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  •      The pacing of bulbs depends largely on the effect you are trying to achieve. The most effective planting technique is to plant most bulbs in clumps rather than in individual lines. Space bulbs according to color with the softer colors in the front and the more vibrant in the background. Group bulbs according to height […]

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  • Memories

    Memories

    Autumn was in the air. A steady northerly breeze could be felt by those who ventured outdoors. Beauty was everywhere to be seen. The trees were arrayed with the many colors of the season: red, yellow, gold and orange. There was one little boy who loved to be out and about that time of year; […]

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  • TIME

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die…”  How do you invest your God given time during your life on this earth?  Psalm 90:10 “The days of our years are threescore years and ten…”  We all waste […]

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  •     I was sittin’ in my recliner the other night readin’ the national news. I  came across headlines that read, “The race is on to find another inhabitable planet as the earth looses oxygen.” I told ‘Ole Cheryl to get packed, we want to be on the first bus. Then I read this wasn’t going to happen […]

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  • November 11th is Veterans Day.  I have known and do know many veterans and love hearing their stories…if I can get them to talk. The past has taught me that many veterans don’t talk much about their military experiences.  I have concluded it is usually for one of two reasons.  Either they don’t want to relive those experiences […]

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  •      In 1991 an extreme cold front moved through the plains killing elm trees in southeast Colorado, western Kansas, New Mexico and into the panhandle of Texas/Oklahoma. The devastating freeze practically annihilated the Elm. Through the efforts of the Colorado State Forest Service, Springfield and area towns were able to replant trees in their […]

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  • Area pine trees are now showing signs of fall. The pines lose their needles within the tree. The needles on the exterior part of the branch remains green while the innermost needles begin to brown and will eventually drop to the ground. This is why the mountains can be so flammable. The dried needles create […]

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  • It certainly wasn’t the 74,384 broomcorn acres Baca County produced in 1949, but Kirk Guder’s 2021 garden brought back a bit of the amazing broomcorn history of Baca  Sometimes it is just fun when you get a note on some of what we have pulled together. Check this comment from BacaCountyHistory dot com. “My family […]

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  •         ‘Ole Cheryl and I were watchin’ a documentary on sheep and sheep dogs the other night. Now I was more interested in the dogs than the sheep but I have found there’s lessons to be learned from watchin’ all critters, even sheep. After the dogs had penned the sheep and they […]

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  • PERSONS Stories and Incidents of the Early Day East Enders Before Baca County became a county in the spring of 1889 it was the eastern end of Las Animas county. As spring is upon us, I thought it might be good to look back at the crop prospects in Southeast Colorado in 1888.  The following  […]


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