Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Preserving the food we grow at home or buy in bulk from a local farmer can seem daunting to the beginner. We know that food safety is important, but how do we achieve it? This food preservation site from K-State has the answers. Many resources have been combined into one convenient location. Learn more about: Canning. Curing and smoking. Dehydrating. Food business. Freezing. Jams and … Continue reading Food Preservation

Kansas Bird Checklists

Kansas Bird Checklists

If you plan on doing any birdwatching in Kansas this Memorial Day weekend, equip yourself with a checklist first. The Kansas Ornithological Society offers free PDF downloads of the following checklists: Kansas birds. Kansas birds with scientific names and taxonomy. Birds by county. County bird checklists combined into one document. Also, be sure to see the species county dot maps for a visual presentation of … Continue reading Kansas Bird Checklists

On the Range Gets a New Look

On the Range Gets a New Look

On the Range, your country living update, has a fresh look! The new simplified design for this free weekly newsletter allows for easier reading, no matter what device or program you use to read emails. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to start receiving information you can use: Timely tips. Headlines that affect you. Fun facts. Food for thought. Reading challenge hints. The latest additions … Continue reading On the Range Gets a New Look

Getting Ready for February 2017?

Getting Ready for February 2017?

Looking for seasonal reminders and fun things to do this February? We have moved our monthly Get Ready updates to On the Range, our free weekly country living newsletter. Subscribing is easy! Just follow this link and enter your email address. You can start receiving your weekly newsletter as early as tomorrow! Other features you can look forward to include: Links to our latest posts. … Continue reading Getting Ready for February 2017?

Web Soil Survey

Web Soil Survey

Knowing your soils is a good idea, no matter where you live or what type of country living activity you pursue. The USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service makes that job easy. The Web Soil Survey site takes a little bit of getting used to, but it provides a wealth of information. Once you have selected an area of interest, you can view a map identifying … Continue reading Web Soil Survey

Registers of Historic Places

Registers of Historic Places

Looking for a particular landmark, or just curious to know what historic places are in your part of Kansas?  Check out the registers kept by the Kansas Historical Society. These databases can help you view historic sites listed in several places: National Register of Historic Places. Register of Kansas Historic Places. Kansas Historic Resources Inventory. Along the way, read about historical background, architectural notes, and … Continue reading Registers of Historic Places

LegiScan Bill Tracking

LegiScan Bill Tracking

Interested in tracking the progress of that important or controversial piece of legislation?  LegiScan’s bill tracking tool makes it easy. There are several ways you can use this online tool: Pick a specific bill and follow its progress. Track the activities of a committee. Find out what is happening in a branch of legislature. LegiScan works great on both state and federal levels.  You don’t … Continue reading LegiScan Bill Tracking