Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ranch Day
















Today we went to Ranch Day at the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve. Katherine has been looking forward to this for weeks and it WAS a lot of fun! The reserve, near Strong City, Kansas, is a hundred + year old ranch in the gorgeous Flint Hills - beautiful. Today there were farm activities for the kids. The girls (well, mostly Katherine) fed the chickens, gathered eggs, brushed a horse, mucked out horse stalls, and milked a goat. Basic farm chores, but a treat for my city girls! We hiked part of a trail through the prairie and had a picnic lunch. Then we visited the old one-room school. Kate was quite fascinated by it. I told her I was going to tell people that this was her new school! The girls fell asleep on the way home, so Steve and I enjoyed the scenery in peace - rolling hills, huge old ranch houses, and endless miles of green prairie. Beautiful.

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