Fall on the Farm
I love the Colorado sky in fall. The deep, piercing blue is such a contrast to the dull greens and browns. On the farm, the beauty of the fall leaves has past, so only the sky seems to offer brilliant color when I walk outside. It is now hard to imagine that the field in the picture grew grass thigh-high that was grazed down three times during the last spring and summer.
The cattle have moved across the creek for the winter. The horses will soon move to the hills pictured in the distance, and the chickens and pigs stay close to the barn. The daily work with the animals slows down a bit this time of year.
But the work of the farm does not slow down much. We added pigs a couple of weeks ago, with more to come in January. Next month a new flock of laying hens will arrive. All of this in anticipation of our new venture into Farmers' Markets. By June we plan to offer grass-fed beef along with pork, chicken, and eggs that have regular access to pasture and are raised on organic feed.
So while the land rests, we are busy preparing for new and more extensive meat selections next summer. Check back here periodically for updates. If you live in El Paso or Fremont Counties, my family and I hope that we can be your farmers.