others came from Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia. Their numbers could only be estimated, but the following springContinue reading “The Exodusters: Part 2”
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. —Native American proverb
For centuries, the Poitou region of France was famous as a center of mule breeding. The area even boasted special breeds of horse and donkey developed exclusively for the purpose—the Poitevin horse, known for its heavy build, and the Poitou donkey, prized for its tall stature and large joints. When the horse and donkey wereContinue reading “Poitou”
The Exodusters were African-Americans, typically emancipated slaves, that journeyed to Kansas after the Civil War. The legacy of these unique pioneers, traveling en masse to find a better life, has captured the state’s imagination, making them among the most memorable of Kansas immigrants.