Dwellers of the Land—Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”  — Rachel Carson

Farming-StartsToday Terry is plowing…he has the corn fields disked (twice, working until late in the night)— today he plows.  We both were stumped whether or not to plow…the weather people say there is a 40% chance of rain moving into our area tomorrow.

Forty percent is a pretty good chance that we will get it right here!  Plowed earth is like a sponge…after much pondering (the kind that keeps you up at night) he decided to go ahead and plow.  I guess we will see if that was a good decision or not come Wednesday morning. 🙂

I worked on cleaning the house yesterday and then in my yard.  My winter weary body is starting to get the hang of spring work, but it’s a slow process.

Tree

This afternoon Terry and I will work on the plumbing and wiring down at the other house.  Gradually, gradually everything is starting to take shape down there.

We want to have the electricity finished and the hot water heater moved before the last week in March.  The kids in Craig, Colorado, are coming for 10 days (Spring break) and want to stay in their old home.  We are SO close to being done, we just have to make the time to finish it.  I still have to paint one wall in the kitchen then that room is finished. (The the yard work down there starts, but  I will think about that later.)

I saw a butterfly yesterday!  It was a joy to see.  Also, the honey bees were out and about, not to mention the nasty house flies.  The house flies are still a little clingy and slow moving.

Spring is arriving!  YAY!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,

Linda

 

 

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23 thoughts on “Dwellers of the Land—Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  1. Look at your weather Map on Underground Weather and its 30% 9pm 40% at 12mid and 50% at 3am…then it drops to 0% at 6am..That % is a chance somewhere in the Zip code for Delta.
    Wednesday
    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the 60s.
    » ZIP Code Detail nt_chancerain
    Wednesday Night
    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the 30s.
    partlysunny
    Thursday
    Partly sunny. Highs 55 to 65.
    » ZIP Code Detail

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  2. We have a little wet snow this morning. And maybe some rain later on. Yesterday I saw a large flock of blue birds! You are a little ahead of us with the farming and the watering. But spring is on it’s way!! There are leaf buds on the lilacs!

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    • It depends on the type of soil…ours has a lot of clay in it. Too much rain will soak into the plowed clods, then when it dries out it will be hard dry clumps that will not be knocked down into soft malleable soil. Seeds can’t grow in hard clumps of dirt, they need a soft malleable bed to get a foothold. Thanks for the question…questions are always a good thing. That’s how we all learn.

      I like learning from questions much better than the school of hard knocks!

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  3. I also thought that Spring was coming but this morning the sun is out but it is bitterly cold. I sit here with my gloves on…..but it is on its way..it just got to you first!
    Your body must be really strong…the other day I had to walk a distance and back home again..talk about aching..I did not know which part of me ached the most. My corns and chilblains on my feet did nothing to help, my back ached and my shoulders…and they say exercise is good for you..maybe not at 76…. Have a great day and get lots done…love P xxxx

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  4. I drove by a nearby farmer’s field the other day and marveled at the beautiful green crop. Made my day! Our hill is a muddy mess right now, so I am hoping the sun will come out and dry it up a little.

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  5. Beautiful quote at the top Linda. I hope you made the right choice with the ploughing. I’m a bit behind after a few days off line.

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