Grist for the Mill Summer 2017
This issue is one of my favorites of our tributes to summer!
In the Rockies, the season is short—June, July, August—typically the only months that we can reasonably rest assured there will be no snow—although I do remember it snowing on the evening of the Fourth of July in, I believe, 1987 … fireworks were canceled … due to snow.
Therefore, Coloradans—hikers and bikers, farmers and gardeners, children and adults, dogs and bears—are experts on how to pack as much as is humanly possible (yes, even the animals) into the extremely short season. We’re determined to enjoy every last minute of each sun-soaked, socks-and-sweaterless day.
Fittingly, in the spirit of summer, this issue is jam-packed with stories that exude energy and excitement for the abundance of food produced during this brief time of year—from harvesting crops to foraging wild berries, and from saving bees to saving seeds. Savor the season!