A Spot of History—Monday, January 9, 2015

Before I move forward

cows-1.jpgThe dome building behind the cows is someone’s house.  Our farm is the edge of California Mesa, then it drops down into what the old-timers call ‘No-Man’s Land’.  No-man’s-land is the flat land just before the next drop into Roubidoux Canyon.  No-man’s-land is very poor ground, not fit for good farming back in 1882 when Delta was incorporated.  Farming was hard enough in our area, although not so bad in the town of Delta and North Delta…they had water.  Water the lifeblood of man.

CowsHere you see the edge of the mesa better.  You also see more of the flat land.

Today the flatlands have been subdivided allowing people to live ‘out in the country’.  Also, water is available, which always helps any ground improve.  I could go on and on about the history of our place, but I think I will stop here.

On a sidebar note—those gigantic transmission power lines are on the OTHER Side of Roubidoux Canyon…The blue/grey is the foot hills of the Uncompahgre Plateau, and the blue is The Uncompahgre Plateau.

I’m sure I’ve bored you long enough.  I thank you for stopping by and asking questions.  I love to go on and on about the history of this area, but…enough, really is enough!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,





24 thoughts on “A Spot of History—Monday, January 9, 2015

  1. That is definitely called the Wide Open Spaces… So gorgeous… Interesting house in that first picture… Do you know the people who live there?

    I know you are thrilled to have the cows visit again…. Soon you’ll see some calves.


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  2. It was very surprising to me, when we moved to Vallecito, just how little water there was in the ground for use, and how so many people had to cart in water to their cisterns. All that snow, and all the streams/rivers hides a big secret; Colorado is actually pretty dry. We were pretty fortunate and had a well. What a pain it must be to have to refill cisterns,


  3. Not boring at all. Always fun to get a bit of an idea what your surroundings are in perspective to the big picture. You sure can see a long way! I’m just catching up on blogs finally so off to read your previous posts. Tata.

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