It has been a long time since I posted, but we have been busy! We have left the farm, and we have been back for a weekend visit because we miss it. We purchased two homes in Kansas which we were preparing to be our new home, but now we have learned that the ideal school that we thought our kids would attend is likely closing so we are a bit hesitant to invest much more in the houses since we do not know if they will hold their value after the school closes. We still have our home in Neosho and we are just starting the transition towards being Kansans.
This Saturday was our first Saturday in Kansas, and we spent it exploring Hickory Creek Farm, which is just outside McCune. Daddy had a debate tournament so it was just the kids, our helper, her younger brother and I. This was my first time driving the bus, but we took mostly dirt roads from McCune. I was relieved that we did not even meet another car on the way there. By the time we were headed home, I was much more comfortable with the bus. I might even drive it again.
The kids loved Hickory Creek Farm and due to the flatness of Kansas it was much easier for me with my wheelchair than our Missouri favorite at Right Choices Corn Maze. Hickory Creek does not have accessible hay rides, but Grace carried Vanessa onto the wagon. Jon has never cared for hayrides so he and I sat that out with him. The playground area was awesome. It has great activities, and it is mostly fenced which made watching Nate easier.
Now I must say that I had always thought Ava, MO was very rural with country fun. However, Kansas has reset the bar on rural fun. While we were at Hickory Creek, we saw and even participated in events and activities like duck races, pig races, chicken races, rope making, and hay bale moving contests. BTW-The duck race was my favorite! Those ducks really move!
If you get a chance to come checkout Hickory Creek Farm, then please let Ruth know that we sent you and let us know so we can meet you at our new houses and give you a tour!