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Living a simpler life

Montrose farmer enjoys what he calls ‘real entertainment’

May 28, 2011
By Mallory Bracken and Tara Mayle, Special to The Inter-Mountain , The Inter-Mountain

Scott Weaner's alarm sounds at 5:30 a.m. each day of the week. Less than an hour later, he is outside tending to his sheep, chickens and horses before getting started on his day, which could involve anything from putting up fencing, to cleaning out the chicken coop, to planting seeds and everything in between. He works nonstop until roughly 5:30 p.m. when he goes inside to begin what he describes as "the real entertainment."The Rolling Thunder Vegetable Preserve in Montrose is a largely organic farm, where Weaner grows between 50 and 60 types of vegetables, around 20 herbs and various flowers and keeps livestock. The produce from the farm is sold at farmers markets, local restaurants, and directly to customers. But for Weaner, growing his own vegetables, herbs, flowers and livestock from seed to plant and egg to chicken, is one way to be sure that the elaborate, ethnic dinners he creates contain only the purest ingredients.



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