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Friday, September 2, 2011
Update to Down the Country Road
I didn't do a very good job of explaining in my last post the situation with the farms in our area and the irrigation water. As I wrote, a Denver suburb came to Northern Colorado and purchased farm land along with the water rights to each farm. The city's plan was pipe the water some 70 miles, rendering the farm ground usless; however, building a pipeline was much too expensive. Today the farms houses are leased out to renters and the farm ground is leased to local farmers who didn't sell to the city and who are still in business. Since the city didn't build its pipeline, the water is still attached to the farms, thus keeping those farms productive. Why would famers have sold their farms? Hard times; simply hard times.