Around 1880, a wet spell descended on most of the Great Plains. Wild speculations were indulged in as to what caused it.
Broad-leaf wood-oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is a very unique plant that goes by many names.
Thank You, God, for making wind,
For the mighty storms that You send;
Thank You for the rainbow’s bend.
Thank You, God, for Kansas.
Choosing only 10 places that represent the Flint Hills at their finest is not a simple task. Take any road and sooner or later you will see something breathtaking.
The Native Americans of the Plains were in a prime position to observe the weather and learn the sequences that precede and follow each weather system.
Kansas has long been identified as the Sunflower State. The Native Americans relied on the sunflower for food. Early pioneers observed its profusion and noted how important it was to the birds of the plains. The Love of Kansas for the Sunflower In the homestead days of Kansas, many a country essayist or versifier celebratedContinue reading “How the Kansas Legislature Tried to Eradicate the Sunflower”
Short poems feature bugs that will be familiar to nearly every Kansas child, and children from other places, as well.
Udall. Topeka. Hesston. Andover. Greensburg. Whether you lived through them or not, the major tornadoes of Kansas have become indelibly stamped on the state’s memory.
No matter what your country living interests are, you must have this book. This may seem like an exaggeration. Rest assured, it’s not.
Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.