New Flock

I started my flock all over again this spring, with 6 Red and 2 Ameraucana chicks.  The Reds were sexed so I knew they would all be hens.  The Ameraucan were straight run.  I picked out my Ameraucanas with the hopes that they would be hens and give us colorful light blue Easter eggs.  Of course my girls have names…..the 2 Ameraucana are Lucille and Ethel.

Meet Ricky, formerly known as Lucille

And Fred, but sometimes I still call him Ethel

Ricky and Fred with Reba and Midge

I enjoy sitting out surrounded by the zinnias watching the chickens (hard to see them thru all the honeysuckle).

Last year when I clean up the hollyhock bed, I scattered the seeds along the fence by the hen house.

We are still waiting for our first harvest of eggs.  Hurry up girls, we are ready for Farmer fresh eggs!

 

 

Harvest – Then and Now

Binding wheat at the Central Kansas Flywheel Yesteryear Museum,  Salina, KS

The binder cuts the wheat and ties it into bundles also called sheaves.  It is placed into shocks to dry out before thrashing.

Cutting wheat in the field across the road from us.  Pretty dusty, but the combine operators are blessed to have a clean, air-conditioned cab.

Cleaned and ready for the next field.

 

No more harvests for this old Gleaner combine

 

 

 

 

 

Coronado Heights, Lindsborg, KS

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.

 

Happy Easter

 

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Stained glass and Stations of the Cross

St. Ann’s Catholic Church 1889  Olmitz, KS

Here is the original post of St. Ann’s Church:  Churches Of The Prairie 2

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We attended Easter services at a beautiful little country church.  Excelsior Lutheran Church is  off I-70 at exit 216. Click here to see the original post Churches Of The Prairie 3.  Scroll down to see:  Excelsior Lutheran Church

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St. Anthony Catholic Church – 1900  Schoenchen, KS

 

 

 

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