Agritourism fosters a symbiotic relationship between the farmer, the public, and the community.
Over 120 historical markers dot the Kansas landscape, telling the story of our fascinating state. If you are looking for the Kansas historical markers, the Kansas Historical Society offers a complete listing organized by county. Each entry provides the full text of the marker, along with its address and GPS coordinates. As you visit the…… Continue reading Kansas Historical Markers
Kansas lost a state treasure with the unincorporation of tiny Freeport, population 5.
A new year—a new reading challenge! This year, Kansas is the theme. To complete the challenge, you must read 12 Kansas-related books by the end of 2018: A book about Kansas prior to 1854. A book about Kansas flora. A fictional book written by a Kansas author. A book about territorial Kansas. A book about…… Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenge: Kansas
Looking for a good way to keep up with daily agriculture-related headlines? Give Kansas Ag Connection a try! Subscribers to On the Range, our weekly country living update (read more), may already be familiar with this site as a source for some of our headlines. There’s a reason for that. Kansas Ag Connection is a…… Continue reading Kansas Ag Connection
Archaeologists have determined that the ultimate cause of El Cuartelejo’s demise was fire, as testified by the remains of charred posts and corn seeds. The Comanches who later took up residence near the pueblo had a legend that the ruins were struck by lightning. In any case, for the next hundred years, the walls slowly…… Continue reading El Cuartelejo: Rediscovery
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
Christmas will be here before you know it! Prepare tasty treats and heartfelt gifts from your own homegrown offerings, and snuggle up on the couch for a little storytelling. Retell the story of Sod Corn Jones.Read Scripture passages about the meaning of Christmas.Make a sweet potato beetle.Encourage your child to start an EcoJournal.Give a weather…… Continue reading Get Ready for December 2016
Looking for a particular landmark, or just curious to know what historic places are in your part of Kansas? Check out the registers kept by the Kansas Historical Society. These databases can help you view historic sites listed in several places: National Register of Historic Places. Register of Kansas Historic Places. Kansas Historic Resources Inventory.…… Continue reading Registers of Historic Places
Stock your birdwatching bookshelf with good identification tools before you need them. Here are a few that we’ve enjoyed.