It was the mid-19th century. The cattle drive era was in full swing. Longhorns from Texas were entering Kansas in droves on their way up to the railheads. New towns were booming and fresh beef was being supplied to industrialized, post–Civil War consumers. But something was seriously wrong. The problem was not with the hardyContinue reading “Texas Fever”
One of the best ways to achieve a balanced approach to stewardship is to observe and mimic nature, putting the laws of creation to work for us.
Clearly the plains were ideal for livestock, and slowly George Grant’s plans for retirement were absorbed into a new vision.
The windmill was a common fixture on Great Plains farms, drawing water for cattle and making livestock ownership possible in the relatively dry areas of the West.