The number of breeds available to the homesteader or chicken enthusiast can be astounding. Just flip through a hatchery catalog. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of chickens? To whittle down the options and select a breed or breeds you are going to be satisfied with, you need to have at…… Continue reading Choosing a Breed of Chicken
If you are looking for a basic guide to purchasing and caring for a flock of sheep, try Sheep Production in Kansas. This 76-page bulletin was originally published by the Kansas State Agricultural College in 1927. The bulletin covers a variety of topics, including sheep selection, pasturing, feeding, and housing. Want to know: Which breed…… Continue reading Free eBook: Sheep Production in Kansas
Here’s some old-time wisdom we can benefit from today! Growing Corn Successfully: A Treatise on Corn Culture From Plowing and Planting to Harvesting and Marketing by E. S. Teagarden was originally published in 1895 as a protest against a problem all too prevalent in the author’s time—farmers planted more corn than they could properly manage. …… Continue reading Free eBook: Growing Corn Successfully
Here’s a book that can help you grow something a little different in your field or food plot: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas, issued by the Kansas State Horticultural Society in 1918. This brief publication starts with a look at the history and benefits of bean-raising in Kansas. Then follows a guide to…… Continue reading Free eBook: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas
The best way to solve an egg production problem is to keep good records well before the problem starts.