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.

Friday, February 17, 2012


       In an effort to learn more about this side of the state, we took a family trip to Fruita last Friday. Fruita is a small town just outside of Grand Junction. Hubby works there on occasion, but never had the opportunity to really check it out. So off we headed to explore. It is a cute little town, with sculptures on every corner, a nice downtown area and tons of outdoor activities to do. I am looking forward to going back in warmer weather for hiking.

Mike the Headless Chicken

Eating at the new brewpub, Suds Brothers.

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