I found one nice lake up in Carson Nat'l Forest last year. All excited, loaded up the dogs, drove an hour and a half to get there........ covered with toxic blue-green algae:( I agree, with the acequia system we have here, there should be plenty of pond building. But people either don't want them or are not the land owners. I know one guy here on RTF that had a GREAT hunting season up near Navajo dam. So there are ducks aplenty, just no water that's not rolling by at 5 knots! And oh yeah, don't forget Alamosa Wildlife Management area. Fantastic water! Lots of it! No Training allowed! Maybe if a native Coloradan talked to someone there, but they weren't interested in talking to any yahoos from New Mexico!
[QUOTE=Marvin S;1083707]You know these things for a fact, JD? If so, I would like to be enlightened :).
No, marvin. My post like yours and others are opinions, and opinions only. I would like to imagine that all posts reflected the Truth, (capital T) you know like universal, all-knowing Truths. Unfortunately, the truths we speak of and recognize are the small truths (small t) that we want to believe..
Enlightenment is probably best practiced as self-enlightenment, much as self-delusion, which is well practiced here on PP.
I have been over every high pass in and out of Leadville. I spend a part of my summers there training at Camp Hale.
Some people have beliefs and values and principles they try to live by.
Others, not so much.
Either way, we have all traveled the roads we have traveled, and no 2 are alike.
Creating the "diversity" in opinions we have here.
See ya a little further on down the road!
Jdogger, there's that sense of humor sneaking out again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or in your case that sense of enlightenment!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It boils down to knowing your farmer & having a good idea of their practices. BTW how's the peanuts in NM these days?
I do take umbrage with your disdain for Farmers Markets. For the last 4 years every Saturday except when the family reunions happen I have participated as a vendor for my son's cheese. Nice people & the majority of the farmers are also down to earth folks. They work very hard. Have you ever worked as hard as a farmer?
If you have a concern about what you eat, read the FDA regulations on allowable additives in your food, might make you read the labels at the store. Or grow your own!
Sorry Marvin, my reply was a little confusing. I wasn't talking about the gmo's taking the miners down, but the mining itself! As far as the GMO's go, my biggest beef is the patenting of seed and terminator seed by Monsanto. I believe the jury is still out on the health effects of modified foods. Let's see what happens down the road as more and more people are becoming intolerant of wheat and corn? I LOVE farmers' markets and rely on them. Of course there are people and businesses there that are not into local, just trying another retail outlet. But check around and it becomes pretty clear who is excited about their meats and produce!