Posts made in July, 2013

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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