Racing Against Time—Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I am sorry about not being able to post yesterday…the internet was down.  Sure was frustrating!

Anyway, it’s back up today, for which I rejoice greatly!

Time-!We are racing madly here.  Everything came together all at once—the pinto beans needed watered, the corn needed fertilized and cultivated, and needs water —the hay needs hauled in from the last field, and the water sat on it.  (Not to mention weeding in my yard –two more huge beds to go—helping a tad down at the other house…clipping hedges and other yard work–ironing and straightening up my house, mundane things but necessary.)

Time-2The days are just not long enough 🙂  🙂

Although, we get up at 4:15 and then finish around 10 at night, there always seems to be something more needing done.

Time-4Don’t read bad into this              ——————          I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!!

We hauled hay until too dark…Boomer and I picked up the loose bales and broken bales and Terry hauled in the loads.

time-3.jpgIt was miserable hot yesterday…my car said it was 111*f (43.89c) when I ran to buy groceries for the month.  That’s HOT!

Around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. it looked like a hail or rain storm broke over Peach Valley.  It was just too hot not to develop some sort of activity in the heavens.

Today we are still in the same race…although, we are gaining on the pinto beans (the beans are up!  YAY!) with the water, the small corn field is wet, and cross all fingers, Terry will get the big corn field fertilized and cultivated today-then we start water on it tonight).

Two more days of hauling hay and that will be over.  Then, if it rains, all is well.

Although, we are busy; it’s a good busy!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


35 thoughts on “Racing Against Time—Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  1. HI LInda and Terry and Boomer…love that PINK SKY that would make all the work worthwhile for sure. I know how you feel with time as we ran a family resort 55 Ely…..up at five, bed at???? never…so it is and I would not trade that experience for anything in the world either…though at the time UGH!!! ha ha ha so enjoy it and Boomer is the Prize in it all. Love to you three—Merri

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  2. There’s something irreplaceable about working so hard for so many hours – tiredness and soreness 🙂

    Although I thoroughly enjoyed my career in health care, I frequently would have to stop what I was doing and embark on a daydream, just to separate myself from the endless stress of managing hospital department personnel and the super high-speed/stressful atmosphere of constantly working in an industry which, at the very basic level, is noting but managing crisis. No one goes to a hospital to say hello; they’re always in crisis when they’re there. And that crisis has an inescapable way of transferring its stress through employees and up the chain of command to there very top.

    And; the one thing I invariably found myself daydreaming about was my beloved days as a framing carpenter throughout high school. At the end of that daydream, I always had the same nagging question; “why did I not stay with that?”

    Beautiful sky. Seems to match the sense of wonder and fulfillment I bet you feel at the end of the day.

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    • Terry says this is the LAST year…I have to keep reminding him, as he keeps saying, ‘next year’…and I say …no you are retiring next year. Then he says…oh, yes! That is right!


  3. There is not one minute of the day that is not important for people
    on the land to waste when especially if you are a crop farmer, and more
    so in your case as you are multi-cropping!!!!
    That 43.89c. temperature and being the dry heat is bloody hot.
    It is no wonder you and Terry go sit on that hilltop area of the farm
    and stare at the heavens at night – I should think most comforting
    surveying in the gloom of the Colorado nights the day’s activities.
    I do wonder how you have time to post 6 times a week, so for
    God’s sake don’t apologise.
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    7.00 am Thursday 25th: Looks like today will be brilliant – warm
    and sunny in winter.

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  4. Thought of you last night…the weatherman predicted a huge storm, tornado watch, etc. We ended up missing the storm, just a quick burst of wind and rain, but afterward the sky turned the most eery yellow color for about 15 minutes. Everyone was standing outside looking up at the sky and I figured you would probably know what it meant! 🙂

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  5. Oh my goodness – 4:15! I could never cut it as a country girl! I’m soft and weak! lol. That just sounds hard and exhausting. But then, maybe you’d find my day (mostly spent in front of the computer) a whole different kind of tiring. It’s good that folks find the spots that make them happy. Beautiful pictures!

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  6. MissC in the Kitchen Garden has had the same problem. with internet…ah well you must accept these little trifles once in a while….you are all having a bit of rough weather over there, gum boots on and shoulders to the wheel…. will win cos you always do xxxxx

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