Glorious grasses

Before settlers crossed the Mississippi River and literally ran for 160-acre plots in one of several Oklahoma land runs in the late 1800s, much of the territory’s western half was covered in mixed prairie grasses.  In what became Oklahoma Territory, the Osage, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes hunted bison and other animals. Oklahoma’s diverse landscape,…

Grow kale and make kale chips

Winter is nearly over in Oklahoma. Sure, it will blast a bit more and make us all shiver, but the days are getting longer. Time to think about the early spring garden. Next week, I’ll sow seeds all kinds of cold-weather veggies including kale. We know we’re supposed to eat more of this delicious vegetable,…