Carole Brown has shared with us the dichotomy that is her life. A classical musician, Brown spends a portion of her year living with her parents in Prairie Village, Kan., and the rest in a cabin with no amenities in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
On this edition of 90-Mile View, Carole is back to talk with host Steve Kraske of her life on the prairie. She's been busy with several projects including a window that took her some time to collect just the right materials before she could construct it.
A life dictated by the seasons and the weather is always a risky one and no one knows it better than Flint Hills cattle rancher Howard Blender.
Today Howard talks with Steve Kraske about the hazards ranchers face every day. From the impact of the recent South Dakota snowstorm, to selling cattle by internet auction, Howard tells of the gambles he takes and the best cattleman's answer he ever heard to the question "Why do you keep doing it?".
Many of us ask ourselves at some point: "What am I doing and why am I doing it?" For one woman the question looms larger with her choice to pursue a lifestyle that embraces isolation and eschews the modern.
Route 177 from Cassoday, Kan. to Manhattan, Kan. runs 87 miles through the last of the rolling tallgrass prairie lands. Along the route are many small towns, including Cottonwood Falls and Council Grove.
Two years of extreme drought. The failure of Congress to pass the Farm Bill. Life hasn't gotten any easier for cattle rancher Howard Blender.
In this edition of 90-Mile View, Howard gives Steve Kraske an update on conditions in Chase County as he and others struggle with the effects of too little rain from Mother Nature and too little support from legislators.