Saturday, October 4, 2014

Baldwin City

We decided to go on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour in Douglas County, so we dressed up warmly (though, as it turns out, not quite warmly enough) and headed out!

First stop: Vesecky Family Farms outside of Baldwin City. They had turkeys, goats, rides on a bucket train, 100-year-old oak trees, and breakfast served by a few girls who were raising money to go to the national 4-H Congress (their special project was woodworking). The home was an old stone house, originally built in 1866, then added onto in 1870, 1885, and 1980.

After the Veseckys', we left Baldwin for a while, but came back at the end of the morning so we could visit  Ad Astra Alpacas, where we saw llamas and an older lady spinning their wool.

Finally, we grabbed lunch at El Patron in downtown Baldwin City. The food was pretty good, and the downtown is lovely, with historic buildings, cute shops and restaurants, and the campus of Baker University.

On the way out of town, we stopped at Jitters for coffee to fortify us through the afternoon ahead.

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