Like it? Click to download it! Finding free stock photos that don’t require some kind of complicated attribution can be a challenge. But if you have a blog or content-driven website, it is a challenge that must be faced. Allow us to recommend six sites with a good mix of farm, nature, rural, and Kansas…… Continue reading 6 Sources of Free Stock Photos
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These charts offer basic information on important factors to evaluate when choosing a breed.
While most weather reports will list the current heat index, for those of you obsessed with data, this is an easy way to figure it out yourself.
What bad bugs are invading your area? The K-State entomology newsletter may have the answer. This newsletter keeps Kansans informed about the comings and goings of a wide range of insects of economic importance, particularly those that impact field crops. Pests of corn, soy, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa are regularly discussed. However, this newsletter…… Continue reading K-State Entomology Newsletter
Looking for the best breed of chicken to raise this year? How about a heritage breed? Heritage chicken breeds may not reach the egg or meat production levels of commercial hybrids, but they are often healthier and hardier, not to mention more attractive. For a free-range situation, heritage breeds can’t be beat. The Livestock Conservancy…… Continue reading Pick-a-Chick
As wet weather sets in, it’s handy to have access to tools for tracking rapidly changing weather conditions. One resource we’ve made good use of is the WunderMap from Weather Underground. The WunderMap is an impressive compilation of data from the National Weather Service, trained spotters, law enforcement officials, and citizen scientists. With the click…… Continue reading WunderMap
Over 120 historical markers dot the Kansas landscape, telling the story of our fascinating state. If you are looking for the Kansas historical markers, the Kansas Historical Society offers a complete listing organized by county. Each entry provides the full text of the marker, along with its address and GPS coordinates. As you visit the…… Continue reading Kansas Historical Markers
Homestead on the Range has come a long way since we launched our website almost five years ago. Our site was originally self-hosted. About a year ago we moved to WordPress.com, and we haven’t looked back. If you are launching a new website for your farm, small business, or personal enjoyment, or if you are…… Continue reading 4 Reasons We Use WordPress.com
Looking for an extensive repository of digitized primary source material related to the turbulent territorial days of Kansas? Try Territorial Kansas Online, a project developed by the Kansas State Historical Society and the University of Kansas. Territorial Kansas Online displays a wide range of artifacts dating from 1854 to 1861, including: Letters. Speeches. Articles. Pamphlets.…… Continue reading Territorial Kansas Online