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Heartland Farm offers Fall Open Farm Day
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The photo of this baby girl alpaca, or cria, was posted on the Heartland Farm Facebook page on Aug. 16, when it was 1 day old. The public is invited to Heartland Farms free Open Farm Day on Sept. 20. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

PAWNEE ROCK — Heartland Farm will hold its annual Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sponsors invite the public to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. There is no charge for admission.
The 80-acre homestead is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, a place for meditation, unusual workshops and prayerful retreat. Guests can walk a crop labyrinth or learn about sustainable living. In recent weeks the farm has been the site of a pottery workshop, and upcoming topics include chicken harvesting and natural cleaning products.
According to the website,, members of the community are committed to exploring and living the principles of community, simple living, nonviolence, justice and peace, and the nurturing of all God’s creation.
For the open house, there will be tours and demonstrations, crafts and food/refreshments. Alpacas raised on the farm are always an attraction for guests and the newest baby — or cria, as young alpacas are called — was born earlier this month.
Heartland Farm is an located on 1049 CR 390, rural Pawnee Rock. From 10th and Patton Road in Great Bend, come west 12 miles on 10th St. to the Barton County line, continue west on the gravel road 1 mile, then 1/2 mile south on Rush County Road 390. The farm is located on the west side of the road.
For more information call 620-923-4585 or email The farm is also on Facebook.