Welcome to Heartland Farm’s weblog!

October 12, 2008 at 7:28 pm 8 comments

Last month two women from Turtle Rock Farm in Red Rock, OK. visited Heartland Farm, and later wrote about us on their blog site.  We looked at this site, and realized that we, too, would like to have a blog site, with which we could tell you, and all our friends, about daily happenings here at Heartland Farm.  WELCOME!

Heartland Farm, established in 1988 as a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, KS and  situated 14 miles west of Great Bend, is an 80-acre working farm. It is home for an intentional ecumenical Christian Community of adults and families  who believe in and work for an interdependent healing of the earth and care of persons .  At present 12 persons reside in the five homes and cottages,  and a guest house welcomes guests for retreats or visits.  Please visit our web-sites at http://www.ksdom.org and alpacanation.com/heartlandfarm.asp  for more information.

In 2003 we brought alpacas to share the farm space with us, starting with three.  Now we have 16!  Our 32-acre pasture has mowed walking paths, two ponds, a labyrinth, a straw-bale hermitage powered by a solar panel, a creek spanned by two wooden bridges, and a wonderful ancient ash tree with a swing.  It also has great munching places for our alpacas!

Alpaca Sarendipity in the pasture

Alpaca Sarendipity in the pasture


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janet  |  October 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    What a lovely site! The pictures are great too! This farm is a true blessing. The peace and love there have always blessed me. Happy Halos day and autumn harvesting! blessings and peace always, j. 🙂

  • 2. heartlandfarm  |  November 3, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks, Janet, we have not yet gotten used to keeping this updated, but I hope to do it almost every other day, when I am home. So please, check back! And someday, when things are less hectic, come back for another visit! Love you! Aunt Mary

  • 3. Jenni Dickson  |  November 18, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Hi Aunt SMT! Your blog site is great. It has been ages since we visited the farm. The straw buildings are neat! Hope to see you soon.



  • 4. Bill Wasinger  |  January 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Hi SMT and All at the Farm…
    Just visited the Family page (1st time in months) and saw that you have a blog. Congratulations on a fine layout, and all you’ve done on the farm since our last visit. Sorry to learn of the passing of Albie – we know how much you love the alpacas.
    God willing, we’ll get back there again before too many years pass.
    Bill & Jeanne

  • 5. sarlotha  |  January 28, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Hello All!
    Farm blog site is great, I love it. This blog site, make me feel like in the farm again, I really miss all.

    I am so sad when I heard about Albie, I did not believe he leave to fast.. How about the others alpaca, Biak and others.. I hope they are fine.

    This site help me to keep closer to you all in the farm.


  • 6. Cindy Sue  |  March 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Hello SMT and Farm
    Wow! great work – but you have always been such and inspiration to us all. You have blessed this family so much. Now you are blessing everyone in the world. I would like to add your link to my web pages and share you with all that visit mine – more blessings for the world through you and yours. Thank you for all my life memories.

  • 7. Kathleen  |  July 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I lived at Heartland for the summer in 1995 and your photos bring back such wonderful memories–delicious food, relaxing strolls and the back-breaking labor of stacking hay bales in the barn! I’m so glad to hear the farm is thriving and hope to bring my children to visit soon.


    • 8. heartlandfarm  |  August 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm

      Kathleen, so great to hear from you! Laurie said to say HI!
      Hey, you are so welcome to come to visit any time! We would love to see you and your children!


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