20 Kansas Official Travel Guide TravelKS.com bring calves up close to the vehicles. By July and August, the bulls take center stage on the tours. Its breeding season and the drama is highand best viewed from a safe dis- tance. Buffalo bulls feud and pace and growl like African lions. Tour reservations are required. Pomology is the science of cultivating fruit, and Tom and Shelly Schierman, owners of Louisburg Cider Mill, have apples mastered. The two began restoring a 120-year- old hay barn on 80 acres near the eastern edge of Kansas in 1977, and just a few months later they were slaving away over an open kettle using a 2,000-year-old method to bottle their rst little brown jug of cider. Red, green and yellow apples, handpicked in the fall, are the main attraction at the mill, although Shellys great-great grandfathers Lost Trail Root Beer is a close sec- ond. Inspired by a journal entry he wrote on an evening hed wandered off the path and had the good fortune to meet some friendly folk who treated him to a tasty drink brewed from herbs and roots, its microbrewed on-site with effervescent gusto. The Mill Ciderfest, held the last weekend of September and the rst weekend of Oc- tober, offers pony rides, pan- cake breakfasts, hay wagon rides, a 10-acre corn maze, and cider- and doughnut- making demonstrations. Katherine Dinsdale is a Lawrence-based freelance writer happy for an excuse to hang out with Kansas farm animals and get lost in a corn maze. Kansas flavors, TO GO JEN MELLARD Its hard to cram a Kansas sunset into your carry-on, but the trip home doesnt have to be the end of the adventure. Collect some sweet and savory locally made fare as a memento of your travels. Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolate Fresh and heavy cream blended with imported Belgium chocolate is creatively crafted into assortments of milk, dark and white chocolates, as well as wine-infused ganache. Master chocolatier Beth Tully offers it all, from three-piece favor boxes to a beautifully packaged 36-piece assortment. 2132 N. Rock Road, Suite 100, Wichita cocoadolce.com Copperleaf Gourmet Opened in 2007, Copperleaf Gourmet focuses on boosting the flavor of your meal with a variety of seasoning blends, mixes and sauces. Start with the high- quality barbecue and steak sauces that started it all, then venture on to jellies featuring the kick of jalapeo peppers. 1800 E. 23rd St., Ste. B, Lawrence copperleafgourmet.com Alma Creamery Cheese curds and crumbs; mild, medium, sharp and extra-sharp cheddars; and colby, pepper jack and monterey jackan ambitious list of natural handmade cheeses are well prepared at this creamery thats been operating since 1946. 509 E. 3rd St., Alma almacreamery.com Bainter Sunflower Oil Wes Bainter grows many of his own sunflowers and buys more from local farms, then crushes the seeds, filters the oil and bottles his brew100% pure, natural sunflower oil. Available at Joslyns Grocery in Hoxie, as well as in select grocery stores throughout the state. Hoxie baintersunoweroil.com Get eye-to-eye with a butterfly. WALTERS PUMPKIN PATCH Kansas TO G ard to cr p h right: Louisburg Cider Mill below: Pumpkins rule at Walters Pumpkin Patch.