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RBR News | May 30, 2014

Posted in Ranch Report

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While projects have been moving at a very fast pace for the last several weeks, it is also important to realize that agriculture is a slow process. It takes a lot of observation, planning, record keeping, and patience to get quality agriculture products to the table. 


RBR News | May 23, 2014

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Another productive week is behind us.  A large focus over the last few days was getting the Rolling Thunder hoophouse in position to start growing vegetables.  If you missed it, please read Christian’s blog post on April 24th to learn more about this style of hoophouse.


ACES Releases Inaugural Forest Health Index

Posted in Bulletin Board

Interactive data portal to serve as template for organizations around the globe.


Roaring Fork Valley Phenology | May 19, 2014

Three years of Aspen Mountain on May 9 (click on photo above to enlarge). What do you remember about those years? 

2012 looked beautiful but what we see in the picture is the result of the lowest snowfall totals in decades and a warm, extremely dry spring. This led to fire bans throughout the valley and no 4th of July fireworks. 2012 was the year of the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, and the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs.


RBR News | May 16, 2014

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There’s an old Colorado saying that goes, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes,” and that has been true this past week. We observed temperatures in the high 70’s last week, shortly followed by several inches of rain, two inches of snow, and low’s in the 20’s earlier this week. The dramatic change in the weather is handled pretty well by most of the animals on the farm and the hoophouse gives the vegetables lots of protection from swings like this. 


RBR News | May 9, 2014

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After School with ACES Ed

Posted in Kids' Corner

From February through April 2014, ACES Ed hosted an eight-week after school enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade students at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale. These classes were run through the PowerTime after school program, which is funded by ACCESS Roaring Fork. Participants were hand-picked by teachers and staff.


RBR News | May 2, 2014

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As we wait for this year’s final spring frost to pass, we are preparing to plant out our new garden space at the ranch. We have selected an area of pasture to convert to vegetable production, but before we can plant seeds, there are several steps we need to take to get it ready.