NEW MEETING PAVILION

Construction of the Meeting Pavilion by Shane McKinley, 4Mc Construction and Remodeling, is complete.  The Farm gratefully acknowledges grants for the project from the Ellis County Historical Commission and the Waxahachie Foundation; the donation of logs for constructing the pavilion Read More …

STEM GARDEN PROJECT

The STEM Garden Project led several field trips to the Farm in April to provide Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD) students in the WISD Life Skills Classes, Global High School, Northside Elementary, and Turner Pre-K the opportunity to learn about Read More …

WAXAHACHIE BLACKSMITH EULIE FRENCH

Mementos of Waxahachie Blacksmith Eulie French were recently donated to the Farm.  Mr. French was a blacksmith, welder, and steel fabricator with his own business in Waxahachie for forty years until his death in 1984.  Farmers especially needed his help Read More …

TEXAS LAND CONSERVANCY VISIT

Jack Cearley, North Texas Program Director for the Texas Land Conservancy, toured the Farm on May 31, 2024, for the annual monitoring visit on the Conservation Easement held by the Conservancy.  The Conservation Easement will maintain the 145-acre farm as Read More …

MASTER GARDENERS EXPO

The Master Gardeners Expo on Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9 AM – 4 PM at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie, TX 75165 was a great success.  Visitors enjoyed learning about beautiful spring plantings from knowledgeable and Read More …

WAXAHACHIE FOUNDATION AWARDS FARM A $5,000 GRANT!

The Waxahachie Foundation awarded a generous $5,000 grant to the Farm to build a 20’ X 30’ open-air pavilion for events, meetings, and programs.  The pavilion will provide a sheltered gathering place for attendees at the Farm’s major events as well Read More …

SURVEY OF BIRD POPULATION AT THE FARM

Surveys of the resident and migratory bird population at the Farm were conducted by Jake Poinsett – Program Manager, Trinity River Audubon Center, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and December 11, 2023.  Thirty-one bird species were documented by sight and Read More …

RESTORATION OF HISTORIC BARN IN PROGRESS

The 100+ year old barn on the Farm is being restored by Historic Preservationist Contractor Shane McKinley.  It is thought that the barn was probably built before the farmhouse, which was constructed in 1913, in order for the Henry McKinney Read More …

2023 FARM HERITAGE DAY A GREAT SUCCESS!

Farm Heritage Day on Sunday, September 24, 2023 was a great success!  Around 225 people attended, including lots of families and children.  It was a hot but fun day to enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor living history activities.  Read More …

A FUN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE AND WILDFLOWER ADVENTURE

The 2023 event on Sunday, April 30th, was a lot of fun!  Visitors enjoyed going on wildflower walks, watching the awesome beauty of butterflies alighting on the Texas Blackland Prairie flowers, doing fun crafts that featured learning about Texas’ floral Read More …