Check out Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky
Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Apples take the spotlight at Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Now is a great time to take a drive out to Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky. This family-friendly farm sells produce, serves lunch, and hosts birthday parties, weddings and other events on the 70-acre property. Just a 30-minute drive from Lexington, the venue attracts produce lovers who want just-picked freshness.

Terry and Susie Boyd are the fifth generation of farmers to work the land. The focus is on fruit, especially apples, and they also grow strawberries, peaches, berries, pears, grapes, and pumpkins. Vegetables include asparagus, corn, squash, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes. Many of what is grown is also available for shoppers to pick directly from the source. You-pick favorites for kids of all ages include berries, strawberries, and pumpkins.

Children can also visit the petting zoo and play on the playground which features huge slides, a pirate ship and a playhouse made from hay bales. Besides fresh produce the store sells homemade pies and cakes, preserves, marinades, and gifts. The Apple Blossom Cafe has a rotating menu with hamburgers, hot dogs, and other kid-friendly foods. Desserts are a highlight featuring seasonal favorites such as strawberry shortcake or apple dumplings.

Boyd Orchards in Versailles Ky

Lexington and Versailles are surrounded by beautiful farmland.

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Perhaps you’d like to own a small horse farm in Central Kentucky?

The scenic drive to Boyds Orchards in Versailles Ky may have you dreaming of owning a farm of your own. Or perhaps you want a house in a rural country setting. Versailles offers the best of both worlds by offering a small-town of just 9000 people surrounded by rolling hills and farmland- yet the town itself is only 20 minutes from Lexington. Versailles also has one of the largest Kroger groceries in the state. Commuting from this charming small town to Frankfort is also about 20 minutes. The interstate system makes connecting to Louisville, Georgetown and Cincinnati easy also. Click this link to see homes for sale in downtown Versailles and visit our Neighborhoods page to see more Versailles neighborhoods. And also check out this link to see horse farms and properties for sale in Central Kentucky.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Heard About Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky?

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky
Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

You may not know about Herbe restaurant in Lexington Ky because it’s on the outer edge of Fayette County. The cafe is on U.S. 60/Winchester Road almost at the Clark County border.

From the outside, it looks like a simple roadside diner, however inside is another story. Patrons can choose from a variety of whimsical tables and chairs that provide a cozy and comfortable setting whether they sit close to the action of the kitchen or tucked away in a quiet corner. There are lots of quirky decor on the walls to look at as well.

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky is worth checking out.

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

 

But first take a look at the menu.

Chef Meghan Hensley puts her culinary school education to work at Herbe with some creative dishes. In fact, she recently won in two categories at Taste of the Bluegrass: Best Entree and Best Dessert. Everything is locally-sourced and made to order. Lunch offerings on a recent visit included Roasted Chicken that featured cheddar, bacon, balsamic, and a fig-date compote, Grown-up Grilled Cheese, Blueberry Basil Burger, Cabbage Soup, as well as interesting side dishes such as a grain salad.

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

The Blueberry Basil Burger at Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky won an award at Taste of the Bluegrass, extra napkins recommended!

Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

A burger Panini at Herbe Restaurant in Lexington Ky

There’s an ever-changing dessert menu, too. Recent temptations were coconut pecan cupcakes with chocolate icing, banana cake with cranberry compote, bananas foster cinnamon rolls, lemon cake, and chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes.

The farm-to-table offerings at Herbe may have you daydreaming of owning a farm of your own. After your stop at the diner, continue into Clark County and check out this new listing!

home for sale on Log Lick Road Winchester Ky

Live the country dream on this seven acres for sale in Winchester Kentucky

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This renovated farmhouse on seven acres is for sale in Winchester Kentucky

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Check out the gorgeous ceilings in this home for sale on seven acres in Winchester.

You’ll fall in love with this 1738 square foot farmhouse on seven acres. This charming home features tongue-in-groove wood ceilings, a renovated kitchen with a tin ceiling, and more. It is ideal for raising goats or chickens, planting a large garden, and just enjoying the country life. Read more about 2865 Log Lick Road here.

And if you are dreaming of even more acreage, here’s our link to Central Kentucky Horse Farms for Sale.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Do you know about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

urban chicken keepers in lexington ky
Do you urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky

Have you heard about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

Did you know you don’t have to live in the country to have chickens? There are some urban neighborhoods in Lexington that allow hen houses- and there’s even a website and Facebook page celebrating our backyard farmers. Hen houses don’t take up much room- and nothing beats fresh eggs!

Raising chickens and collecting eggs are a fun, easy way to get into farming. Chickens can stay outside year round and require minimal care when compared with other farm animals. The whole family can get involved with feeding the chickens- and collecting the eggs. Chickens are cheap to buy and cheap to raise. After all, when something is inexpensive we often say it was only chicken feed!

