In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Local Shout Out

I don't think it is any secret that I love food. Local, organic food is even better. No question about it. The gratification of eating food that has been raised in the area that you love is second only to eating food that you raised on your own property. Colorado is wonderful for being able to find many things that fit the bill, and the area that we live in now is the hub. Tonight I was watching a television program called The Four Coursemen Adventure, And what a pleasant surprise to find them highlighting the local fare of the North Fork! They visited High Wire Bison and Elk Ranch,  that I blogged about back in May, you can find that here: Barn Raisin': Ranching of a Different Sort. They also visited Zephyros Farm, the farm where we purchased our goats last March. You can visit their website here:   and read March's post here: Barn Raisin': The Weekend. They visited one of our many local wineries, and made a stop at the local brewery, Revolution Brewing,  I love seeing our area highlighted and a chance to shine for these hardworking farmers, brewers, vintners and ranchers.

1 comment:

  1. So basically this was a blog post to make the rest of us realize how inferior our local fare is...thanks a lot, Mena... ;)