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2014 Interns!

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another day, another obstacle

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

To add to the raging fire that cut us off from three of our plots last week, we now have to face town-wide water restrictions for at least 30 days. If after 30 days the lakes haven’t filled up again, we’ll be rationed 5 gallons per household (ours will have seven thirsty, muddy rascals). This also means some very dry plots but we’re devising some genius ways round this.   So to vent our frustrations we went to an anti-fracking rally. Chants of, ‘hey ho, no frackiing Huerfano’, and my personal fave, ‘noooooo fracking’, rang around the streets of Walsenburg. To all those passerbys who shook their heads or even one who flipped...

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Farming, Friends, and Fire

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy July ya’ll! Never a dull day in La Veta. Last week lightning sparked a fire up by the East Peak, which would soon spread to over 13,000 acres and bring close to 800 fire-fighters and National Guardsmen to our small town. We are happy to say that the fire is now contained, and our friends up in the Wahatoya Valley are no longer under threat. I think I speak for everyone when I say that seeing Mother Nature’s unbiased and merciless destruction firsthand was a very humbling experience. As for us, the show must go on because…well…people gotta eat. These past two weeks have been crunch time as far as getting all of our plants into the ground, so...

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Thank you Ryus Ave Bakery.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Thank you for all of the bread you gave us last night, we will be enjoying it, We are so lucky to have the best neighbors ever.

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Spring has Sprung

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

In the past week two more interns have arrived from New Jersey. Yes, New Jersey. That makes four of us.  I think I speak for everyone when I say I am really enjoying the Cucharra Valley, the beautiful views it has to offer, not to mention all of the wonderful folks in town who are always supportive and encouraging. Ashley & Terrence are the names of the two newest members of our family and will be joining us until the end of October.  The wind is still getting in the way of our growing but we are doing the best we can to deal with that.  It is frustrating but in the end it will all be worth...

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Weeks 5 and 6 (at what point should I stop numbering weeks?): steppin’ out

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments


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Weeks 5 and 6 (at what point should I stop numbering weeks?): steppin’ out

These past two weeks brought a lot of firsts: the first farmers market, the first CSA basket pick-up/delivery, the first sheet mulched plots, our first workshop. Since our produce was not ready, we provided our members with local (and sustainably grown) honey, flour, quinoa, potatoes, eggs, and sausage. We searched for local greens, but it turned out not to be realistic with the low temperatures. The good news is: we got a soaking rain, some residents saying they hadn’t seen it rain like that in years. The bad news is: said rain was during the farmers market. However, the vendors brought rain gear and stuck it out, and flocks of people still arrived. I am optimistic...

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