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Old 07-26-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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DurangoJoe wrote: We had excellent sweet corn in PA last year from a local farm less than a mile from our house. $2/dozen.

PA sweet corn brings back some great memories. @ $2 a dozen it's gone up in price. Last time I bought PA sweet corn was in the mid '90s. I think I paid 50 cents a dozen or maybe 75 cents, but I know it was less than a buck, and those PA farmers always threw in an extra ear for the price of a dozen....the so-called bakers dozen. Gotta say that Olathe sweet corn is right up there with PA sweet corn, as it well should be, considering the price. All that irrigation drives up the production cost, whereas the PA farmers just let it rain, and cross their fingers that the deer don't eat too much of it.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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After a rainstorm this evening:

That rainbow photo is amazing!
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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DurangoJoe wrote: We had excellent sweet corn in PA last year from a local farm less than a mile from our house. $2/dozen.

PA sweet corn brings back some great memories. @ $2 a dozen it's gone up in price. Last time I bought PA sweet corn was in the mid '90s. I think I paid 50 cents a dozen or maybe 75 cents, but I know it was less than a buck, and those PA farmers always threw in an extra ear for the price of a dozen....the so-called bakers dozen. Gotta say that Olathe sweet corn is right up there with PA sweet corn, as it well should be, considering the price. All that irrigation drives up the production cost, whereas the PA farmers just let it rain, and cross their fingers that the deer don't eat too much of it.
I would agree that the Olathe sweet corn I've had so far this season is right up there with PA sweet corn.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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That rainbow photo is amazing!

Thank you it was really pretty after the rain, wish I could have really captured the colors.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Spent Saturday in Delta working on a relatives yard. 100 degrees and very humid. Finally got back to Ridgway in the evening, 60 degrees and rain. This Sunday morning it's in the upper 50's and light rain.

Traffic on 550 was absolutely insane Saturday. When do the tourists go home?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Traffic on 550 was absolutely insane Saturday. When do the tourists go home?
After labor day for the most part. That is when we do most of our camping, plus fall is the best time of year here in my opinion!
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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jim9251 wrote: Traffic on 550 was absolutely insane Saturday. When do the tourists go home?

If you want to get away from the tourists and have the road mostly to yourself, take a drive on US 50 thru Nevada. On my recent drive, most of the time there were no cars visible in the oncoming lane, nor could I see any vehicles in my rear view mirror. US 50 across Nevada is one of the most pleasant drives I've ever done. Beautiful scenery too, mostly high desert and frequent low mountain passes.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Went up to Silverton for a bit yesterday but didn't even get out of the car. The town was jam packed with tourists and both of the morning D&SNG trains had arrived and deposited all of the passengers in town. Good for the local merchants.... not so much for us.

Instead, we drive a few miles south to visit relatives at the Molas lake campgrounds. Spent a few hours in the cool rainy weather under their canopy and enjoyed some wild elk/venison burgers for dinner. It dropped to 48 while we were on the way back to Durango afterward. When we arrived back in Durango, it was 75 & sunny. Amazing what a difference 4000' of altitude makes. The campground sits at 10,600'.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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But if I drove ALL THE WAY to Nevada, I would be a tourist. And someone would complain about me.

Anyway, .65" of rain in Ridgway since 8am (it's 2:25pm now), and still raining. 58 degrees outside. I read where the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August are the worst as far as traffic.

OH and the Olathe Sweet sweet corn festival is back on for Saturday August 2nd.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Really enjoying this rain and cooler air here. Sunday evening I had to put a windbreaker on, the breeze was downright chilly. Hopefully the heat wave has been broken. I'm looking forward to fall.

This Saturday, August 10th is the Ridgway arts and crafts show in the town park. If you're close by your really should see this, lots of cool stuff. Bring money.
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