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Ag Journal Online - La Junta, CO
  • Delbert Jones' annual tribute to old time farming planned for March 14-16

  • Delbert "Doc" Jones invites everyone interested in seeing old-time farm skills, plow horses, wagons, fancy buggies, blacksmithing and pickin' and grinnin' is invited out to his North La Junta farm place, starting Friday, March 14 and going on through Sunday morning, with a church service at 8 a.m.
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  • Delbert "Doc" Jones invites everyone interested in seeing old-time farm skills, plow horses, wagons, fancy buggies, blacksmithing and pickin' and grinnin' is invited out to his North La Junta farm place, starting Friday, March 14 and going on through Sunday morning, with a church service at 8 a.m. "Of course some will come sooner, and that's all right," said Jones. There is no charge, but "If you expect to eat, bring something to share," said Jones. Same as always.
    The big shindig is Saturday night, with top cowboy singers from the area pickin' and grinnin'. That is the night of the pot luck supper. The blacksmith is at work throughout the affair. Wagon rides are free for the asking, and some of the best-looking horses from all over the area are pulling plows across the land that will be planted later.
    Last year Phyllis Kelley got to stay in the bunkhouse with her grandchildren, which she said was quite an experience. "Looks like the bunkhouse is full this year," said Jones, so a person won't expect to find lodging there. Y'all come, but you will need to stay in town overnight if you are coming from far away.
    Directions: Go north on Highway 109 from La Junta. Turn left at the ditch road on the south side of Fort Lyon Canal in North La Junta. Follow the road and the signs. Don't be scared, but drive carefully. You will be surprised how many people from Colorado Springs, Denver, Cheyenne Wells, and most anywhere else you will find there.

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