When setting up a place for your chickens, make sure they are protected from predators such as raccoons. The hen house should provide shelter and be raised so they can gather under it as well. Also make sure that they will not run off into your neighbor’s yards.

To learn more about raising chickens go to CluckLex.org. You can also connect with other backyard chicken farmers on their Facebook page. CluckLex usually has an annual tour of local chicken coops as well.

Keeping chickens in Lexington is legal, but you will need to check with your neighborhood association before getting your own coop. I know of several neighborhoods that allow hen houses, both downtown and in the suburbs. Some Lexington urban chicken keepers can be found downtown, in Aylesford, Kenwick, Bell Court and other areas. Other neighborhoods include Glendover, Pickway, Carriage Lane, Joyland (Kingston), and Shadeland. Click the links to see current homes for sale and then contact me to schedule a showing.

Remember, just because your neighbor has chickens does not mean the home owners association allows them. Be sure to check the restrictions first.

And if backyard farming leaves you wanting more, consider buying a home in the country with acreage or even a horse farm. Here’s my link to Kentucky Horse Farms, Land, and Properties for Sale.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

American Pharoah gets fed by Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky
Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Did you know that horses need more to eat in addition to our famous Kentucky Bluegrass? They need grain in their diets as well. Equine nutrition is at the forefront of the operations at Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky. This locally-owned business supplies high quality custom feed blends to Thoroughbred race horses in the area- and around the world. In fact, their special blend of grains were fed to 11 Kentucky Derby winners, including American Pharoah.

The mill manufacturers over 24 different kinds of feed, with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals part of the mix. Various ingredients include corn, oats, sunflower seeds, with various supplements mixed in. Each one is scientifically balanced to meet the needs of the horse, taking into account their age and lifestyle. There are also specific feeds designed to calm temperament, boost energy, and increase athletic performance. Other feeds are intended to condition the horse prior to entering an auction or show ring.  The mill has also formulated a mix to bring relief to horses suffering from disorders such as laminitis and Cushing’s syndrome. And of course, there is a specific formula especially for race horses.

Hallway Feeds partners with universities to research and develop the latest innovations in equine nutrition.Lexington Ky horse farms for sale The staff is very aware of the many aspects of a horse’s life that can affect their nutritional needs. For example, how stalling a young horse may affect bone growth, how lactation impact’s a mare’s dietary needs, and the challenges cold weather brings to equine diets.

The company is has a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in north Lexington on Loudon Avenue. Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky supplies horse farms large and small…and perhaps even yours someday.

If you are thinking of raising your own championship horses, or just owning a horse farm in Central Kentucky for personal enjoyment, click the link to view Horse Farms for sale in Lexington and the Central Kentucky area.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Dreaming of owning a Horse Farm in Central Kentucky?

horse farm in Central Kentucky

When Lexington was in the international spotlight last week with the Breeders Cup, it was an opportunity for many more people to discover the beauty of the Bluegrass area. I may be biased, but I think we live in a pretty charming location. We have a population of 300,000 surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and scenic countryside. Yet, we are easily accessible- with Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville, Indianapolis, and Knoxville from one to four hours away. If you have been dreaming of owning a horse farm in Central Kentucky, here’s a look at what’s available:

There are currently about 150 horse farms and properties for sale in Lexington and the surrounding area. Prices range from $75,000 for a small tract of vacant land to $13 million for hundreds of acres with barns, fencing and housing. Here’s a look at a few:

 

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A 262-acre horse farm for sale in Versailles Ky for $12,500,000.

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One of the most expensive horse farms for sale in Central Kentucky is a 262-acre property with a 6500 sq ft mansion for over $12 million! It has eight barns and top of the line everything! Click this link to see the $12.5 million horse farm for sale in Versailles Ky.

 

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Five acres of land available with this $102,000 horse farm for sale in Georgetown Ky.

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You can buy five acres of vacant land just 20 minutes from Lexington in Georgetown Kentucky. The listing promises gently rolling hills ready for horses. Click the link to see this $102,000 horse farm for sale in Georgetown Ky.

 

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A $250,000 10-acre lot for sale in the Hidden Lake neighborhood in Lexington Ky

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I’ve blogged about Hidden Lake Estates before. Residents enjoy living in the country yet are only ten minutes away from Kroger grocery and suburban shopping- and just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington. This ten-acre homesite has views of the lake. Click the link to view this $250,000 property for sale in Hidden Lake Estates in Lexington Ky.

 

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A 20-acre horse farm for sale in Paris Ky,  just minutes from Lexington Ky.

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Get a 20 acre horse farm with a 4 bedroom home. The property includes a 6 stall horse barn and is just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington. Click the link to see this $538,000 horse farm for sale in Paris, Ky. It is actually on the Lexington-Fayette County line, very close to Windy Corner restaurant.

Click this link to see all the Lexington Ky horse farms and land for sale…then contact us to learn more.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!