I'm a wife, mother, and grandma, I live on the plains of central Kansas. I have chickens, goats and a miniature donkey. I also share my life with a very special toy Australian Shepherd, Wylie. Life doesn't get any better than that.
It was a cool overcast day, a trip to the lake sounded like a great way to pass the day. I was surprised how many others had the same idea! The campgrounds (that were open) were almost full. The adults were sitting around the campfires all bundled up in their winter coats. All the kids were running around play, riding bikes and not on their electronic devices. There were numerous Boy Scouts troops camping. The hiking trails were also busy. Wonderful to see so many out enjoying nature!!
The Redbud trees have been especially beautiful this year. They are native to this region of Kansas.
The eagles are back on their nest. They have used this nest for several years.
After being inside due to sub zero temperatures, it was so nice to see a day with no wind and in the 60’s. Perfect day to head to one of my favorite parts of Kansas. Post Rock country in Lincoln County, and parts of western Ottawa County.
It’s been a while since I posted and the format is completely different. Maybe that’s a good thing? We’ll see.
It hasn’t been our “normal” Kansas winter, (but what is normal anymore?). Mild temps and no moisture. It is wonderful being about to be outside without freezing your fingers and toes. We certainly have enjoyed being out and of course our long walks.
Our drive thru Maxwell Game Preserve. The bull elk were separated (by choice) from the cows. They were peacefully grazing.
On the west side of the preserve is the McPherson County State Lake. There are hiking trails, fishing, also 1 cabin that you can rent. There is some construction on to the west of the lake. It looks like a maybe camp ground is being built.
Mr. Farmer was needing to go to Buhler KS to take back some combine wheels. He asked if Wylie and I wanted to ride along. I said sure!! but we have to go on a Thursday. Why Thursday he asked, I told him that’s when Lavon’s serves “pan fried chicken”!! It seemed like a long wait til Thursday. Wylie and I had been there before on a Friday, when she serves Verenika, and many other items including BBQ. I couldn’t wait to go back for the “pan fried chicken”.
Welcome to Lavon’s Bakery and BBQ.
So many choices and all of it so good!!! (photo from previous trip, everyone today had masks on)
They have a patio that offers outdoor dining, surrounded by flowers and hummingbird feeders. Wylie didn’t want to bother the cat. We chose another table!
I meant to take a photo of my plate of pan fried chicken, real mashed potatoes and gravy (made with the drippings of the chicken), but it was too late. I had eaten it already! Oh and don’t forget to get a piece of pie!! My favorite – coconut cream!
You really must make a trip to Lavon’s Bakery and BBQ in Buhler. The owners are wonderful people and you will not find a better home cooked meal. Let me know when you are going – I could meet you there!!!