Carneiro: The Sheep Town

One of the little dead towns of Kansas, just 12 miles east of Ellsworth, bears the name Carneiro (pronounced, “kahr-NAIR-oh”).  Interestingly, the name is Portuguese, not a very common language for place-names in this state, and it means, “sheep” or “mutton.” Now if there is one type of livestock Kansas is typically associated with, itContinue reading “Carneiro: The Sheep Town”

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

It may seem simple to define sustainable agriculture, but ask two people what it is, and you’ll probably get two different answers. Many of the various perspectives have similarities, but each approaches the subject from a slightly different angle. Here are three of the most common viewpoints. Environmental Focus One common view is that sustainableContinue reading “What is Sustainable Agriculture?”

5 Ways to Improve Winter Egg Production

It’s the coldest time of the year, and also the time when the chickens seem less than enthusiastic about laying eggs.  Yes, it’s only natural that the little birds would want to slow down somewhat when there’s a cold wind whipping through their feathers, but once you’ve gotten used to having a refrigerator full ofContinue reading “5 Ways to Improve Winter Egg Production”