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Up the Frying Pan in winter

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As food trucks rear out from hibernation to sell us late-afternoon sandwiches and squirrels flitter from branch to branch, reaching out to steal those sandwiches, we know it must be spring.

The mountains, the books, a place of rest and reading: A Colorado couple’s quest to create a land library

Under an enormous sky, the mountains around South Park meld into high prairie. At night, a darkness that eludes the city descends on a collection of weathered ranch buildings.

Step by step, the old horse barn, the bunkhouse and main house — once dusty and fallow — are being repaired and cleaned out in preparation for their next chapter. In an unexpected twist in the ranch’s story, this place will house books with intimate ties to the land.

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