Last night, we drove from the lake over to just north of Matfield Green, to a ranch called "Pioneer Bluffs". Up until about 4 or 5 years ago, this was a working ranch, right in the heart of Chase County, in the beautiful Flint Hills. The ranch was sold to a non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve the land and the ranching way of life. We came here to listen to the author of "Prairy Erth", William Least Heat-Moon speak about his book and to watch a documentary that was made regarding his book about Chase County and the ranches there. Over the next few posts, I'll tell more about the ranch and the documentary that will show this fall on PBS.