I haven't been able to get a flyer put together and I leave for out of town on Saturday for a much needed vacation. No cell phone service and very limited WiFi. So I will make some simple directions to my place and a simple agenda for our meet on October 17th
Start time 1pm with some food! I will be cooking a leg of lamb, please bring a side. Nothing fancy! Just "finger food" would be great
Pasture walk to look at my different fencing, pasture growth, note things that I will be doing differently next year, and look at the sheep.
If the ground isn't too hard, I would love to dig up some different legumes and see if there is any nitrogen nodules.
And I would love to do some brainstorming on the best places for a future orchard/food forest.
No set "finish" time.
From Overland Park area
69 hwy south to La Cygne exit. turn west, go through the town of La Cygne, over the river, to the 1095 road (about a mile from the river), turn south to 1650 road, turn west. Go 1 mile to the first road Newton Lane (it is a narrow gravel road), turn north, we are the first driveway on the west side of the road.
From Olathe area
169 hwy south to 7 hwy exit (Mound City exit) Turn left onto 7 hwy. I can't remember how many miles it is, but you will go over railroad tracks, make 2 big 90 degree turns, go about 7 miles or so and make 2 more big 90 degree turns. After that last turn the next road you come to will be 1650. Turn east. Go about 2.5 miles and to Newton Land. Turn north, we are the first driveway on the west side.
It is about an hour from the 435 loop and about an hour and half from Lawrence. If you start hearing banjos you have gone too far.
I look forward to seeing all of you here!!
D Cooper, welcome! I hope you can make it!