Hanging in Hays

One more adventure/activity post, and then the kitchen will be open once again.   I love sharing my kitchen with all of you, but I also enjoy sharing our other adventures too.  I hope you don’t mind the occasional diversions.  I think it shows that yes, I really do live quite a busy and full life outside of the kitchen as well.  Life is good on many levels; what we eat is only one of many great things in our lives.

We were only in Hays over the weekend, but we sure managed to pack a lot into those few days.  Then again, we always do.  I am not one who likes to sit still or idle for to long.  The main reason for the trip was of course to celebrate Ollie’s 90th birthday, Ollie’s 90th,  however, we were able to do a lot of other things as well.

Larry’s sister Jean lives out on a farm, and they had a new litter of Doberman puppies that we just had to go visit and play with.  We love dogs, all dogs, not just ours, but others dogs too.  So of course we had to go visit with the puppies, along with the steer and the pigs (we did not get any pictures of the pigs though.  They were well hidden and did not want to be disturbed for the pictures to be taken).





The steer got a little jealous because the puppies were getting all the attention, so we had to go visit with him too.  As I said, the pigs could care less.  As far as they were concerned, we were bothering their nap time.



Kansas is prairie land, where the buffalo roam, or at least, where they used to roam freely.  Today, you find them mostly on farms.  There were four new buffalo calves at the buffalo farm.  Everyone was resting and didn’t pay any attention to us whatsoever.  The area had double bars, so I could not get any closer or get better pictures without the bars in between.


There was even a rare albino buffalo too.


After Ollie’s birthday celebration, a bunch of the “boys” decided to play a round of frisbee golf.  Paige went along to play with the “boys” too.  My sister-in-law Jean and I just went along to watch, but we ended up having a great walk around the course while the frisbees were flying.

Love was definitely all around.  In all my many trips to Hays, I have never seen this area before.  I am pleasantly surprised at how pretty is is here.  It is usually NOT this green and lush.




The gang of “golfers”.  Now this a motley crew if I have ever seen one, indeed.  🙂


I promise.  I will be back in the kitchen again, starting right now.  🙂




Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

43 thoughts on “Hanging in Hays”

      1. Darling! One of my cats used to sit at the gate waiting for me to come home, like a dog. Even though everyone else was home, he waited for ME! 💕 Sigh…

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