It’s Colorado Mead, Honey!!!

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Actually… it is both! Colorado Mead AND Colorado Honey.

My article with photography about Honnibrook Craft Meadery (in Castle Rock, CO) using premium Colorado honey from Lockhart Honey Farms for award winning success is now posted on The Fence Post magazine’s website.

https://www.thefencepost.com/news/its-colorado-mead-honey/

DJ Kurtz (foreground) and Michael Fagan, co-owners of Honnibrook Craft Meadery in Castle Rock, CO, discuss their mead making process while premium monofloral Colorado honey from Lockhart Honey Farms flows from a 55-gallon drum into a tank that will blend the honey, water, yeast and other nutrients as it is pumped into large vats to create a new batch of craft mead. Open since 2019, Honnibrook has picked up numerous awards for its “light and refreshing” style of mead.

I had a great time talking with Kurtz and Fagan, as well as Leo and Laura Lockhart, for the article. Many thanks to all four for their courtesy and generosity with their schedules.

And in case you were wondering… the mead is excellent!

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New Article Published Online

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My article with photos regarding the CSU Spur campus construction occurring as part of the massive National Western Center expansion and renovation in Denver, CO is published online on the website of The Fence Post magazine, and should be out in this upcoming Monday’s print edition.

You can find it here: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/csu-aims-to-spur-ag-for-all-of-colorado/

In a September 2021 photo taken from the roof of CSU Spur’s Terra building, the view takes in the nearly completed Vida building in the foreground that is scheduled to be open and ready for tours during the upcoming January 2022 National Western Stock Show. To the left of the photo is a corner of the Hydro building that is under construction and will be finished later in 2022.
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CSU Spur Construction

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I have an article submitted that should be published soon about the construction on the three buildings comprising the CSU Spur campus located on the grounds of the National Western Center in Denver, CO. One is the Hydro building, which will be focused on water education, research, and issues.

An exterior shot of CSU Spur’s Hydro building under construction in September 2021. According to CSU Spur spokespeople, the Hydro building has connectivity down to the river and lots of flexible programming spaces. On the right side of the building is the start of what will be a signature circular staircase that is symbolic of a river eddy.

Another building is the Terra building, which will be focused on education, research, and issues regarding land and agriculture.

Amid the ongoing noise and activity of heavy machinery and construction, CSU Spur Director of Education Kathryn Venzor (foreground, left) describes the construction progress and purposes of the campus to a group touring the site. The building under construction in the background is the exterior of the Terra building, which will focus on land and agriculture.

The third building is the CSU Spur Vida building, which will be focused on human and animal health. Vida should be complete and ready to tour by the time the upcoming National Western Stock Show arrives in January of 2022. But that image will be a separate blog post in the future!

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Credit Where Credit is Due…

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I made an earlier post about Honnibrook Craft Meadery in Castle Rock, CO making “award winning” meads. In this day and age of hyperbole over substance, I thought it might be best to show one of their awards in a separate post.

Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2021 – All rights reserved. Lincoln Rogers must be credited if image is shared.

Honnibrook Craft Meadery co-owners Michael Fagan (left) and DJ Kurtz (right) stand proud behind their “Commercial Wine 2021 Best of Show” award earned at the 2021 Colorado State Fair. The duo’s Peach Habenero mead beat out wineries and wines from all over the state of Colorado to pick up the big win.

Kurtz and Fagan are a pair of great guys who love making mead. You can taste that passion in everything they produce. I believe the 2021 Colorado State Fair wine competition judges tasted it, as well.

I am looking forward to writing an article in the near future about Fagan and Kurtz and their use of Colorado honey to create their mead. I am just getting some additional interviews and taking a few more photos!

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CALF Gives & Receives

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I have a new story with photos published about the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s (CALF) Legend of Agriculture Dinner and fundraiser that took place at the beginning of October. Great organization and great mission.

The story and photos are on The Fence Post magazine’s website, as well as in their upcoming print edition.

Speeches and presentations were made while food was served up during the 2021 CALF Legend of Agriculture Dinner honoring Tim Lowell on Friday October 01,2021.  The food consisted of samples of CALF raised pork, along with desserts for the nearly 200 attendees of the dinner and auction fundraiser for the Castle Rock, CO agricultural organization.  Between the dinner, the auction, and a matching donation, over $100,000 was raised to support CALF's mission.
Speeches and presentations were made while food was served up during the 2021 CALF Legend of Agriculture Dinner honoring Tim Lowell on Friday October 01,2021. The food consisted of samples of CALF raised pork, along with desserts for the nearly 200 attendees of the dinner and auction fundraiser for the Castle Rock, CO agricultural organization. Between the dinner, the auction, and a matching donation, over $100,000 was raised to support CALF’s mission.

