Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Birthday Party on the Farm, Part 2/Outdoor Wednesday
Yesterday, I promised that for Wednesday's post I would show you photos of the structures on Zimmerman's Kill Creek Farm here in De Soto, KS. I thought this would be the perfect post for my first Outdoor Wednesday. For other fascinating outdoorsy vistas, please visit Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer.
The restored barn is not original to the location, it was moved to the Zimmerman Farm where it was lovingly restored. The barn houses several town events a year and can be rented out for private parties. On Holy Saturday, Mary was invited to a birthday party out at the farm. Yesterday's post was of the party-goers and all of the fun they had. Today, I am focusing on the grounds.
This working farm is just on the outskirts of town. This is the scene that greeted us as we pulled up to park; a beautiful Kansas windmill turning in the breeze.
Side-view of the restored barn.
Signage on the barn. It reads the White/Waitzmann Barn 1880-2000.
View from the house looking at the barn.
Inside the restored barn. One half of the loft houses hay, the other side is cleared for private parties and houses tables and chairs.
View of the bee keeping equipment out in the fields. For information about the art of beekeeping visit The University of Missouri Extension Office.
I loved this little iron bee on the door!
Kansas Historic Preservation Award
This was one of the nicest outhouses I've ever had the pleasure of using! It was equipped with a nightlight and hand-sanitizer. Of course with a four-year old in tow, it was definitely scheduled for a visit!
I was also able to get several great shots of chickens, goats, and cows. Needless to say Mary and Ben had the time of their lives at this party! Hope you enjoyed the picture walk, and don't forget to visit other Outdoor Wednesday participants.