In the Growing Warmth of Late Winter and Early Spring—Monday, March 18, 2018

We still have spits and spurts of winter’s blasts.  This Sunday was one of those days, it snowed, it rained and we had sleet. Today’s morning was very chill not really burning off —just as if we were still in February.

Still the works goes on…we didn’t receive enough moisture to muddy up the ground.

Since Lady can no longer have the total run of the farm, we also spent a couple of hours fixing her a spring pasture the other afternoon

Thankfully the day was  warm, Red winged Blackbirds sang happily in the old trees as we worked

The hawks and ravens haunted the clouds way above us.

Lady followed us with picked up ears and her face full of interest in the glittering light on this lovely spring day.

Our oldest granddaughter played her last game of the year…

And always, always everything we do [now] revolves around the opening of the land.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



16 thoughts on “In the Growing Warmth of Late Winter and Early Spring—Monday, March 18, 2018

  1. I was so sorry to hear of the sadness of Lady. We don’t give animals enough credit for their feelings. I am so heartened by your care for her. So many people would not even have recognized her sadness. There is something from the Bible about this unto the least of them, and you do it unto Me… I’m not sure I got the quote right. God Bless you all. It is wonderful to know that there are still people like you in this world.


  2. I’m glad you were able to see your granddaughter’s last game of the year in spite of all the work that needs to be done on the farm. I’m sure she appreciated having you there as well.


  3. Thanks for the update Linda. Always great to see what’s going on around your place and farm.
    Spring arrives tomorrow….our snow mountains are still taller than the houses…so we need some serious melting here!


  4. Someone asked me earlier about the drought here in California; and as usual, I got quite annoyed. I tried to explain that there is no drought – that it is our normal weather and climate, – and that San Jose is in a chaparral. There are just too many people here. My ancestors did quite well with the water that was available.
    Your region seems to be dry as well, and dustier than it is here. Does anyone consider that to be drought conditions, just an unusual weather patter, or the usual weather pattern?


    • Like you we have way too many people here. Way too many. So the stress on the land and the water is huge. The area we live in is considered a high desert mountain area…therefore areas of desert, but watered with mountain melted snow.

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