Kansas Day is this week! To celebrate the state we love, we are excited to partner with Ladybird Brewing and Walnut Valley Outpost for a Kansas Day Event on Saturday, January 29!
Our friends at Ladybird have brewed up a special Kansas-Day beer, and are bringing in chili and cinnamon rolls … just because. Our friends at Walnut Valley Outpost are hosting a Kansas Appreciation Bike ride leaving from the brewery at 12:30, touring past our farm, before coming back to the brewery mid-afternoon.
We will be at Ladybird Brewing on Saturday, selling a variety of our local Kansas value-added goodies – Blackberry Jalapeno Jam, Sweet Hot Sauce, Beeswax Lip Balm and all your other favorites.
But more importantly, we will be bringing along Daisy the Goat. This sweet little girl was orphaned last spring so she was bottle raised, meaning she is super friendly, and sometimes a pest. We have no doubt that Daisy will be way more popular than we are, and we’re cool with that.
We are looking forward to a laid-back event and enjoying some time chatting with our friends and customers. Come for a bike ride, or just for a beer, and enjoy a chat alongside Daisy the Goat.
In other NEW … This is absolutely NUTS …. But in 2022, our farm turns 15. We built our barn house and started envisioning what a life on a small farm would look like in 2008. While building a house, we gardened, planted fruit trees, and made plans.
Fifteen years, two kids, four dogs, fourteen cats, dozens of hogs, and hundreds of goats later, here we are. It’s a wild and wonderful ride and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.
We plan to do some special things for our 15th anniversary, but we aren’t quite ready to unveil those just yet, so stay tuned! In the meantime, we will be sharing some pictures of our farm through the years. Above is the start of our house construction in April 2008.
Planting Season Begins, Again
We know it’s cold outside and no one but the craziest of people are thinking about gardening, so I guess we qualify. Our first round of tomato seedlings are up and looking good. We still need to reskin our heated high tunnel, but if all goes according to plan we hope to have these babies in the ground late February/early March.
We have been enjoying all the greens we can eat from one of our high tunnels this winter. Pictured above on the left is kohlrabi, and let me tell you, if you haven’t tried kohlrabi greens, you need to stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and come out and get some. They are the sweetest greens I have ever eaten. We literally cannot get enough of them.
While we are not set up to sell veggies easily in the off-season, we are experimenting and growing more than we can possibly eat in hopes that one day we will be set up to offer veggies year-round. In the meantime, if you want to try some kohlrabi greens, spinach, or carrots when they get a little bigger, give us a shout. We are happy to share. Also, pinch off a few of the sweet pea sprouts as you pass by and pop them straight in your mouth – they are delicious.
Stay safe and well, friends, and we hope to see you Saturday at Ladybird Brewery!
From Sarah at Werner Creek Farm
“I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson