Wow. The mountains of the Colorado Front Range got a fresh coat of snow last night. Looks like it extends below timberline.   The winter wheat harvest will happen in a few weeks.  By mid-July we will be into the monsoon season here.  That is when pacific moisture brings a bit of rain and moderates temperatures for a few weeks. By August it’s hot and dry like everywhere else.

I had the occasion to go to a barbeque at the farm of a local Coors barley farmer saturday evening.  He has been featured in numerous Coors ads on TV, in part because his family has been growing Coors barley for 52 years, but also because he provides a very striking persona for television.  From the collectors items on display, he is very much an admirer of John Wayne and John Deere.