Month: January 2018

French Alpine

French Alpine

The French Alpine originated thousands of years ago as the direct descendant of the Pashang of Persia, one of the earliest goats to be domesticated. The Pashang traveled to the […]

What is "Raw" Water?

What is “Raw” Water?

One of the most recent trends in health is “raw” water. Simply put, raw water is water that has not been filtered or treated in any way. It may come […]

Territorial Kansas Online

Territorial Kansas Online

Looking for an extensive depository of digitized primary source material related to the turbulent territorial days of Kansas? Try Territorial Kansas Online, a project developed by the Kansas State Historical […]

Cashmere

Cashmere

Cashmere—a word that has denoted luxury and comfort since the most ancient times. Perhaps the oldest reference to this fine fiber is in Exodus 25:4, where God requests offerings of […]

Osage Orange Firewood: A Caution

Osage Orange Firewood: A Few Cautions

A quick glance at the heating properties of Osage orange may suggest that this tree is the world’s best firewood (if you don’t mind battling thorns and sharpening chainsaw blades […]

2018 Reading Challenge: Kansas

2018 Reading Challenge: Kansas

A new year—a new reading challenge! This year, Kansas is the theme. To complete the challenge, you must read 12 Kansas-related books by the end of 2018: A book about […]

Boer

Boer

Boer is an Afrikaans words meaning “farmer,” which sums up the history of the Boer goat (literally, “farmer’s goat”) nicely. From the breed’s origins in South Africa in the early […]

7 Cold-Weather Country Living Projects

7 Cold-Weather Country Living Projects

Looking for something to do indoors on those cold, cloudy days of winter? Put that time to good use with one of these projects: Set goals for the new year. […]

Angora

Angora

The Angora comes to us from the Himalayas of Asia Minor. Its origins are so ancient that the details have been lost altogether. It is believed to be a direct […]

The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!)

Now on Kindle Unlimited—The Worst Jokes I Know

Why did the chicken really cross the road? Now is your chance to find out—for free.