Before the Water Comes —- Thursday, March 29, 2018

The water still isn’t here.  It’s still five miles away….still.

Terry is anxious to get started.  We dive up to Pea Green and check the head gate for the F N Canal (that’s the name of our Canal).  The F N Canal takes off the Iron Stone Canal — a huge system of canals running all the way from Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the Uncompahgre River.

Not here yet.

So we have been doing some major clean up around the farm

Gathering more firewood from downed trees at the back of the land

I’ve been working in my yard…I hate to uncover too many flowerbeds until I can get water on them, but …. still…they do need to be uncovered before the spring bulbs get too big.

( I also work in my house, but that seems so boring. Although, I do want to start painting.  I need to paint the inside of the house this year and go down to the other house and do some painting, that we (as land lords) are responsible for.  But not just yet….maybe in April.  We will see.)

The days are ever so much longer, allowing us much more time to get ‘stuff’ done.

In our elderly years we seem to tire out easier, although, it does seem we work just as hard as we did in our fifties—- 🙂

Oh, well…we are pretty much caught up now.  Just waiting on the water so the Growing Season can start!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



21 thoughts on “Before the Water Comes —- Thursday, March 29, 2018

  1. Linda, glad you will soon have your water. We just had ours this week. A much welcome rain. One that comes easy and then comes again in 2 days. The wheat is really green and growing. !!!
    I just cleaned a spot with help of neighbor. Always a good feeling. Be careful. Take a quiet day once in awhile. Love the flower. We had same. Yellow, white and the purple. Just lovely. Take care. Thank you for sharing your life. Sharon Drake. south central Kansas.


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