Merry Christmas 2017

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 to make a few recommendations.   Best of 2017 From … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2017

What Are Milk Components?

What Are Milk Components?

Milk components are a common topic related to dairy cattle. For example, when researching dairy breeds, it is commonly mentioned that Jersey cows have more components in their milk than Holsteins do. So what are the components of milk? There are three main categories: Fat. Protein. Other solids.   Fat When a cow’s rumen digests fiber, it produces fatty acids. Some of these fatty acids … Continue reading What Are Milk Components?

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

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 and old: A very prudent gardener planted dollar bills throughout … Continue reading Last-Minute Gift Idea: The Worst Jokes I Know

Samuel Medary

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 own paper in Batavia, Ohio, in 1828—the Ohio Sun, dedicated … Continue reading Samuel Medary

British and Continental Cattle Breeds

British and Continental Cattle Breeds

There are many way to categorize cattle breeds—beef and dairy, standard and miniature, commercial and heritage, Bos taurus taurus and Bos taurus indicus. One classification that is frequently used to describe beef breeds is British versus Continental. The names are rather self-explanatory. British breeds come from the United Kingdom, while Continental breeds come from Continental Europe. But there is more here than meets the eye. … Continue reading British and Continental Cattle Breeds

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

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

Looking for clean jokes for the whole family? Look no further! Homestead on the Range is pleased to announce the release of The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!): 101 Funny Bone Ticklers for Jokesters of All Ages by B. Patrick Lincoln in both paperback and eBook formats. Young jokers (cards, you might say) will learn 101 side-splitting riddles and funny bone … Continue reading The Worst Jokes I Know (and I Know a Lot!)