In many ways I haven’t actually “moved” to Pueblo. Perhaps because out of all the places I have lived Elbert county was the first place that ever felt like home to us. Slowly, slowly I am moving to Pueblo. We have been here nine months now. I changed my bank last week. I do my shopping here now. I go to Elizabeth to work my shop just once a week. I work from home and am rewarded with many new customers that seek me out here. I still greatly love my old town and I pine for the country but I am gradually moving here. The garden is helping me do so.
I am not sure that I could go back to gardening at 6500 feet. Yesterday two more overflowing baskets of produce came into the kitchen. It is late October and the gardens in Elbert county have been sleeping for awhile now. In my gardens there is more…more vegetables to be harvested, another month’s worth at least. I am astounded and thrilled at the farming conditions in this valley. The soil that has not even been amended has produced the most flavorful and prolific crops I have ever grown. I am smitten. The weather here is heavenly.
I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished on this little homestead in just nine months time. It will be beautiful seeing what it all looks like as months turn to years and years turn to decades.
This is also the first time in two decades that we have a mailbox in front of our house. If you would like to exchange letters you can write me at Mrs. Katie Sanders, 1901 Brown Ave, Pueblo, 81004.