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My name is Linda Brown. I live on a farm on the western slope of Colorado, in the high mountain desert. I’ve lived here all my life, hailing back four generations on my father’s side. Today I blog about our farm, the everyday activities that keep the farm going. I also write about my thoughts and dreams and goals. On Friday’s I always write about our two farm dogs (Fuzzy (now over the rainbow bridge) and Boomer) and their take of their life on our farm. The lovely thing about blogging it opens the world up for all of us to reach out and meet people from many different cultures and different ways of life. You can find me every day (but Saturday) at https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/ Your Friend on a Western Colorado Farm, Linda Brown

In the Stillness of the Soil is Growth —- Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The corn is growing might nicely

Terry just finished cultivating all the many, many rows, giving the little baby corn a fighting chance.

One more field to plant—more than likely alfalfa or grass or a mix of the two.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

What We Have Been Doing —- Sunday, May 24, 2020

We finished up hauling all the much-needed soil/dirt

Gradually, the new ditch bank and soon to be farm road started to take place

Blade work with the tractor and shovel work with … the SHOVELS!

Done!

And all the while—keeping the irrigation going.  Terry is standing on the new road.  Pretty nice!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Adventures of Mindy on Friday— Freddy the Fox and Boomer, Friday, May,22, 2020

I was out hunting early this morning with Mom…well, Mom wasn’t hunting,

Mom was checking the end of the field to see what rows of water didn’t come through. Dad was out IN the field checking to see how wet everything was—

when FREDDY FOX RAN BY…AS FAST HAS HE COULD GO!

Then Freddy stopped…looked at me…I about passed out.

He barked…Fox barks are really different — go here to hear one — which scared me worse.

Then I listened, he was barking for Boomer.

“MEOWWWWWWWWWWWW!”  I screamed.  “Boomer isn’t outside, Boomer is sleeping in the kitchen on his big soft fluffy bed.”

“Get Boomer and have him come out…it’s time we had an adventure.” Freddy said to me.

“Not right now, Freddy.  Boomer has been sick and is resting.  Maybe when he feels better.” I replied.

VARRRROOOOOOOOOOOM

Freddy and I heard one of the four-wheelers startup.

Then we heard the other four-wheeler startup.

“GOTTA RUN! See Ya Around.” Freddy yelled as he took off toward the upper end.

That works for me I murmured, turning around

I flopped down and gave myself a very nice dust bath.

Then I jumped up and looked around.

I’m sure glad that fox is gone!

Off I went heading into the field to see about my breakfast!

Mindy, Min-Min Kit-Kat Brown

 

Brilliant Shards of Glowing Light — Thursday, May 21, 2020

I must announce—-BOOMER IS TRULY BETTER!!!  YAY!  He slept well, he is breathing much, much better.  His nose is the same equal size on both sides and he LOVES HIS FOOD!

Then for the very first time in a very long time, he wanted to GO irrigate!

The wind was terribly strong, but he still wanted me to put him up on the four-wheeler—so, of course, I couldn’t turn him down. 🙂

Then on my FaceBook page, another wonderous gift appeared

“I know you love rainbows.” Cheri Schwartz-Harder wrote.  “I had to send you this one from my backyard yesterday.
We had an epic 1 1/2 inches of rain in just a few hours and a thunderstorm that was awesome. Then right before sunset, looking East, this appeared. ❤️”

There is was a flaming magical rainbow over their ranch— filling the whole sky!

Music in the form of a billion little drops of light!

Thank you, ever so much, each and every one of you for caring and being there.

My heart is full.

Your friend,

Linda

The Glimmer of Healing —- Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gradually, Boomer is healing.  The very strong medication seems to have worked, although, he is still exhibiting some signs of breathing trouble

Now his old bones are refusing to move comfortably—I have something for arthritis, which I hope works

I watch him carefully all the time —trying not to let despair creep into me like an early morning mist

Wait! I said to myself….What is there, right by the tire!?!?

A HEART ROCK!

I picked it up and took it home. When I washed it off I saw that the heart-rock was a tad worse for wear…a series of chips on the corner

A big chip on the other side

Still a gift of love from the Universe to me.

Peace and love and hope and concern are oftentimes fraught with worry,

Boomer and I will take everything one day at a time.

Thank you so much, once more, for all your thoughts, concerns, and prayers.  My hope is Boomer Beaglie Brown will get back to his joyful little self; I will do whatever I can to help him get there.

That and pray.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

 

The Sun, the Rain, and a Healing — I Hope — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

I must admit, that I have had fear for Boomer’s life riding in waves through my heart

I KNOW he is elderly and the time is growing short, but…

Still…then after beseeching the heavens and My God and Your God and the God of all this world,

I knew I could move forward, because of the medication, Boomer’s will to live, and the fact I asked for the power of collective prayer—peace filled my heart.

Opening my email, another glorious rainbow, from the Black Forest in Colorado…shouted—

Hope!

Thank you, each and every one!

Linda

 

 

The Power of Believing —- Monday, May 18, 2020

Through the power of collective prayer, the antibiotics and gifts of hope,

We are starting to see huge improvements with Boomer and his nose

Once more, from this marvelous world of Blog Friends where love, Friendship, and real Hope lives my email opened up to a delightful gift.

Asta sent me a rainbow from Sweden.

Dear Linda, here is a rainbow for you! It was the early evening after a day with rain and humidity. Suddenly the evening sun broke through and was shining on the lakeshore opposite us. And there it was- a perfect end of the rainbow mirroring itself on the water 😊

If you want to publish it is ok-it is your rainbow!
All the best to you, Terry, Boomer, and Mindy!
Asta

Boomer and I, Terry and Mindy are truly blessed by wonderful friends like you!

From my heart to your world,

Linda

Gifts of Love — Sunday, June 17, 2020

What a whirlwind of worry, I have just been through.  Things are better (not completely over yet) but better.

I can see an improvement with the little beagle nose…the swelling is down

He is able to sniff with both nostrils now, and the snot is lessening.

Your prayers/the medicine–and Boomer’s desire to get well are all helping. He is still not well, but he IS better!  Thank you ever so much!

Then on that golden world we call the earth I found a rock heart

Walking along the next day on the ditch bank…I found another one!

Vadarae sent me a rainbow—a double rainbow filling the sky and her very large farm in Texas.

Just the perfect answers to my sadness and despair—Hope!

Hope— in all of these wonderful and buoyant messages!

You are the very best…each one of you for you do care, and have sent healing prayers to heaven for me and my wonderful little beagle!

 

From my heart to each of your hearts,

Linda

 

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—Please Send Prayers, May 15, 2020

I’m not feeling good

Besides my bad knee

I’ve got something going on with my nose

Mom and I would really appreciate it.

Thank you so much,

Boomer Beaglie Brown