St. Joseph Catholic Church, Olpe Kansas Built in 1910
A beautiful morning for a hike in the sand hills just a few miles to the west of us. There were so many yellow flowers.
A sign of Spring is “chick days” at your local farm store. We are increasing our flock due to the losses from a hawk. Our plan was to pick up 4 or 5, but I left my “list” at home.
This is what’s in our box. Six ISA pullets. They are a hybrid from a complex series of crosses including but not limited to Red and White Rhode Island Reds. Wonderful layers! Beautiful large brown eggs. Also included in the box are two Golden Comets, a cross between Rhode Island Red and White Leghorns. They don’t have names yet, I can’t tell who is who. They are SO cute!
We moved the nursery this year. They are living in the feed room on the chicken house. This will make it easier to keep watch over them and Mr. Farmer won’t have to babysit them in his shop.
Starting them off right with organic starter/grower. I used this non medicated feed last year and had the best luck with it.
The temperature in my feed room is a constant 60, but for a few weeks they will be under a heat lamp. They grow so fast. In only 18 weeks they will be laying eggs!! I like mine – over easy.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s like a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you just pick up right where you left off. Today our adventure was one of my favorite places, Lincoln County, KS. I love the landscape and especially the limestone, be it fence post, homes or bridges. ❤ Limestone
Lincoln County has a program that recognizes all the old schools. Here’s a couple we saw today.
Liberty School 1893-1947
Spring Valley School 1893-1953
I love goats
What a beautiful home and barn. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fix this up?
Stone Arched Bridge
Huge old oak tree. That’s Wylie sitting at the base of the tree.
Something I have NEVER seen……..A plane at the gas station!!
It’s good to be back with a post. Hopefully I can get use to using a laptop instead of a desktop (as I no longer have a desktop because it quit!). It’s been quite a learning experience for me. I can get into all sorts of trouble on a laptop. Touch the little touchpad the wrong way and things disappear!! Touch the screen and it either grows big or small or disappears. What do you use when you post? And please don’t tell me you post on your phone!!!!!
I had been wanting to return to a little town where I happened across a closed school that was advertising “America’s Best Steaks”. I stopped and being a “beef connoisseur” I only purchased a couple of pounds of hamburger and two filets. They were amazing! I knew I would be making a trip back. Bogue, KS is 137 miles from home, so there is a lot to see on the way.
Rocks, pond and prairie south of Wilson Lake
First log cabin home in Russell County, KS
❤️️ the hay bale flag
I found Paradise!! Now if I could only locate the Fountain of Youth!
Built in 1938 the limestone water tower is a historic Works Progress Administration project.
This area of Kansas grows a lot of corn.
Beautiful barn, I haven’t noticed many with hay hooks hanging.
America’s Best Steaks!! Dry aged angus beef. SO good! America’s Best Steaks will ship if you can’t make it to Bogue, KS. Their steaks are wonderful, trust me……(comments a former vegetarian!)
Couldn’t resist a stop at Al’s Chickenette in Hays on the way home. The restaurant opened in 1949. Wylie is waiting patiently (not really) for a bite a chicken. Here’s a link to their website.
Coronado Heights is a hill, near Lindsborg, KS, that rises 300 feet above the Smoky Hill River valley. The castle was constructed in 1932 by the Works Progress Administration. The sandstone Dakota formation holds many fossils that date back millions of years.
Coronado Heights has a beautiful mix of wildflowers (they weren’t in bloom yet, I’ll be back!) Yucca, spiderwort and butterfly milkweed are some of the wildflowers.