Tag Archives: Kansas

Backroad Hike

It was such a beautiful day and we were needing some extra outdoor time. We loaded up and headed west.

Cow, calf and cowboy silhouette

U B Church AD. 1882

A road well traveled. Thankfully not by many people. Plenty of evidence of deer and coyotes.

It’s A Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful autumn day. The kind of day for a ride on the backroads with your head out of the window!!

The milo is about ready for harvesting.

Favorite colors of autumn

Gorgeous sunrise on our morning walk.

It’s the season for pumpkin muffins!

Here is the website for the Pumpkin Crumb Cake Muffins recipe. Be sure to follow Sally’s Baking Addiction, she has great recipes, I use her site ALL the time.

Fog And Smoke

We have been having a beautiful September!! The mornings are so cool and there has been a lot of fog. My favorite time of day are our early morning walks.

Sunrise through the fog.

Sunrise through the smoke from all the fires out West. It looks more like the moon! Thankful that we can’t smell the smoke. Prayers for all the firefighters and all in the those effected by the fires.

Signs of autumn. My favorite season!

Pan Fried Chicken Day!!

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!!!

Here is a link to their website. https://lavonsbakeryandbbq.com

Be sure to visit them on Facebook

Hey Mr. Farmer, I will make a parts run to Buhler anytime (as long as it’s Thursday or Friday)!

What’s Going On?

There’s always something to do. Love starting the day with a morning walk, before it get too hot. Our temps are pushing 100 this week.

One of my favorite backroads

Large snapping turtle.

Song of a mocking bird

A new neigh-bor!   Oh how precious!

The brome was cut and baled. Wylie and I moved the bales off the field. 

Enjoying Spring Before Winter Returns

 

 

Robin eggs

Mr. Farmer thought I needed something to do since I was going to be home a lot more than usual. He brought home 12 baby chicks. Oh boy Farm(er) Fresh Eggs again!!

Enjoying a lot of backroad walks. This photo looks about the same upside down.

Thankfully out winter weather didn’t last long.  We received only a dusting of snow.

Happy Spring

Such a beautiful start to Spring. Warm temperatures in the 70. It’s too bad that it’s not going stay that way. Roads are closing out in Western Kansas because of blizzard conditions. We are not to get snow, we will have below freezing temperatures.

The morning started out with rain and as the clouds broke up there were numerous rainbows. Full rainbows, half ones and just pieces of rainbows. (It was really quite amazing, wished I had taken photos of each one I saw.)   I always feel blessed when I see a rainbow and to see so many today I felt hopeful.  

Wylie and I certainly enjoy our walks. It’s so peaceful and all seems right with the world. It’s wonderful to see trees starting to bud out, beautiful green wheat fields and so many little baby calves. I hope you are able to find peace and hope in these uncertain times. Take care. Blessing to you and yours.

 

 

Good News

This is good news!! Located in Durham, KS (population 112) is one of the best places to eat. It had been closed due to the floods last year. I was so happy to see this sign that it’s open again.

Home cooking at its best.

Main Street Cafe & Bakery hours: closed Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday thru Saturday 7am-2pm

Main Street Durham

Such a beautiful clock.

I was here on Sunday, but will make sure I get back for a great meal. We’ll meet you there!