Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pioneer Bluffs Workday, again this Saturday

The latest from Lynn Smith, at Pioneer Bluffs - looks like fun:

Hayloft swings and barn dances, rotten egg fights, courtships, and smoking “out behind the barn.” Horses plowing cover crops in the community garden. Experience Pioneer Bluffs!

On Saturday, August 29, beginning at 12:30 pm, you can watch Belgium horses plow the garden. Then at 2 pm, Joyce Thierer will share “Stories from the Barn,” exploring the barn in symbol and reality at a Prairie Talk in the 1915 barn.

The team of horses will be driven by Winston and Jan Sommerfeld of Country Boys Carriage and Prairie Adventures, Newton, in a demonstration of sustainable gardening practices used at Pioneer Bluffs.

Immediately following the garden demonstration, Joyce Thierer will explore barn structures and what goes on in and around those structures. “My mother always said I was raised in a barn,” says Thierer. “I grew up with barn dances, horses, and a social life that evolved around a barn, which is why I love barn stories. I hope people will bring their own barn memories to share at this Prairie Talk.”

Combined funding from the Emporia Community Foundation and the Kansas Humanities Council will bring this free community event to Pioneer Bluffs.
There will be a volunteer workday during the morning of Saturday, Aug 29, for those who want to enjoy an entire day in the beautiful Flint Hills.
Pioneer Bluffs, on the National Register of Historic Places, is a mile north of Matfield Green or 15 miles south of Cottonwood Falls on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177.

Lynn Smith
Executive Director
Pioneer Bluffs Foundation
620.753.3484 office
785.393.1569 cell

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

1 comment:

JamaGenie said...

This sounds quite interesting - if it doesn't rain!