Once again, we'll close out with some highlights from 2022. It was a busy year for us at Homestead on the Range.
What is Frost Seeding?
Frost seeding is the practice of broadcasting seeds at a time when repeated freezing and thawing is causing the ground to heave.
Your Weather Folklore Questions Answered
Answers to excellent questions about weather folklore sayings, from lightning to persistence to signs of the changing seasons.
Top 10 Western Heritage Resources
Our readers love exploring topics related to the West, ranging from railroads to mustangs to windmills. Read on to discover our most popular Western heritage resources.
Grazing Management by Species: Poultry
Poultry are not true grazing animals, but they will consume some grass in their diet. Furthermore, poultry play an important role in pasture ecology.
Factors Affecting Grassfed Beef Flavor
Grassfed beef is often criticized for its unusual flavor. And yet some grassfed steaks take center stage at high-end restaurants. What makes the difference?
Grazing Management by Species: Goats
Goats are true browsers, meaning they prefer to eat foliage above their shoulder height. This makes them great foragers of shrubs and small trees.
Purple threeawn (Aristida purpurea) primarily occupies disturbed sites as an early successional species, preparing the ground for native wildflowers to move in.
Switchgrass is one of the dominant plant species of the tallgrass prairie, and it alone accounts for much of the natural soil-building that occurs on native prairies.
Grazing Management by Species: Sheep
While sheep consume grass as 60% of their diet, they more than any other type of livestock will also eat forbs (non-woody flowering plants, commonly known as "weeds").