The Wind Tugs, Then Stops, and the Air Becomes Calm —Sunday, May 16, 2021

See the male in the background and the female in the forefront?

In the cool morning light, I often see my little male pheasant who has claimed the Upper End

And at least one of his ‘girls’

I see him often in the cool of the early morning light

Followed by two hens.  Sometimes only one, but most of the time two.

BUT, in the delightful sinking of the sun,

as we turned up to the largest Alfalfa field, I saw ANOTHER male rooster. 

Then over by the little creek, which runs through the farm, there was One More!

Finally, the last one I saw was guarding his territory by the little alfalfa field!

Four male pheasants, in four different areas of the farm….all protecting ‘their spot’.

What a beautiful, shimmering, abundant world we live in!

We are so blessed.  Thank you to each and every person who reads this; for your prayers and hugs and well-wishes.

From my heart to your world,


A Good Sign — Friday, May 14, 2021

After a visit to our family Doctor, where some thyroid medication prescribed and now started

And a ‘you are going to be fine from now on out’ from the operating Dr.

Terry (although very weak) said:  “Enough of this.”

He went out, hooked up the Mormon Creaser, and made a round in the newly planted field.

Every little bit of “desire”, “determination”, and “will”  helps propel heal and healing forward.

Thank you, each and every one of you, for your thoughts and prayers.  They have worked and are still working.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Down a Crooked Road — Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Things are still dark and miserable.

I want to thank you, each and everyone for your comments, your emails, and your cards.

Please don’t be upset with me if I don’t get you answered back.  I am reading everything, but on my phone, and I find it hard to type on such little keys.

Terry is still not doing well.  Scary times.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Memory of Winter’s Chill —- Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Sunday night a huge wind/potential rainstorm came rolling into our area.

Monday the sky was heavy with low clouds and the air sharp enough to make a person think of January.

The weather people said rain, but (right here) we didn’t see any.

Just smothering dust.

Hopefully, we will start to warm up again.  I’m ready for the winter and it’s chill to just be a memory.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Corner Turned — Monday, May 10, 2021

It’s been intense the last several days


But, after four trips to the Emergency Room,

A three day stay in the hospital

Lots and lots of tests

Finally, the last Doctor called for the right test

The surgeon arrived—the pain conquered.

We are now home.

Healing is the next step.


Both of us.

The stress level is gone, the despair pulling both of us into an abyss of worry and fear—over!

Thank heavens!

After all the farm, the yard, and my life…all run on Terry. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



No More Rippling in the Wind — Monday, May 3, 2021

I looked out the kitchen window and saw…

My clothesline has fallen over!

It’s supposed to look like this

Now it looks like this

I ran out and got my bedspread and gave a good look at the base of the pole.

Rotted off.

Oh.  Well, it can be fixed.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


To My Surprise — Thursday, April 29, 2021

On a wee walk-about with Mindy…she was more intent on staying ahead of me than seeing that cute little bird.

(Which I was very grateful for. 🙂 )

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,