Australian Cattle Dog

When Australia was first settled, cattle farms were clustered around present-day Sidney, close to market. The traditional dog that took the small herds to town was the Smithfield, probably somewhat like an Old English Sheepdog in appearance. But when the grazing land further inland were opened to stockmen in 1813, extensive ranching changed everything. FarContinue reading “Australian Cattle Dog”

Get Ready for July 2016

Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm.  Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover how wood type affects the sound of your guitar. Explore the 11 physiographic regions of Kansas. Learn about rare and popular breeds of livestock. ConsiderContinue reading “Get Ready for July 2016”