Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, June 11, 2018

We Visit Hoot Owl Gardens

Today was an outing day
Friend Shirley Ann and I traveled North
to Linn County almost smack dab between Paola and Osawatomie
To a farm:

We were there to see the gardens
And owner Brenda was so gracious to give us a tour of her 
remarkable gardens!

The espaliered fruit tree garden . . . espaliered fruit trees form the fence to this garden
And inside there are some herbs . . . 

Good stands of feverfew!

Also, there was a spiral herb garden

You start at the bottom and the herbs spiral up!    Smallest to tallest!

After the tour, we retired to the porch where Hostess Brenda had lunch ready for our group

A farm table on the porch . . . 

Homemade crackers
(which were delicious)

And a chicken Caesar Salad
Which was wonderful!
Lots of garlic and lots of lemon!

Herbal tea, chicken salad and homemade crackers
It can't get much better than that!

Oh, but wait it did!

Dessert -- a rhubarb custard cake topped with a fresh strawberry syrup and coconut
(I've asked for the recipe -- I hope Brenda complies -- it was a good dessert!)

We left with nothing but an admiration for all that Brenda and her husband did to these acres
for besides the gardens there are bees and goats and poultry (chickens, turkey, peacocks) . . . 
But some of our group left with --

Baby chicks!
She was giving them away!
I'm not a chicken keeper and so no babies came home with me (nor with Shirley Ann) but there
was a young girl in our group  who was thrilled that she got to take chicks home!

It was a great way to spend a June Monday morning!

1 comment:

Bernideen said...

Now that's my idea of great fun!