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ECAA Roundup 10/14/2022

October 15, 2022   Remembering Alan Holman Our friend and board member, Alan Holman passed away on October 5th. Alan was a founding member of the Elbert County Agricultural Alliance as well as an active Master Gardener. He was friendly, witty, cheerful, kind, and a quiet, nice guy. He always …

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ECAA Roundup 9/30/2022

September 30, 2022   Tourism Survey for Elbert County Is your business related engaged in agritourism? If so, please participate in this survey on tourism in Elbert County. The Eastern Colorado Council of Governments has received a grant to develop a tourism program for Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, and Lincoln …

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ECAA Roundup 9/23/2022

September 23, 2022 The Weedy Baker If you have a lot of overgrowth in your yard this fall, don’t despair. Make brownies instead. This article tells you how to harvest dock seeds and make a flower suitable for brownies, crackers, and other baked goodies: https://www.treehugger.com/make-flour-dock-seeds-6665794. Breakfast and a Fair Come …

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ECAA Roundup 9/16/2022

September 16, 2022 Breakfast and a Fair Come to the Homestead Fair early to enjoy a pancake breakfast while the vendors setup beginning at 7:00 a.m. then stay for the main event beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are still a few vendor spots left. To sign up go to: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/fair/. …

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ECAA Roundup 8/26/2022

August 26, 2022 Common Scents for Working Dogs On September 6th Victoria Long will be teaching a scent work class for dogs. For more information go to https://www.thewineglassranch.com. Old Time Cookbooks Go Digital The White House Cookbook was first published in 1887 and released in revised versions over the years. Cookbook …

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ECAA Roundup 8/19/2022

August 19, 2022 Fruit Fly Blues If you are tired of fruit flies in your kitchen or storage bins here is an article about how to beat the little guys: https://modernfarmer.com/2021/08/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies. Farm Auction The Strong family of Franktown is moving out of state and selling farm equipment, vehicles, tools, and …

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ECAA Roundup 8/12/2022

August 12, 2022 Have Fun and Learn with an ECAA Field Trip Join us next Saturday at Pioneer Days at Old Town Museum in Burlington where there will be demonstrations and activities in addition to the regular exhibits in this museum of buildings and Old West artifacts collected from around …

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ECAA Roundup 7/29/2022

Calculating Farm Taxes At noon on Monday, August 15th the USDA will host a free webinar on how to use their interactive tax calculator tool that is available on ruraltax.org. Adam Kantrovichm the Director of Clemson University Extension Income Tax School will lead the presentation. To register go to: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_hd7BRiO7T-2gm3jIGHzJPQ?utm_campaign=taxprep&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery. …

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ECAA Roundup 6/24/2022

June 24, 2022 Ask a Farmer We had a great time at Ask a Farmer last week. We met some new people who asked questions about everything from bees to goats. Tell your friends that we’ll be hosting Ask a Farmer again next year. Trivia What family of fruits grow …

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ECAA Roundup 6/10/2022

June 17, 2022 More on Composting! On Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. Richer Lands Compost has invited us to join them for a free tour and talk about composting. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-great-compost-at-richer-lands-composting-tickets-364240782987. Ask a Farmer On Sunday, June 19th you can join a panel of ECAA members …

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