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There’s a phenomenon that happens when you cross Interstate 35 at Salina on your way west across Kansas.

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Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home – or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape…

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The Breann’s country style wraparound porch sends a welcoming message to visitors, as well as to family members returning home at the end of the day.

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Back-to-school season means busy schedules filled with extracurricular activities, homework and carpools. It can be challenging to find quality time to spend with loved ones, let alone get a wholesome, homemade meal on the table.

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“Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change the toilet paper.”

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A unique curved wall adds a contemporary touch to the classic columned verandah that wraps around the front facade of the Costella. Inside, a graceful polished wood balustrade nestles into the curve, ascending the lofty two-story foyer as it rises to what you might be tempted to call the sec…

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Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. However, these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, sa…

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Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly.

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Back-to-school season means busy schedules filled with extracurricular activities, homework and carpools. It can be challenging to find quality time to spend with loved ones, let alone get a wholesome, homemade meal on the table.

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From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

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This legacy ranch, located in Keya Paha County near Bassett, Nebraska, consists of 7,554 deeded acres of hard grass canyon pastures, hay meadows and 4.5 miles of the historic Niobrara River. This portion of the river has been designated as the “Niobrara Scenic River” by the U.S. Fish and Wil…

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There’s palpable excitement when it comes to your hens producing their first eggs. How many eggs will be in the coop? What will they look like? But, perhaps the better question is, how are you handling your farm fresh eggs when they arrive? Proper collection and storage of eggs are vital to …

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Slater Valley Ranch consists of more than 474 acres with over 1.5 miles of Slater Creek, approximately 40 acres of irrigated hay meadows with water rights, borders landlocked BLM land, power, year around access and beautiful improvements.

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Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host or attend at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes for a meal wo…

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I saw a link on Facebook saying that male bell peppers have three bumps on the bottom and are better for cooking, while female bell peppers have four bumps and are sweeter and better for eating raw. Is that true?

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Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem, unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality. Read on to learn the t…

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The recently celebrated 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is a reminder of the scores of technological advances that came out of America’s space program, including cordless appliances and retractable stadium roofs.

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Walking down the aisle of a barn has been all the rage in recent years. Brides looking for a rustic or country feel have been setting their sights on aged barn wood to contrast their wedding white and the venue owners have had fully booked weekends because of it. 

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A baseball cap, tank tops, shorts and flip-flops were once my summer uniform on the farm. Well, unless we were working around cattle, and then it was a baseball cap, tank top, jeans and toe-saving cowboy boots. Live and learn. 

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Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home­—or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape.…

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With the record-breaking rainfall this spring, it is not surprising some wildlife has been displaced from their regular habitat. While an errant rabbit passing through your yard may not be a big deal, some people are seeing an increase in snakes in their yard and around their house.

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Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

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It will take no time getting acquainted with this equestrian style farm that has been a hub for Pure Spanish Horse breeding for many years. Located in the Wind River Basin this property provides an ideal location to breed and raise these incredible horses. Offering a meticulously cared for 2…

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To help save time and stress at county fairs, prepare food entries early and freeze them. Most baked goods freeze well and can still be blue ribbon quality. This includes cookies, yeast and quick breads, and cakes. In her June 13, 2019 “You Asked It!” newsletter, Karen Blakeslee, Kansas Stat…

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Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done …

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Fifty years ago, two men took a walk on the moon.

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Entering the Adriane (332-260), the first impression is one of spaciousness. Vaulted ceilings soar over your head in the entry, living room and dining room, and the rooms are not small to start with.

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Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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The color purple ruled the 2019 National Festival of Breads baking competition, June 8. Which was only appropriate, considering the festival is held in Manhattan, Kansas, every other year.

Both grand prize winners—Merry Graham of Newhall, California, and RaChelle Hubsmith of North Logan, Utah—featured the color in their winning recipes. Graham’s Blackberry Ginger Speculaas Danish Wreath with ribbons of purple blackberry jam topped the Food Blogger Division, while Hubsmiths’ Chai Ube Rosette Rolls, featuring purple sweet potatoes as a key ingredient, won the Home Baker Division.