Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

More Events: Maple Sugaring and Cropland Investing

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I just added two new events to the calendar tonight that might be of interest.  While there are lots of online events on the Cranky Puppy Events Calendar, these two are local to the Kansas City area.  So my apologies to those of you who are not in the immediate area.

The first class is FREE and it's one that J. and I wanted to attend last year, but the class filled up within just a couple of hours of the registration opening up.  Trust me...I have this on my calendar and on my speed dial for February 1st, because I.will.not.miss.this.sugaring.class.this.year!

Maple Sugaring

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Ummm....maple syrup!  In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood; it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to pick the right tree, tap it and collect the sap, and then make delicious syrup from native trees. For more information, email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov.   Note that registration for this begins February 1st at 816-228-3766 (all ages). 

The Missouri Department of Conservation has lots of great activities and classes for all ages.  Check out the list at http://mdc.mo.gov/events/location/Burr%20Oak%20Woods/heading/Burr%20Oak%20Woods%20Nature%20Center.


Investing in Cropland

Location: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Overland Park, KS 66213
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Have you ever daydreamed about a house in the country, rolling farmland, and dusty country roads?  How about quitting your day job to become a farmer?  Well, it all starts with land.  On January 14th, Bill and Brad Gaughan, founding partners of Rural KC Real Estate, will discuss the opportunities, the risks and the process for investing in cropland.
For more information or to register, visit KCLandSeminar.com or call Rural KC at (913) 837-4665.



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