Oh! Jolly! This the LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY! YIPPEE!!
Terry and I have been working on the corn combine…little repairs here and there. Yes, I help, invariably we come into the house with cuts and bruises, but it’s getting finished. Ready for next years harvest. As I write this he is putting in the last couple of bolts.
Saturday afternoon he started on repairing the heater in the grain truck. It’s very cold sitting down at the elevator withOUT a heater.
“Are you sure?” I asked. Worry in my voice and concern on my face.
“I’m sure. There are still things I want to do on the place, stuff I want to improve on, things that need my attention.” he replied with a huge smile.
“Only stuff I will do, not someone else.”
I need to tear up the old alfalfa field and reseed a new field, take the dirt ditch and turn it into a cement ditch….fix fences so Hank’s cows can come again—if it’s rented out Hank has to take his cows someplace else.
“I really can’t see myself sitting around.”
“But you won’t sit around, you have tons of projects you want to work on, not related to farming.”
” I know. I truly think I have dirt for blood.”
So there you have it! We begin again. At least for one more year. As long the body and mind can keep going. We will keep farming on this farm created many years ago by Terry’s grandfather (purchased by us), until time demands stopping.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,