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 where you live, no matter what your country living interests are, you must have a copy of this book. This may seem like an exaggeration or an overzealous endorsement. Rest assured, it’s not. You will see why once you start using it on your own farm. The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What toContinue reading “The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner”
Ready for a challenge? Tackle this list of 12 books on flora, fauna, weather, conservation, and more.
We love curating helpful reading material for country living enthusiasts! If you are looking for a variety of useful books on everything from starting a farming enterprise to planting crops to drawing horses, we highly recommend the Homestead Bookshelf as the place to find what you’re looking for. We have collected public domain classics, modernContinue reading “Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books”
Looking for a great tool for logging the weather? Look no further! The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook is a full-color four-year journal that is sure to please! There is so much to love about the Weather Notebook that it is hard to know where to start. There is one page for every day ofContinue reading “The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook”
Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here areContinue reading “11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming”
How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.
Here’s a fun tool for summer—a heat index calculator! While most reports of current weather conditions out there will list the current heat index, for those of you obsessed with data, this is an easy way to figure it out yourself: Enter your current temperature (must be 80°F or higher to work). Enter your relativeContinue reading “Heat Index Calculator”
This Founding Father was also the father of tornado pursuit.
As wet weather sets in, it’s handy to have access to tools for tracking rapidly changing weather conditions. One resource we’ve made good use of is the WunderMap from Weather Underground. The WunderMap is an impressive compilation of data from the National Weather Service, trained spotters, law enforcement officials, and citizen scientists. With the clickContinue reading “WunderMap”