Understanding the technical side of poetry can help us when we’re stuck in a rut or need to revise a verse for greater impact.
Although Walt Mason’s poetry is now largely forgotten except by dedicated history buffs, in his own day “Uncle Walt” was the most widely read poet in America.
Looking for something to do indoors on those cold, cloudy days of winter? Put that time to good use with one of these projects: Set goals for the new year. And schedule time to work on them. When pursuing an objective that requires a long-term commitment, writing down your goal is the first step toContinue reading “7 Cold-Weather Country Living Projects”
Writing is a valuable communication skill, no matter what we do in life. Just to name a few of the uses a small farmer might have for writing: Writing posts and pages for an agripreneurial website. Blogging about country living. Writing a how-to book for future generations of farmers. Writing a business letter. Keeping aContinue reading “5 Tips for Improving Your Writing”
Every writer has a preferred modus operandi, including diverse details such as when we write, where we write, and what we use to write. For those of you who write in a research-intensive style or genre, here are a few tools that can make your life easier: Microsoft OneNote. And its equivalent, Evernote. You willContinue reading “5 Handy Resources for Writers”
If you have ever tried to compile a bibliography by hand, you know that it is not an easy task, even with a small bibliography. Zotero (zoh-TAIR-oh) offers a free, simple, and effective solution to all of you writers out there. Zotero allows users to compile collections of research material: Blog posts. Books. Conference papers.Continue reading “Zotero”
If you enjoy research and writing, Scrivener is an outstanding program that can help you keep track of information.
The early cowboys seem to have been artists at heart. Every aspect of their daily lives seems to have made it into verse, from their love of nature to their battles with wild horses to their prosaic bacon-and-beans diet. Many of the first cowboy poems were song lyrics. Thus, this poetic style shares the sameContinue reading “Introducing Cowboy Poetry”
You don’t need a pricey suite of software to turn out professional-looking documents to represent your business. If you are motivated and reasonably artistic, you can use Scribus, a powerful open source desktop publishing program freely available to everybody, to design flyers, brochures, and more for your farm or other enterprise. Scribus was developed toContinue reading “Scribus”
The Family Garden Journal published by Homestead on the Range is now better than ever! We have released a new compact edition that is easier to carry, but still contains plenty of room for logging your family’s daily plans, observations, and harvests. Develop your green thumb while creating a keepsake: Start by planning for successContinue reading “New Compact Family Garden Journal Available”