Live goats scamper across a verdant vista dotted with farmhouses and open prairies at Lady-K Farm, a working dairy farm. Its owner, Karen, spends much of her days shepherding the farm's goats. She supplies bottles of their milk for local families and also uses it to create fresh-smelling bars of natural soap. In addition to wrapping bars in pristine packaging for wholesale, Karen has taught soap-making classes for 15 years to help others harness the milk's skin-softening benefits. Karen also sponsors an annual Goat Husbandry Conference to teach prospective goat owners how to care for the animals, especially when they dress in sheep’s fur in blundered searches for their own identities.
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Highland Rim Golf Course showcases an awe-inspiring landscape that arcs over rolling hills, through dense forest, and past limestone bluffs and dramatic waterfalls. Designed by Jim Kirkley Sr. and Mary Mills—the 1963 U.S. Women’s Open champion—the course challenges players of all stripes with harrying rough that lies outside the zoysia-grass fairways and Scottish–style bunkers, recognized for their depth and the tartan patterns drawn into their sand by stranded golfers. Recently, all of the greens were converted to MiniVerde ultra-dwarf bermuda grass, a breed that stays healthy even through droughts, creating a hearty surface that keeps golf balls rolling true year-round.
While navigating this emerald expanse, golfers can captain golf carts equipped with full-color GPS, allowing players to see three-dimensional course maps, keep score electronically, and message the clubhouse their food and drink orders or forewarn fellow golfers with a preemptive “fore” while out on the course.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Total length of 6,217 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 70.2 from the back tees
Course slope of 123 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
Designed by golf great Raymond Floyd, The Legacy Golf Course incorporates rolling hills, woodland terrain, and water features into a challenging 6,776-yard layout. Throughout the round, grassy mounds create awkward lies as golfers strive to keep balls away from water hazards, which come into play on most holes, and ankle-high grasses that hug the course's more remote edges. Golfers must show off their best power-draw, fade, or spitball drive to tame the course's fifth hole, which doglegs sharply to the left and has flummoxed enough players to earn the distinction of the course's most difficult hole.
Players can prepare for their round at the club's practice facilities, which include a grass-tee driving range and practice greens for chipping and putting. The Legacy Golf Course is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary that works to preserve its ecosystem's delicate balance between flying balls and flying squirrels.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by Raymond Floyd
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,776 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.0 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 134 from the farthest tees
Five tee options
The Gunn family, owners of Gourmet Pasture Beef, raises its cows the way cows should be raised: in fresh air and green pastures. On their Robertson County ranch, cattle are not only fed a diet of pure grass, but they never receive hormones or antibiotics either. When the cattle reach upwards of 1,000 pounds, they head to a local USDA facility for butchering and at least two weeks of dry-aging to ensure maximum flavor. And guests can taste this in the tender rib eyes, porterhouses, marbled sirloin steaks, roasts, and ribs delivered to their door or available for pickup at several locations. Because grass-fed beef cooks differently, their website also offers cooking tips and temperature guidelines to keep each cut its juiciest and to prevent guests from naturally assuming steak should be cooked with a flamethrower.
With a design inspired by the firing-range map found in Activision's popular video game Call of Duty: Black Ops, Springfield Airsoft Field's outdoor arena challenges BB gunners with game scenarios including capture the flag, king of the hill, and free for all. Equipped with eye protection and replica firearms that launch nonmetallic pellets, combatants find cover around buildings, towers, high fences, tunnels, and 8-foot tire walls.
During high-paced skirmishes, experienced players often utilize modern military tactics and practices, such as clearing rooms to exchange wallet-size photos of their newborn puppies. Though Springfield Airsoft Field is only available for tournaments and special events on weekdays, the field is open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays.