Vann Cherokee Wildlife Sanctuary - Debora Vann Luther Moore, Park Ranger
Harvest Mid September 2007
42 acres of wonderful land located south of the center of Wichita, Kansas. The land has always been agricultural land, the original developing farmer John Crowl, died in 1998, after farming the land for 87 years. The land is an orchard of 1,000 peach trees in various varities, and 50 cherry trees.
Park Ranger (me) office, built from recycling telephone poles that had been abandoned on the land. Cost $1,000 in screws, sheet metal. and one laborer. 12 by 12 building
John Crowl was a genius. Everything he created was using the very best materials available at the time. I have had the honor to harvest this land since my friend purchased it in 1999. I absolutely love this meadow I share with a herd of 18 deer. Because the orchard loves to share its bounty, I have spent months harvesting the trees of their fruit, at the peak of ripeness. I share this wonderful food with everyone, neither, my friend the property owner, or myself, financially gaining. The property owners greatest joy in life is to feed other people.
I am executing a plan to acquire this beautiful land. I do not want to ever leave this paradise. I presently am utilizing the 'hot beds', growing table greens. I have five varities of lettuce, carrots, broccoli, collard greens, growning (the last time I saw them). It is February 5, 2007, and the farm has not been above freezing for the third week in a row. The hot beds are under 8 inches of ice and snow. The forcast shows another week of this freezing cold weather. This year is my learning curve. ***March 01, 2007 UPDate***, table greens survived the winter, and are delivering excellent healthy salads. Hot Beds June 07 - Winter Squash Garden
Three families of Eagles live here.
A 50 lb. bag of corn $8.50, only last four days - wild bird food $14.95 for 50 lb. -
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