While most of Colorado is getting snow and still skiing, Western Colorado is having spring!! I have had my crocus bloom and now I have daffodils and Hyacinths blooming. This time of year is
Dated: February 23 2021
Well this week has been a little bit crazy, weather wise in the rest of the country. Texas is having major freezing issues along with no water and power. Back east they are getting a ton of snow, which we could use a bit of. Here in Grand Junction our weather was amazing. This time of year is very important for all of our fruit growers. If we get too warm and early growth starts we risk getting a freeze and losing some of our crops. There is so much growing going on in our little valley. We grow grapes, and them make wine out of them, peaches, apples, cherries, apricots, pears and apples. Summer is usually full of farmers markets and festivals and we get to eat all of the yummy stuff.
This last statement about usually having festivals and farmers markets bring to the unpleasant discussion about COVID. I really believe our community has done very well with dealing with the virus. Our kids are in school, it looks a bit different, but they are doing at least some in person learning and have been for a while. Our restaurants have been open for the most part, with a 5-star rating program from the health department. They do have capacity limits (50%) but it is better than take out only. The health department is saying that there is some possibility of us having some of our festivals return, with reduced numbers and more spacing of course. If our numbers stay low, we have some hope of getting back to normal.
The visit Grand Junction site on Facebook is a great place to start if you have never been here, https://www.facebook.com/VisitGrandJunction. If you come to visit and decide to stay I would love to help you find a home.