On a Quiet Crisp Winter Day—Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thankfully the Canadian Geese have found our corn fields, although methinks the picking might be slim after the 196 cows in December.

Terry says he is going to disk up the cornfields soon, this will stir up the feed and knock down the stalks, which, hopefully will bring in more birds.

The day was a tad chilled, but still Boomer, Mindy and went for wee walk-about seeing what we could see, stretching our legs and filling our minds with something besides toasting by the wood stove

The Sand Hill cranes have found a lovely spot at the Upper End to rest and search among the cattails for tidbits to eat

(I didn’t let Mindy go that far with Boomer and I.  We left her at the the shed with Terry.)

This is way too far for a kitty cat to go, but not to far for a beagle and a human 🙂

We made the round trip, following the farm roads by the now dormant fields, then came back home to walk down the long lane to go get the mail.  While doing so I saw a hawk coming in for dinner.

The little bird lived another day, alerted by the camera snapping human, not even realizing the Black Horseman of the Apocalypse was about to descend into it’s little bird world.

Then home again, camera on one side, best beagle pal on the other.

(Yes I wear short and flip-flops most of the time.  It has to be REALLY cold and/or snowy for other shoes and long pants.)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




33 thoughts on “On a Quiet Crisp Winter Day—Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  1. Love seeing your pictures of the Canada geese and Sand hill cranes! We have both flying over head, but do not land in my cornstalks. Flip flops and shorts!!! I was out this morning bundled to my ears just to walk out to my new house going up and dern-near froze!! I don’t handle the cold well at all anymore. Glad the little bird got away from the hawk, to go on living for another day!


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  3. I especially like the next to last picture, with the sun on the field and the mountains in the distance. It’s really beautiful! And you remind me a little of my husband…he wears shorts all winter long under his warm winter coveralls! 🙂

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  4. lol – i’ve always been amazed that you can do your farmwork in flip-flops. i would have smashed or bloodied soooo many toenails or toes either bumping things or dropping things. and i’m a wimp about the cold – yesterday it got up to 25, and i was still in 2 pairs of socks and my age-old leg warmers.–suz in ohio

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  5. hello boomer its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow luk at all those wide open spayses for wawking!!! we hav not got those heer in the mithikal sitty of oshunside!!! mindy luks like a littel bobcat wen she is owt wawking with yoo!!! and that is wun lukky bird their those hawks do not fool arownd wen it is dinner time!!! ok bye

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