The theory was simple. If consumers had to compete a little harder to obtain commodities, farmers would receive more income for those commodities.
There is nothing Josh Bramlett wants more than a dog. And his father Eben has just the plan to make this dream come true! Scrub cattle run wild across Florida, just waiting to be rounded up and driven to market—a market hungry for beef in the days just after the Civil War. If you love…… Continue reading Brave the Wild Trail
Charles “Buffalo” Jones has the distinction of being one of the first and most dedicated to save the bison from extinction.
What horse-loving child hasn’t devoured one of Marguerite Henry’s books? Henry wrote with enthusiasm and feeling, making her stories timeless masterpieces that are sure to touch the heart. While she has written many books that we could heartily recommend for readers of all ages, we have whittled down the list to ten of our absolute…… Continue reading Top 10 Marguerite Henry Books
Pike’s Peak and the Colorado Gold Rush—topics that are familiar to many. But did you know that Colorado Gold Rush is something of a misnomer? At the time, the gold rush was simply called the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, also a misnomer since the gold fields were about 85 miles north of the famous mountain.…… Continue reading The Kansas Gold Rush
Back in 2011, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Division, published a spectacular 160-page collection of best-of-Kansas scenes by the best Kansas photographers. This book, My Kansas: A Photographic Journey Across the Sunflower State, may now be easier to borrow than to buy. But if you can find a copy, by all means…… Continue reading My Kansas
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. Far…… Continue reading Australian Cattle Dog
Cowboy poetry, one might say, is the poetry of life, life in the West in particular.
Taking on a reading challenge is a fun way to broaden your reading selection and therefore your knowledge base. Homestead on the Range is happy to announce our first annual reading challenge. We would like to challenge to you commit to finishing 12 books before the end of the year (about one a month). The…… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: The Chisholm Trail
January is a great time to plan for a new year! Take some time to shape your philosophy and develop a farming or gardening approach. Plan a garden.Discover community-supported agriculture.Learn the pros and cons of gardening in Kansas.Study the farming practices of the Plains Indians.Define sustainable agriculture.Preserve Kansas heritage.Evaluate the interstate highway system.Find out how…… Continue reading Get Ready for January 2017