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

Fearless Faith

Waiting for the right opening

On the isolated plains of Eastern Colorado are found homestead windbreaks, shelterbelts that protect property in high winds, reduce erosion, and drop snow in the form of moisture granting drifts. Two inches of wind-driven snow can do wonders for the soil profile inside a windbreak. Wildlife also depends on the windbreaks to support links in the food chain including rabbits, kangaroo rats, gophers, snakes, owls and other raptors such as the red-tailed hawks and an occasional brown or bald eagle. Songbirds of various kinds are encouraged by diverse plantings, as well as a wide variety of pollina...

 

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