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Morning Birding Species List | July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly cloudy with some rain
Location: Maroon Lake

Species Identified      

Canada Goose

Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-peewee


RBR News | July 25, 2014

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch


Evening Birding Species List | July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6PM - 8PM
Weather:  partly cloudy, some thunderstorm activity
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified  

Mallard
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay


Farm to Table for the Kids!

Posted in Ranch Report

It's not everyday you see someone (an 11-year-old no less) asking for more vinaigrette when their plate is already licked clean. This was just one of the things that pleasantly surprised me last week while teaching ACES Farm to Table 101 kids class at Rock Bottom Ranch. We had extra homemade vinaigrette after we dressed our salads from the garden and I was wracking my brain for what to use it for -- if only we had made bread, too! Turns out it doesn't matter, the kids were happy to have seconds of vinaigrette without the salad: "Ohmygosh, YUM!! We have extra?? Can I drink it??"


Morning Birding Species List | July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Maroon Lake


RBR News | July 18, 2014

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
It’s summertime at the Ranch and we are packing in as much agriculture work as daylight will allow. The plants are responding well to the long days and warmer weather. The tomatoes in the climate-battery hoophouse are reaching the top of the trellis and we are seeing a good amount of fruit set.  The Red McClure potatoes are reaching for the sun and putting on more and more growth every day. The lettuce is growing so quickly now that we are taking several cuttings a week.


Morning Birding Species List | July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch


Eagles, hawks, and owls...oh my!

Posted in Bulletin Board

ACES’ second annual Raptor Fair brought nearly 500 people down to the Hallam Lake Nature Preserve in Aspen, CO. Folks of all ages came to see our resident birds of prey (the Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and Great Horned Owl) and got to meet the visiting birds that came with Nature’s Educators.


Morning Birding Species List | July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Stein Park, Rio Grande Trail


RBR News | July 3, 2014

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
The first Rock Bottom Ranch Farm to Table Dinner of the 2014 summer season was held last Friday, June 27th and was quite an amazing evening. These dinners are a celebration of local food producers, food artisans, and the Roaring Fork Valley community. We were fortunate to have a beautiful evening to meet members of the local food community and enjoy their products