Photos: Christian Gideon Photography
Our 16-acre farm is set among rolling woodland in Douglas County, just northwest of Lawrence, 10 minutes from the intersection of K-10 and I-70. We've harbored the dream of a "tiny farm" since we were teenagers, and our place has a mix of restored prairie and native oak-hickory forest, all with trails for strolling. The lowest part of the woods reaches down to Coon Creek, a year-round stream that empties into the Kansas River.
Deer, turkeys, bluebirds, great blue herons and various woodpeckers are among the dozens of species inhabiting this space. We are surrounded by forested hills but have an expansive view of the sky. It's a great place for sunrises and moonrises, stargazing, birdwatching or clearing the mind.
About two acres are given over to flower production, and this space is bisected north-south and east-west by wide, grassed lanes. The west side,
40 rows, each 95 to 150 feet long, holds peonies and other perennials, as well as herbs, vines and berry crops. The east side, which eventually will be twice as large as the west, is set aside for annual flowers, including dahlias.
We designed the flower farm for ease and comfort in our growing—but also as a space appropriate for future weddings.
A portrait venue
Every part of the farm, including the flower production area, is a wonderful place for nature photography, or family or engagement photos.
An event venue
We are in the process of building our barn, which will house our expanded design studios, other flexible spaces, a restroom and a basic kitchen. This facility will be appropriate for public and private workshops, small-group meetings and planning retreats, farm-to-table dinners, and as a wedding party get-ready space.
Please contact us if you are interested in visiting about these or other possibilities.