It’s getting to be that time of year again—time to admire the beauty of the stars and planets. For a simple, inexpensive introduction consider Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars by David Chandler. Binoculars are a great way to get started stargazing, as they are easy to find and extremely portable, and this little bookletContinue reading “Exploring the Night Sky With Binoculars”
Sometime after 1650, a new kind of dog came into being all across Europe. This dog was the result of mixing various breeds of foxhound, bloodhound, greyhound, and setting spaniel types. Its original purpose was to partner with greyhounds in chasing down hares. The new dog went ahead of the hunters to sniff out theContinue reading “Pointer”
The singing cowboy is by no means a Hollywood invention. History records the fact that cowboys always sang, starting back when cattle trails began.
Did you know that Homestead on the Range offers three different ways to keep up with the latest country living information? On the Range. Your monthly country living update! With a free subscription to On the Range newsletter, you will receive notice of our latest posts, plus additions to the bookshelf, new photos in theContinue reading “3 Ways to Stay Posted”
The Old English Sheepdog, contrary to its name, is not terribly old. A 1771 portrait of the third Duke of Buccleuch by Gainsborough is commonly asserted to contain the first known likeness of the sheepdog. However, the dog in the portrait appears to be of a small breed, leaving us at a loss for aContinue reading “Old English Sheepdog”
Adjusting Livestock Production In an effort to reduce hog numbers, payments were also distributed to farmers who would destroy their piglets and pregnant sows. About 6 million piglets were slaughtered under the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA). A cattle-purchasing program was similarly implemented under the Drought Relief Service in areas where the Dust Bowl had hit theContinue reading “The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2”
This little book is packed with pithy quotes to help you learn how to be a leader who serves.
Water dogs have been important to Canadian fishermen since the 1600s. Dogs were used for everything from retrieving nets to towing boats. Short-haired dogs were preferred, as their coats did not collect ice, but few other specifications were viewed as important. Depending on where they were from, Canadian dogs were referred to as Newfoundlands, Labradors,Continue reading “Labrador Retriever”
The theory was simple. If consumers had to compete a little harder to obtain commodities, farmers would receive more income for those commodities.
Did you know that the last time a Kansas county boundary changed was as recent as 1978? Did you know that Kansas lost some land to Missouri when the Missouri River shifted in 1944? Did you know that for about 10 years Kansas had a county named…Kansas? If you’re a Kansas history buff, this onlineContinue reading “Atlas of Historical County Boundaries”