Sutphen Mill Christian Church – Chapman, KS
Cemetery in North Central, KS
St. Mary’s Catholic Church built in 1909 it is now First United Methodist Church – N. Central KS
Vicksburg Baptist Church – Vicksburg Township, KS
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – North Central, KS
The day is starting out with lightning to the west of us as a cold front is approaching. I’m out feeding the horses, goats and donkey. It’s nice that they know which feed bucket to go to. Everyone has their head in their feed bucket.
Wylie is waiting for his breakfast!
Will and Bill dining
Chili is always done before anyone else and will push his way into the goats feed buckets.
Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the autumn weather and all the fall festivals that are being held in your area. I’m headed out to find some windmill blades!!
Traveling the backroads to find an old barn, my adventure took me across this old steel truss bridge. It’s one of my favorite design of bridges along with the stone arch bridges. This bridge is across the Whitewater River in Butler County, KS.
Tree lined backroad on the way to Whitewater Falls Stock Farm
In 1879 James Robinson, came to Kansas from Illinois where he was known as “Apple” Robinson because of his success with fruit orchards, he purchased 3,840 acres of land along the Whitewater River near Towanda, KS. Locals called him “Wheat” Robinson, as he farmed large amounts of wheat and was the first to grow alfalfa in Kansas. With his sons he purchased an additional 13,000 acres and in 1884 he began to breed Percheron horses. By 1911 Whitewater Falls Stock Farm was the largest Percheron farm in the nation.
The young family that lives on the Farm is in the process of restoring this amazing beautiful barn. Here is the link to their Facebook page. Whitewater Falls Stock Farm
Donate Here to help restore Whitewater Falls Stock Farm Barn
It’s nice to spend time outside on these cooler almost fall days. Some plants are finished blooming for the year, others are reblooming and some are just starting. I love this time of year!
A thunderstorm just passed. This has been the most unusual summer with August being so rainy.
I found the perfect chandelier for my butterfly garden.
Even the hummingbird likes the Shabby Chic Chandelier
This piece of yard art is made of vintage dishes! Love it♥
Butterfly milkweed – the monarchs will be migrating soon!!
This church is no longer commissioned as a Catholic Church, but is now being preserved by The Guardians of The St. Joseph Church Foundation. Please follow them on Facebook, they would appreciate any tax-deductible donations to preserve this historic church building.
Guardians of The St. Joseph Church Foundation – St. Joseph, KS
August on the prairie is known for its sweltering heat and little to no rain. The grasslands are brown and dry, with the threat of large grass fires…….this year August has been cooler and with plentiful rain, the grassland is green and lush.
We have a dry creek in our back yard that handles the run off from the pasture, know by the locals (me) as Farmer Creek. This past week it has rained daily. One twenty-four hour period we received over 5″ of rain.
Farmer Creek was out of its banks.
Finally the sun came out and Wylie and I took off on an adventure.
Wells is a small unincorporated town in Ottawa County.
Along the blacktop road between Wells and Miltonvale.
Since farmers are no longer using the silos you will see a lot of them with trees inside.
Windmills are becoming a thing of the past. I’ve seen the blades of the windmills re-purposed as ceiling fans and wall decor.
Miltonvale, a city in Cloud County, KS, was founded in 1881. Home to Miltonvale Wesleyan College 1909 – 1972. Current population around 500.
Goats are keeping the grounds of the old college clear of weeds.
Aurora is located in Cloud County, KS with a population of around 60. The post office was established in 1886, it was called St. Peter for a couple of year.
Wild sunflowers along the ditch and a beautiful Kansas sky
We just felt the earthquake in Kansas. 5.6 centered near Pawnee, Oklahoma
That was quite a way to start the day. We were sitting at the table reading the paper, having breakfast, when things started rattling. The chandelier was swaying back and forth, dishes were rattling………Wylie was sleeping on the back of the couch. I thought animals were sensitive to earthquakes, I guess not when you’re sleeping!