The Third Cutting —Summer is Winding Down, Thursday, September 29, 2022

The third cutting is accomplished.  All three fields are now “down” drying.

Depending on the weather, the next step will be baling and hauling it in and getting it sold. (Although, some of it is already sold!  🙂  Thankfully)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Trip to Silverton, Colorado with our Car Club —- Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Our car club, the Delta Street Rodders took a fun cruise to Silverton, Colorado.

Jim and Dianna Muller lead the way 🙂

We had eight fancy collectible cars (and one truck)

Gary and Connie with their 1948 Willis Overland Jeepster

We took a wee road break just outside of Ouray, Colorado as we started up the Million Dollar highway

The Colors were OUTSTANDING!!!

Food at the Thee Pitts Again was YUMMY! 

The train had come in when we got there

What a fun job for people living close to the station

in Durango!

We ate, shopped,

and did all the tourist stuff 🙂

Then it was time to head home.

(This is Christ of the Mines in Silverton, Colorado) 

It was a perfectly wonderful day!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Can Anyone Tell What This Is?— Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Something was causing the outside light to come on, several times a night.

Thinking it was probably a stray cat, or raccoon, or even those nasty coyotes I

put a game camera out by the outside light

I’m thinking this might be a porcupine.  Although, possibly a large rabbit—-bear? (tee hee), mountain lion, Wolverine? ( 🙂 ) or?  🙂

What do you think?

Puzzled on a western Colorado farm,


And it Rained and Rained and Rained—Sunday, September 25, 2022

A regular feast of moisture

The only sound for a long long time is the whisper plop

Of raindrops

We were so desperate here for rain—this has been a true blessing.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 9, Friday, September 23, 2022


“Who?” TLC Cai- Cai asked as he lazily walked toward me.


Black Beauty,

and Kia!”

“Oh, I like Black Beauty”

TLC Cai Cai exclaimed!

“I don’t think I like ANYONE!

If Mom stays,

I will be okay— I can handle the company.



Boo Berry Betty


Bees and I Hanging in the Blue — Thursday, September 22, 2022

The only sounds in the garden are the buzzing of the winged ones

and the chirping of the birds as they migrate through

and there under this beautiful Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

A heartbeat from the earth.

Peace.  What a marvelous thing it is.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Homecoming for Delta High School— Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022, was Homecoming for Delta High School.

The car club we belong to, DeltaStreetRodders, / provided five cars for the royalty:

  1. 1948 Willis Overland Jeepster, owner, Gary TollefsonGary  carried a set of the Senior attendants

  1. 1963 Jaguar XKE, owner, Kraig Patterson

The Jaguar carried the other set of Senior attendants

  1. 1964 Corvette Stingray, owner, Terry Brown

Drove the Jr. Attendants

  1. 2003 360 Ferrari, owner, Kraig Patterson

Preston conveyed the Sophmore attendants

  1. 2011 SS Camaro, owner, Colleena Hilling

Had the freshman.

It was a fun night for everyone involved.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm 🙂

Oddly Silent —- Tuesday, September 20, 2022

This is the time of year when the earth is warmer than the air

When a lovely foggy mist rises up from the land

Surrounding us in silent glory

The whole earth is blessed in this single moment of silence.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The New Alfalfa Field— Monday, September 19, 2022

This is the new alfalfa field.  The baby plants are looking GOOD!  This field will NOT be harvested this year.  The protein in brand-new plants is very high and can damage and even kill animals.  Once a killing freeze comes along then all alfalfa is safe for animals to eat.

Next year.  One field is plowed under and a new one is seeded to produce the following year.

One field lasts about three, maybe five years depending on the type of seed and weather and water and weeds.

We Do Not use Round-Up ready alfalfa so our crop is managed the old-fashioned way.

Rotation is the key to good farming and strong crops.  Terry rotates all his crops, it’s healthy for the soil and for the crop itself.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,