Finally I feel it is time to write my first post. I have been working on selling my home of 38 years in Boulder, CO. Since April 1st I have been working hard on a redo of the basement of the house. I am also finishing my last season working as a beer vendor at Red Rocks Amphitheater and the occasional ballgame at Coors Field for my beloved Colorado Rockies baseball team. I’ve also planted my last crops at the ‘Front Yard Farm’ at our home on South 41st St.
I’m proud to announce that we have accomplished negotiating an offer from a nice family to take over the Front Yard Farm as Kaye and I head to my retirement at the Stonehouse Farm outside Marion, Kansas. Soon yelling “Cold Beer Here” will be a thing of the past.
I am truly am looking forward to the challenge of remodeling our 1888 limestone home in Central Kansas and turning my 15-acre parcel into a self sustainable farm. At a recent talk about growing ancient heirloom wheat and grain, the speaker, Bob Quinn of Big Sandy, Montana, claimed he now produced 85% of his own food on his 4-acre farm. This sounds like a lofty goal but if I can achieve that I would be in heaven.
I have come to the realization farming is some darn hard work but I enjoy working hard and a little sweat has never bothered me. In fact, I truly enjoy it! I pray that hard work and lots of sweat will keep me healthy from my present age of 66 well into my nineties!