This was the day we were so anticipating…..we fed the horses early at the rodeo grounds and had a knock on our door at 7:45 a.m. It was Rex Buchman, who wanted to invite us to the local 4H show he was judging–which we did go to, met some very smart and clever young people and their parents and then we went to lunch with Rex and Teresa before heading to the Bar U Ranch for our long anticipated adventure. Fortunately, it was not too hot and we were able to ride for several hours into the early evening. The pictures speak a thousand words.
A young 4H competitor showing off her prize sheep.
Our Flint Hills host, Rex Buchman, such a gentleman.
“My pig is going to win! I just have that feeling.”
“You see, he is very smart!”
“And this is mine!”–the youngest to show!
Stonehouse B and B, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
The Stone Barn built by German immigrants in 1907, Bar U Ranch, Flint Hills, Kansas
I wanted to take this youngster home with us….
It was a good thing we were on Rex’s stock, as beneath the tall grass prairie are rocks of all shapes and sizes. Such a beguiling terrain and so unforgiving for less sure footed beasts….it was difficult to even walk on the ground.
See those rocks? They were everywhere right below the grass!