What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

A history lesion

Folks like us who make a big part of their living off the land develop an appreciation not only for how it serves us but also for those who took care of it before we came along.

As a student, I will admit, history was not my favorite class. In fact it ranked pretty close to the bottom of the list. I only passed Colorado history at Cache LaPoudre high school in LaPorte because the teacher was the football coach and needed me to stay eligible. A side benefit of a small school that needed a 138 pound running back. Real small school.

In spite of my efforts not to grow old, the world has kept me ar...


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