FARMERS: Delta's 22

Colorado's mile-high Delta County should have been a good place to live and farm last week. Through the warm days ranchers sheared their sheep, branded their new calves. Lambs tried out their wobbly legs in the meadows; over the broad fields men & women planted potatoes and beets. The big irrigation pipes spilled cold mountain water into the ditches to course slowly through pear and peach orchards. Even after the sunset had flared red over Uncompahgre Plateau and the chill night wind swept down from the peaks, plowmen worked in the dark...

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