Merry Christmas 2017

It’s Christmas time once again! Thank you for another great year at Homestead on the Range! We are looking forward to bringing you even more helpful country living information in 2018. Meanwhile, if you are looking for some helpful resources to start the new year right or just for a little interesting reading, allow us…

George M. Beebe

George M. Beebe was born on October 28, 1836, in New York. Like many politicians, he first chose to pursue the legal profession, being admitted to the bar in 1857. He began practicing in Monticello, New York, but later that year moved to Peoria, Illinois, where he briefly worked as the editor of the Central…

Last-Minute Gift Idea: The Worst Jokes I Know

Searching for an inexpensive last-minute gift idea perfect for children? Take a look at The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!): 101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters of All Ages by B. Patrick Lincoln. This illustrated book is sure to delight jokers (cards, you might say) of all ages with puns new…

Samuel Medary

From an early age, Samuel Medary, native of Pennsylvania, was a influential Democrat, his foremost weapon being his formidable pen. He was born in 1801; 16 years later he was already contributing prose and poetry to the Norristown Herald. After a series of moves and some time spent as a rural schoolteacher, Medary established his…