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