The sun dips down as we head north, arriving late evening in Aztec, NM. We rise early, enjoy a visit with family and a walk along the Animas River. The children delight in the splash of numerous rocks thrown into the river. We head further north, south of Hesperes, CO, to an old flour mill to meet a wheat farmer. After a tour of this quaint old place, spring wheat seed is loaded and we turn our wheels southward. Farmer Dean prepares the seed drill and plants spring wheat today. This wheat will be fall harvested for Living Harvest Bakery (livingharvestbakery.com) and 3 Questions Coffee House in Mimbres, NM. Turn your wheels in their direction and enjoy excellent, wholesome food and service from the Coffey Family.
We consider the windy forecast for the next couple of days and decide we better get to work. A warm hoop house welcomes some new transplants. Younger children and I, with help, get several transplants into the hoop house. Now we watch temperatures to ensure some of these plants won't freeze when the overnight temperatures drop.