GREETINGS LHA MEMBERS,
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The pigs are back! If you haven’t been to the Ranch, plan a visit to meet these latest additions to our animal family. The Living History Association supports the care and feeding of the animals through your generous support and donations all year long. Much happens to care for these ranch animals every day including a farrier who maintains the hooves of the ranch horses, the sheep are sheared, the chickens are well fed and the pigs grow big all summer. I thank you for your continued financial support for historic farm education.
SUMMER EVENTS HAVE RETURNED
As I write this letter, we are just a days out from the first large event to be held in over 18 months: the Beards, Bonnets and Brews in celebration of the City of Colorado Springs’ 150th anniversary. It is an honor for the Ranch to be selected as a key venue by the City for this milestone! With the recent rains, it is wonderful to see all the springs flowing again and a nice volume of water descending Camp Creek. The Ranch is looking beautifully green as we transition to summer with a full living history program.
GARDEN PARTIES ON ORCHARD HOUSE LAWN
All new this summer the Ranch is offering garden luncheon teas at the Orchard House every Friday. See Events on page 6 for details and reservation information. What a wonderful way to support the Ranch and enjoy one of its treasures in full Edwardian style.
We have made great strides and completed the implementation of a data software program that will assist us in keeping the membership better informed. If you have yet to renew a lapsed membership, please use the renewal form in this newsletter. You are a major player in the success of the Living History Association.
I hope to meet many of you this summer as we return to
a “normal” schedule of activity!