Heartland Farm in rural Pawnee Rock will hold its spring Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The public is welcome, said Sister Marilyn Pierson, OP.
A beautiful warm day is predicted, Pierson said. “It’ll be a great day to be outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and activities planned for this year.”
The farm’s alpacas were scheduled to be sheared on Wednesday, April 29, and the newly sheared animals will be on display, along with baby chicks in the chicken coop.
“We have some local folks coming with their wares and will be set up in front of our barn,” Pierson said. “You can browse and buy whatever captures your fancy. There will be lemonade and freshly baked cookies from our solar oven to tickle your palate. You may also bring your own picnic lunch and chairs to sit in a shaded spot.”
Heartland Farm, a registered agri-tourism operator, is on an 80 acre homestead. It is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. 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.
Heartland Farm’s address is 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock, in the southeast corner of Rush County. For more information visit the website, heartlandfarm-ks.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-923-4585.
How to find it
From Great Bend: At the four-way stop at 10th Street and Patton Road, go west on 10th Street, which turns into the West Barton County Road, for 13 miles. The last mile will be gravel, will be in Rush County, and is named Ave X. Turn south at the end of that mile onto County Road 390, and continue for about one-half mile until the Heartland Farm lane road, which is on the west side of the road.
From Larned: The National Guard Armory is on the corner of Toles Ave. Go North about 12 miles on Toles Ave., which includes the mile correction and becomes a gravel road named 110 Ave. Follow this road to the first stop sign which is where this road meets Ave. X and turn right (east) at this stop sign. Go 2 miles and turn right (south) on County Road 390. Continue for about one-half mile until the Heartland Farm lane road, which is on the west side of the road.