The equinox, defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary, is “the time when the sun crosses the equator, making night and day of equal length.” It also marks the beginning of autumn.
Sears Holdings, the company that owns Sears and Kmart announced the closure of 60 stores system-wide including the Kmart in Craig, according to store manager David Ross.
Fall is my favorite time of the year, and it lasts such a short time. I love the fall colors, decorating the house, walking in the fallen leaves, the just-right temperatures and, perhaps most of all, the pumpkins.
Now that school has started, I notice the school bus as it passes by Pipi’s Pasture each morning and afternoon while I’m at the corral doing chores. The sight of the bus brings back memories of the days I rode a school bus to Craig to attend high school.
On Wednesday I was watering the backyard lawn next to Pipi’s Pasture, and during one change of the hose, a pleasant moment, I noticed the cows that were lolling around in the shade — if they could chew their cud, they would have been — the robins “talking” as they busily picked away at the nearly-ripe chokecherries, and imagining that the grass and trees saying “thank you, thank you” for the water.
The final day was a fun one at the Moffat County Fair as Saturday was full of activities both for regulars of the fair and for onlookers new to the scene.
Each year in Moffat County Fair's Catch-a-Pig contest, kids across Moffat County gather at the fairgrounds arena for their chance to catch a slippery, slimy, muddy pig that — if they’re lucky enough to pin down — they get to keep and take home.
Summertime continues in Northwest Colorado, and though the school year is coming up soon, there is still plenty of time to find activities to bring together your whole family or just gather with your fellow adults.
Meatless Monday… what kind of person would think something like that up? The same kind of people who would support Breathless Tuesday, Whistleless Wednesday or Jalapeñoless Cinco de Mayo?
The Moffat County Fair is going on right now, and I can’t help but remember those years when my siblings and I were in 4-H and exhibited our animals and other projects at the fair. Actually, my sister, Charlotte, and I are only two years apart in age so we participated in the fairs together — Darlene and Duane came along a little later. There are so many memories about the fair, but I chose three of them.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., kicked off a cross-state agriculture tour by breaking bread with the Moffat County Farm Bureau in Craig on Monday.
Life is full of surprises. Take Monday, for example. Last week I wrote about moving the cattle from the pasture we put them in at the start of summer to another pasture across the road and how interesting the move can be. The move was supposed to take place today or tomorrow, when family could come to help.
I finally collected enough first hand reports to answer the age-old question, “How do you stop a runaway mule?”
This coming weekend the cattle on summer pasture will be moved to another pasture, just across the county road from where they are now. No big deal, but the move can be, and usually is, very interesting — especially in the heat.
Rodeo, Ranch Games, children’s contests to provide plenty of fun
Each year, the agriculture community marks their calendars for the Moffat County Fair, a time when they can show off the animals that are their pride and joy, specialty projects that have taken the better part of a year or just to socialize with other farm families. But, there’s still more fun to be had at the fair no matter who you are.