Planning for the Future A beautiful sunrise greeted us one-morning last fall, an omen of good things to come! Farming is not for the faint of heart and 2020 presented its own unique set of challenges. The logistics of marketing during a pandemic, wondering if we were going to have enough water to see us…

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We’ll start this post with a photo of a sunrise, taken this fall from our farmhouse. Sunrises are powerful. They signify a fresh start to another day. We can wipe clean the slate and start again. A new day offers hope. It offers strength. It provides us with an opportunity to live life. Again. To…

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It’s now the beginning of August and through this most unusual, some would say dystopian time, the seven of us farming at Indian Ridge Farm have continued to mostly shelter in place since we started the farm season in March. We’re doing this to protect ourselves, as we don’t want to introduce the Coronavirus to…

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Although water supplies are in shorter supply throughout the region this year because of a year-long drought, our ponds are full and looking good! We’ve had at least four families of geese frolic in the ponds around the farm this spring. Many of you noticed we weren’t at this growing season’s first Telluride Farmers Market…

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The Coronavirus pandemic has not slowed down activity here at the farm. Our wonderful farming life continues unabated. We’re restricting visitors and carefully limiting our exposure to the general public when we’re in town for errands. Our goal is to keep all seven of us living at the farm healthy so that we can continue…

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An essay written by Tony We’re not in control. What we are in control of is our relationship to the earth. Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer If you haven’t read this book yet, please do yourself a favor and do so. It is so rich, so wise, so powerful. Written by an indigenous elder,…

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We’re not in control. What we are in control of is our relationship to the earth. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass If you haven’t read this book yet, please do yourself a favor and do so. It is so rich, so wise, so powerful. Written by an Indigenous elder, it reaffirms our place in this world. Especially for…

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Apart from the dryness that marked the end of summer and into the fall, we can honestly say we just completed an awesome growing season. What a difference a year makes! The exceptional drought of 2018 was erased by the tremendously wet fall and winter of 2018-2019. Water was plentiful this past summer; some of…

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There’s rarely a dull moment in the life of the farm. That may be an understatement. Of course, some days are busier than others, but in general we’re kept busy with a myriad of diverse and interesting projects and chores. As our apprentices are finding out, while the rhythm, ritual and routine on the farm…

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Words are nice to write, but sometimes it’s a kick to post photos of what’s been happening around here this spring. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Enjoy! Caroline and Cary Kimmic are here apprenticing for the season. In a word, they’ve been “awesome!” We like to measure the height of…

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