There is nothing Josh Bramlett wants more than a dog. And his father Eben has just the plan to make this dream come true! Scrub cattle run wild across Florida, just waiting to be rounded up and driven to market—a market hungry for beef in the days just after the Civil War. If you love…… Continue reading Brave the Wild Trail
The notion that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz might be allegorical is common. Most experts vary in their opinions of what the allegory is about.
What horse-loving child hasn’t devoured one of Marguerite Henry’s books? Henry wrote with enthusiasm and feeling, making her stories timeless masterpieces that are sure to touch the heart. While she has written many books that we could heartily recommend for readers of all ages, we have whittled down the list to ten of our absolute…… Continue reading Top 10 Marguerite Henry Books
Christmas will be here before you know it! Prepare tasty treats and heartfelt gifts from your own homegrown offerings, and snuggle up on the couch for a little storytelling. Retell the story of Sod Corn Jones.Read Scripture passages about the meaning of Christmas.Make a sweet potato beetle.Encourage your child to start an EcoJournal.Give a weather…… Continue reading Get Ready for December 2016
October is just around the corner! Are you ready to start a business, explore nature, and live by faith? Start and run your own small farm business.Find out how livestock are upgraded.Explore options for super-small-scale farms.Identify the wildflowers and grasses of Kansas.Love God with all your mind.Save money on seeds.See the stars.Understand the importance of…… Continue reading Get Ready for October 2016
Those of us who play music typically do it for the love of it, not necessarily for any benefits it might bring us. However, research indicates that playing an instrument goes a long way toward making us healthy, well-balanced individuals. Here’s how: Enhanced brain function. About 90% of the brain is stimulated during music practice.…… Continue reading Benefits of Making Music
What child doesn’t love Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books? Now they can see firsthand what it might have been like to live in Laura’s time! The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christine Wyss Eriksson introduces the people and places of the Little House series in a fun, child-friendly format. After…… Continue reading The World of Little House
The Family Garden Journal published by Homestead on the Range is now better than ever! We have released a new compact edition that is easier to carry, but still contains plenty of room for logging your family’s daily plans, observations, and harvests. Develop your green thumb while creating a keepsake: Start by planning for success…… Continue reading New Compact Family Garden Journal Available
June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history. Find out how glyphosate-resistant crops work.Brush up on your mandolin technique.Teach your kids how to knit on those rainy days.Discover the story of the Stetson hat.Make a strawberry shortcake.Collect five things every beginning charcoal artist needs.Consider…… Continue reading Get Ready for June 2016
Looking for the perfect gift for the homesteader who loves to garden and cook? Take a look at these handy cookbooks.