Birdwatchers have long had a few hints and tricks on the best days to go birding (preferably on a cloudy day with low barometric pressure sometime near the peak of migration season). Now scientists have offered us a new tool. BirdCast, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, periodically releases migration forecasts to help birdwatchers pickContinue reading “BirdCast”
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:Continue reading “Food Preservation”
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 seeContinue reading “Kansas Bird Checklists”
If you enjoy research and writing, you are probably always on the lookout for a better way to keep track of information. Scrivener is an outstanding program that can help. As for telling you what Scrivener can do, it’s hard for us to know where to start, since it can do so much. First off,Continue reading “Scrivener”
Do you want to get better acquainted with the weather? Perhaps you just need to know the average precipitation for your area or when to expect the last frost of the season. Or maybe you’re a little more ambitious—you would like to be able to predict the weather over the next 24 hours or so.
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. FunContinue reading “On the Range Gets a New Look”
Thinking about getting some chicks this spring? It’s not too early to start considering what kind you’d like to keep—you may even be able to reserve some at your hatchery. For those of you who still haven’t quite decided on the right breeds to keep, this chick selector tool from Murray McMurray Hatchery can beContinue reading “Murray McMurray Chick Selector”
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 youContinue reading “Getting Ready for February 2017?”
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.
It’s already that time of year again—time to celebrate the birth of Christ and enjoy the company of our family members! Cold weather and snow mean that it is also time to find a cozy seat and catch up on some research and reading. Please enjoy this year’s lineup of our best content. We’re lookingContinue reading “Merry Christmas 2016”