Tuesday's Full

We woke up and headed out to Steve's farm, an acreage crammed in between a bunch of housing developments, that somehow manages to feel rural once you've driven to the back past the house and handcrafted sign.
We had a significantly shorter window of time than normal, and Steve helped us out by being ready to shoot right when we got there. It was relatively cold, in the 20s, but not as cold as the Saturday at Jacob Springs Farm. A large empty frame of a greenhouse stood on the edge of a field covered in snow. There was something beautiful about the empty frame, inviting thoughts of what vegetables may fill it. 
Pulled out a ladder and starting drilling aluminum strips through steel, with the cold slowing his hands, the more time exposed to the air, the less functional they became. Andy battled similar conditions as he filmed, occasionally blowing into his hands to keep going. 
3 five gallon buckets flipped over, we started the interview, where Steve spoke powerfully about how he believes that he is wealthy, despite not having much money. He echoed Andre, talking about the importance of community in growing a successful farm, and a successful regional network of farms. 
We drove East to Limon, a small town kept afloat by a prison, the fact that it is off a major interstate, as well as with a strong agricultural heritage. Cody Weber, a young FFA AgEd instructor with a family farm in Western Colorado, greeted us, and arranged the chairs for the 50 or so students in attendance. We stopped the film at the end of each section and talked about the various systems of agriculture, about the loss of population in rural America, and at the promise of a revitalization. Most of the students were from agricultural background, which meant we had a respectful, engaged and passionate discussion. We thanked Cody, and headed South and West to Colorado Springs for the second time in two nights. 
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