Profile – Strain Farm

Location:  Lancaster, Texas

Total easement acreage:  121 acres

The connection to the land runs deep within the Strain family.  For over 100 years, the family has farmed the 400 acres near Lancaster, Texas, which was originally purchased by W.A. Strain in 1892.

 Sisters Carol Strain-Burk and Dr. Mary Strain-Sykes, and their husbands, Ted Burk and Dr. Don Sykes, believe that preserving the open space on the farm and preserving the agricultural history, culture and character of Lancaster is important to future Lancaster residents.

The property is characterized by a wide, limestone creek that winds throughout the property and connects to Dallas County Parks and Open Spaces land in the Ten Mile Creek Preserve.  It has ample wooded riparian corridors for wildlife, protects compatible land uses (especially agricultural operations) and includes 121 acres surrounding a reconstructed 1896 Victorian-style family farmhouse.


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