Time Travel in Longmont

It’s true.  You can go back and experience the 1940s and 1950s and times before that, too.  At the Longmont Museum they have a permanent display that take you back to life in rural Boulder County in those days.

Photography by Kenneth Wajda.

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First Lambs of the Season at SkyPilot Farm

I Am Longmont Business | SkyPilot Farm | 10384 Airport Rd., Longmont | 970.581.0647

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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A Photo Visit to the Historic Hover Farm

Out behind the Hoverhome at 1303 Hover Rd in Longmont is the preserved historic Hover Farm. The farm was originally built in 1893 by George Beckwith but was bought in 1902 by Charles Hover. Charles Hover was not only a community leader but was also one of driving forces in Longmont agriculture in the early to mid-1900’s.

The farm is a historic reminder of Longmont’s rich agricultural heritage. 

The farm as well as the Hoverhome are owned and operated by the St. Vrain Historical Society and is used as an event center.

Information on the farm is courtesy of the St. Vrain Historic Society.

Photography by Al Milligan.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

The historic Hover Farm in Longmont Colorado.

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Super Duper Good Treasures & Fun Junk

It’s billed as the Super Duper Garage Sale, and this annual sale certainly is, as it draws hundreds of antique sellers and buyers from distances near and far.  From corner to corner, they fill the Boulder Fairgrounds Exhibit Building with great treasures. And the crowds came out in droves on Saturday to search their wares.

Photography by Kenneth Wajda.

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