Feather-Light Brushes of Daily Life—November 13, 2017

Sunlight and shadow fill the late autumn skies

The days are still soft, warm enough I can let the wood stove go out by three o’clock and the house stays warm until early morning the next day. That winter-cold which slowly seeps into the land is late coming this year.

The relief at not having to fill the grain bins, then unload the grain bins has been palpable.  There is always loss at putting the corn in the bin, taking the corn out and the amount of labor eats up any profit. (although WE are the labor)

 The days are now filled with fixing fences, or checking fences, or making sure the fences are still up….

Sadly this is hunting season…and always, always we have people who cross over the posted fences to go hunting on our land.  If they can’t climb the fence, they WILL cut the fence.

It’s rather disgusting the wanton destruction of property. Sigh!

But, oh well, that is just part of living on our farm. All a person can do is take it in stride–

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,







26 thoughts on “Feather-Light Brushes of Daily Life—November 13, 2017

  1. Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder about taking things in stride.
    I hope you all will relax and rest some this winter. We all need to slow down and take care of ourselves sometimes. Treat yourselves to some fun things. You have earned it, and you will last longer.


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  2. I’m disgusted at how selfish the hunters are. Nothing must stand in the way of their pleasure… I’d be posting signs to say the land was mined, with a few harmless flash/bangs set to go off if the fence was cut. But then, I’m Mrs Grumpy about property invasion and wanton damage 😉

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    • We run them off if we see them, you would be surprised at all the lies they say like: the property owner said they could be there, the owner of the property gave them permission, some even produce private land tags with our name and address printed on them. You should see the look on their faces when they figure out…OOOOPS! They ARE talking to the land owner!!! 🙂

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  3. Take things in stride… I am not real good at that, but I’ll try. As we’ve talked before, I’ll never understand people who think it’s OK to go onto others’ property… Especially cut their fence…. ?
    Don’t get to restless! Enjoy this extended fall…

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