Saturday, August 27, 2011

Farm Tours

Last spring our local Kansas Agri-Women chapter- The Flint Hills Chapter toured one of our member's farms. The Scotts have a diversified farm, sheep, cattle, and crops. Most of the sheep are sold to 4Hers for their fair project.

There are About 900 different breeds of sheep

Terminology: EWE----Female sheep of any age.

Couldn't resist taking this picture. There is one in every crowd!

Fun Fact: President Woodrow Wilson grazed sheep on the White House South Lawn. The wool obtained from the sheep was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I. The flock included "Old Ike," a tobacco-chewing ram.

They also had a calf that we called Shrek because she had some frost bite damage to her ears and tail.
It didn't slow her down a bit.  In fact she had a little bit of an attitude.

After the tour we went to the house for a potluck and meeting. 
Our next tour will be at the Prairie School Farms on Oct 1.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lady! I would like to join the Topeka area agri-women!! Who do I contact?
    Hope all else is fabulous!
    Miss ya