While the WINs were staying in Kansas City, KS, we visited lots of attractions in the surrounding area. First, our host, Donna, took us to the dairy farm where she grew up in Oskaloosa, KS.
We were given a wonderful tour by Donna's cousin, on the left, who now owns the farm.
The cows are milked twice a day, and the tour was timed so we got to see it - up close and personal.
Donna's cousins kids also helped show us around. Believe it or not, this is a newborn calf.
The "babies" are fed from a fake udder, with timed meals.
The kids also showed off their 6 little kittens, maybe hoping we'd fall in love with them and take a couple home with us.
We also visited the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, KS. Since most of the buildings were closed, we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
At least for a while...
Then on to the Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, KS. If you lost your marbles, this is where you come to replace them.
They have live demonstrations showing how they make the fancier marbles.
They only do the demonstrations for kids groups, but we snuck in.
The finished products. Each of these takes about an hour to make.
And then, one last stop at one of the Kansas Sampler stores, which were started by Donna's sister. You can buy anything Kansas-related here!
There's something about "modern" milk production that makes me want to stop drinking milk. Let me get this straight...we drink the cows milk, which is meant for the calf...and the calf drinks some kind of man made concoction? There's something not quite right about this...ReplyDelete
I agree, Kevin - it's really crazy!Delete
Of course I use Almond Milk, no cows involved its works for us...Love the marble blowing how interesting!ReplyDelete
How many marbles did you need??? :cDReplyDelete