Tag Archives: Kansas

May Wheat Moment

Did you know? That wheat was brought to the US by German Mennonite immigrants in Kansas… That wheat can have beards. Or not… That beards on wheat are also called awns… That winter wheat is a hard wheat… That winter … Continue reading

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What’s Happening at the Farm….#BigBossProjects

It’s been a cold, almost frigid week here.  Lots of repair work on vehicles is in the process.  Pens are about cleaned up…for a while.  That’s a job that is never quite done.  Always more poop to haul. Project Musil … Continue reading

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The King and I

It’s a Frantic Friday as I race around the house in my boots getting ready for a trip to see none other but King George. King of what you’re thinking? As far as I’m concerned, he’s King of Texas, although a … Continue reading

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February Robins

Not sure why these little guys are showing up so early when it’s still so cold, but here they be!  Pretty chubby too.  A friend took these a couple of days ago and got some really good shots…she’s a pro!  … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets from Tomie

One of my favorite books is The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola.  Based on old Comanche oral tales, he traces the beginnings of the gorgeous Texas state flower, the bluebonnet…which is my avatar. You’d also enjoy Jan Brett’s Armadillo Rodeo … Continue reading

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A bit of Texas, please.

My mother called today saying that the rains they’re had in Central Texas the last few weeks has filled the tanks (that would be ponds here).  Best of all, the bluebonnets are UP!!!  Yay!  Last year’s crop was sad and the … Continue reading

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Farming Then, Farming Now

Continuing the “farm” theme, the first article was written about 1900 by Charles Chester Ruff, the patriarch of the family.  He was writing to the editor of his hometown  newspaper back in Pennsylvania, describing the farming conditions of western Kansas.  His letter … Continue reading

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