From The Executive Director

Spring In Colorado: Sunshine, Rain, Snow

Mother Nature reminds us that we are on the Front Range with April’s warm weather, rain, and snow. At TUF we have been working hard on the pens. With the 12 dump trucks of road base and squeegee gravel we plan to finish cleaning and re-building 5 pens before the rain and snow. With this pen revamp, we are implementing more ways to keep the pens in good condition. We still have a ways to go, but our infrastructure is improving. A big Thank You to the 4H program and Deb Venor who combined their funds and bought more mucking rakes and buckets to help keep the pens clean.

In other spring news, the garden plots are beginning to show signs of the season with yellow daffodils and tulips blooming. The alternative gardens are also moving forward. They are being combined to create a better show space and educational facility. Both aquaponics and aeroponics will be in the hoop house with other alternative gardening to be added this summer.
The evenings at the Farm are becoming enjoyable with the extended light and warm weather, which has made for more productive days as well. Even Curd and Whey are getting some exercise.

Welcome to Spring and thanks for your continued support,
Mike

 

TUF April Snapshot