Watching Very Hard—-Monday, June 19, 2017

For two days and two nights we got to have our youngest granddaughter.

She is amazing help.

Always willing to do something; whatever we are doing.  Always asking:  “is there anything I can do to help you—or can I help you Grandpa”?

She goes with us braving the mosquitoes and deer fly, plus those nasty biting little horse flies.

Taking her little red shovel— helping move the water down the rows– making that big warm farmer’s heart in her grandpa swell with pride.

Jumping carefully over the just sprouting pinto beans, we hear her laughing delightedly.

Then just before the dark closes  in completely she and grandpa would go for a fast, breath-catching four-wheeler ride, me following along behind….way behind so Boomer and I didn’t eat dust.  Clear to the Rocky Point, then home again.

Today we are back to just ‘ourselves’ and our normal routines.

For a little while, we were young once more filling our days with work and play that only a 9 year can bring.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


27 thoughts on “Watching Very Hard—-Monday, June 19, 2017

  1. I love this. What a darling, strong, fantastic girl she is. I love the idea of a girl growing close to the land like that. I wish mine could. I also loved, Linda, your post about your father. It was very beautiful. Thank you for sharing these stories and feelings from the heart.

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    • Thank you, Charlotte! I love how your daughters are growing up with so many wonderful experiences…daily life in Milan, summers in France and then vacation’s in the American south. When I was a child I would have LOVED that life!


  2. Your love & respect for you family is palpable. So too for your farm.
    I want to share that my Brown pinto beans have sprouted. I’m so excited: I love watching my plants go thru their life cycles. Sandy

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  3. You are very fortunate to have such helpful grandchildren
    The parents are to be highly commended.
    PS: The Sun – yes the sun in the sky! – it is out today.
    Terrigal lives again up to its fame – sun, surf and sand!

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