The link to the article is here: https://www.thefencepost.com/news/calf-gives-and-receives-at-legend-of-agriculture-dinner/

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All I Mead is You!

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Pun-tastic headline aside, I learned a ton about mead this weekend as I spent time with the co-owners (Michael Fagan and DJ Kurtz) of a Colorado craft meadery in the town of Castle Rock who are making a name for themselves and their fast growing business: Honnibrook Craft Meadery.

Right now, I am in the beginning stages of putting together a magazine article about Honnibrook and its use of Colorado sourced honey to create their award winning meads. Kurtz and Fagan approach making their mead differently than most producers (i.e., 6.2% alcohol vs 10+% of most meads) and their techniques are also different. Their unique craft brewer approach is paying off with awards and surprising (in a good way) growth.

DJ Kurtz and Michael Fagan, co-owners of Honnibrook Craft Meadery, stand amid the equipment used to create a new batch of mead in their craft meadery located in Castle Rock, CO. Fagan (right) is next to a 55-gallon drum of Colorado-sourced honey that is being pumped and mixed with water and other ingredients to send to the fermentation tanks in order to create their award winning mead.

Fagan and Kurtz are two really nice guys who are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about what they are doing and it shows in their product. They refuse to let anything get to the consumer that does not meet their own high approval standards for their mead. It was a lot of fun to interview them and take some photos while they were creating a new batch. I look forward to putting the article together.

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Rocky Mountain Scenery Variety

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My wife and I went to the mountains recently to check out the last of the fall color. Heading up towards Mt Evans before snow was forecast for the next day, we were able to see some of the last Aspens with brilliant color in the season.

Aspen color on the road up to Mt Evans in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2021

While the Aspen color was gorgeous, they weren’t the only scenes of beauty the Colorado mountains had to offer us. On our way up the mountain, we stopped by this peaceful river scene to admire it and take some photos.

A cascading stream flows over boulders in the serene setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Mount Evans. Image copyright Lincoln Rogers, 2021.

The variety of beauty to be found in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is just amazing. What a blessing from God. May we never take it lightly.

By the way, if you really like that Rocky Mountain forest and stream image, you can find it on my fine art gallery online — https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mountain-river-serenity-lincoln-rogers.html

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Mini Bulls!

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I had the opportunity (and good fortune) to be able to talk with a couple of great Colorado guys who have started a Mini Bull contracting operation. Best friends Duncan Cornell and Cory Hazen are good family men and Christian guys who used to bull ride and now own Bijou Buckers Mini Bulls out of Simla, CO.

My article and accompanying photography were published in The Fence Post magazine and the article is also on The Fence Post magazine’s website — https://www.thefencepost.com/news/eeny-meeny-mighty-minis/

Cory Hazen (far left) and Duncan Cornell (far right) head out on horseback with several of their children to gather their herd of Mini Bulls in order to get them ready for a September 2021 Mini Bull event in Colorado Springs the next day.

I enjoyed meeting them and talking with them while they were on the job and with their families.

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My Name on a Building!

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Okay – maybe my name won’t be front and center…

I was blessed to be able to schedule another editorial photography and interview appointment yesterday (September 10, 2021) in order to do a second story on the massive construction project on the grounds of the National Western Stock Show.

Lincoln Rogers after signing a beam at the CSU Spur construction site – September 10, 2021. Didn’t realize I was rocking the hard hat at such a jaunty angle until after the pic. 🙂

This story will focus on Colorado State University’s (CSU) presence and partnership on the site and its agricultural implications for the state of Colorado. But I also got to sign one of the construction beams that will be placed near the top of CSU’s “Hydro” building, which should be completed sometime in 2022. So I guess my name will be IN the building, rather than on it.

Pretty cool bonus after the tour, though! Now the Hydro building will always produce a smile whenever I see it in the future as that is as close as I will ever get to having my name on a building.

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Procrastination Over…

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At least most of it!

Over 15 years ago, I put in a lot of work and hours into custom building my own website. Over the years, more hours were spent trying to keep it updated. But then it started to feel… dated.

But I procrastinated in redesigning my website because I knew it would take many more hours to get it set up the way I wanted. And I procrastinated. AND procrastinated!

Well… procrastination over. I finally bit the bullet, so to speak, and did a redesign and rebuild of my www.lincolnrogers.com website. It still needs some tweaking and a LOT more photography needs to be added — I am planning on setting up a number of galleries of my past work — but the redesign makes it more current and much more simplified.

http://www.lincolnrogers.com/

Give it a visit, would you? I would love to have you drop by.

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Lincoln Rogers among the Aspen in Colorado

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