Getting Started: Part 3—Persevere

Getting Started: Part 3—Persevere

Country living is exciting.  Every day is a new adventure.  The opportunities to learn and challenge yourself never end.  Freedom, family life, peace and quiet—aren’t these things we all crave? […]

Growing Corn Successfully

Free eBook: Growing Corn Successfully

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 […]

Chautauqua Hills

Chautauqua Hills

The Chautauqua Hills run in a narrow band (ten miles wide at most) from the Kansas–Oklahoma line up to about Yates Center. Rolling uplands mark the region, and the Verdigris, […]

Pros and Cons of Soaker Hoses

Pros and Cons of Soaker Hoses

Careful stewardship of your water resources is a good policy whether you live in the semi-arid High Plains or along the rivers of eastern Kansas, but balancing conservation with effectiveness […]

Getting Started: Part 2—Think For Yourself

Getting Started: Part 2—Think For Yourself

It can be very tempting to align ourselves with an ideology or movement, can’t it?  Usually we’re attracted to a particular way of thinking because there’s something in it that […]

Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas

Free eBook: Beans as a Field Crop in Kansas

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 […]

Arkansas River Lowlands

Arkansas River Lowlands

This sandy floodplain is a unique ecosystem, but one which challenges farmers to the utmost.

When the Hens Stop Laying

When the Hens Stop Laying

Oh, no!  The hens have stopped laying! Few chicken-keeping problems are as bewildering as this one.  So many variables affect egg production.  How do you sort through them all? The […]

Getting Started: Part 1—Live Debt Free

Getting Started: Part 1—Live Debt Free

Are you new to country living?  Just starting out or maybe taking a deep breath before making the jump?  Never fear!  Over the next four weeks you’ll find tips to […]