First Lambs of the Season at SkyPilot Farm

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It’s that time of year again.  The babies are starting to arrive at SkyPilot Farm in Longmont.  So far this year, they’ve had 10 lambs with a lot more coming over the next few months.

Photography and Story by Al Milligan.

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

SkyPilot Farm is owned by Craig Scariot and Chloe Johnson, and they got started in 2015.

“A few years ago we didn’t have a farm. We didn’t know whether you really needed a rooster to get eggs or not. We certainly didn’t know how to shear sheep. We lived in a loft, which we hated. At some point during our one-millionth trek up four flights of stairs to take our dog out to play, we realized that where we were wasn’t really where we wanted to be. We longed for the open spaces we had enjoyed as children in rural America, and for more space to play fetch with our Australian Shepherd, Charlie,” they explained.

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

“Where we ended-up next was more space than Charlie really needed, so we bought a couple backyard chickens. And then we bought a goat because he seemed nice, and then we got another because goats need friends, and then we figured that since we already had goats, it couldn’t hurt to have sheep, too. Pretty soon we had 30 chickens, 24 sheep, 4 dogs, a couple barn cats and a 128 Sq. ft. organic garden. And then we decided what we really needed was a farm.

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

“SkyPilot Farm & Creamery was previously the Haas Family Farm. The Hass family owned this farm for over 100 years. It was placed under a conservation easement in 1977 to preserve our local farmland. We are proud to carry on this tradition as the new owners and to provide our neighbors and local community, with healthier, safer and better tasting food.”

Start of lambing season at Sky Pilot Farms in Longmont, CO, USA

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Longmont Represented at Women’s March in Denver

During the presidential campaign of 2016 Donald Trump promised that he would unite the people of the United States. On Saturday, January 21st, that promise came true. He united not only the U.S. but the rest of the world, to stand together in a unifying global Women’s March to support human rights.

A group e traveled by bus from Longmont to The Women’s March on Denver to be part of that global proclamation that violation of anyone’s human rights will not be tolerated.

The Women’s March was an effort to send a message of peace, love, and unity to all that would listen. In Denver, it’s estimated that over 100,000 people participated in the peaceful march. WomensMarch.com estimates that over four million women, children, and men took part in peaceful marches across all 7 continents.

The marches in the U.S. were part of a global change that began yesterday. Some are calling it the start of a revolution but everyone is saying that it’s time for people to join together and fight for human rights for everyone.

Women, men, children, immigrants, Native Americans, Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and members of the LGBT community, and people of all ages and classes came together peacefully and loudly stating that they’ve had enough — they’re going to fight for everyone’s human rights.

Story by Denise Milligan.

Photography by Al Milligan.

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