Rural Missouri - May 2016 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 69 | MAY 2016 | Number 5 20 22 8 8 Hermann heritage farm Living history farm preserves life in a historic German settlement 10 Partners for pollinators Electric co-ops join coalition to save the monarch 20 Passion for poultry Raising quality chicks is a family tradition at Heartland Hatchery 22 Cookin' like Cookie Denise & Robin Foster rustle up tasty grub for modern-day cowhands 26 Missouri Snapshots Enter our 6th annual photo contest, sponsored by Missouri State Parks ABOUT OUR COVER B uild it and they will come. Mountain bike enthusiasts have been preaching that maxim to towns around Missouri for years. And many of the state's small towns have listened, building trails that bring fat-tire fanatics - and their tourism dollars - to the city limits to shred singletrack. Few Missouri towns have embraced this form of tourism better than Warsaw. In 2002, residents of the west-central Missouri town approached the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about rebuilding some existing trails around Truman Lake to use for mountain biking. That started the first mile of what today is a 25-mile-long network of trails. The project succeeded thanks to the efforts of Mac Vorce - shown on our cover riding with his son, Joe - who enlisted a broad coalition to build the park. The most-recent addition is 5 miles of trail that connects the Corp's Thibaut Point Campground and its IN EVERY ISSUE 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 12 Outdoors 16 Eats 24 Recipes 30 Events 32 Notes 36 Neighbors 38 Just4Kids 39 Landscapes photos by Jim McCarty swimming beach to the rest of the trail network. The mountain bike park is designed for hikers, bikers and trail runners of all skill levels. Here you will find manicured trails that swoop through the forest. There are challenging climbs, adrenaline-fueled descents, wooden bridges and log crossings such as the "Barcalounger," ridden at left by Paul Eason. Don't have your own bike? You can rent one at Mac's Truman Lake Bikes, which also offers bike tours. If mountain biking isn't your thing, Warsaw also offers many miles of easy-to-ride gravel and paved biking and walking trails. These trails take you past impressive scenery and include a ride across the historic Joe Dice Swinging Bridge. There's also plenty of places to eat and shop in the bike-friendly downtown. To learn more, visit and or call 660-438-0039. MAY 2016 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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