The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-Playing with the Cats (s)

Do you know what cats do all day?

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Yep….SLEEP!

Well, anyway most of the day.

But sometimes….Min-Min and I figure out ‘stuff’ to do.

Like—-

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Hunting for Mice….well, Mindy hunts for Mice I just read the news

Sammy thinks he still needs to keep our farm protected from feral cats.

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Mom says that is NOT a good thing and makes him stay inside most of the night.  BUT sometimes Sam escapes!

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We all go for a walk with Mom and Dad (if he is along).

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We also walk with our big Sister and Romeo the horse.

I have to watch out for Romeo, if I’m not walking fast enough he will reach out and take a nip out my backbone right next to my tail.

But the other day….

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Min-Min and I were hanging out in the little thicket on the canal bank, when we saw something shiny and red and scary!

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I did a big bay and hollered for Mom to come. “COME QUICK!” I bade, as loud as my Beagle voice could yell.

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“HURRY! HURRY! DANGER IN THE LITTLE THICKET!!”

Mom came over to see what the problem was…I led her right to the alien spaceship full of giant spiders ready to pounce on all of us, and gave a loud real blast of my mighty voice.

“Oh, I see”  said Mom.  Down she went into the thicket, reached down and picked UP THE SPACESHIPFULLOF SPIDERS and brought it back out for Mindy and I to see and sniff.

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“Just a downed balloon. Nothing big to worry about.”

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She gave me a hug and a nice belly rub, and Mindy got a tummy scratch.

With the balloon in hand Mom walked over to the trash can; no more space ship or giant spiders!

We are all safe again!

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Boomer

 

 

As Winter Dims and Spring Brightens—Thursday, February 16, 2017

checking-cowsWe ride out to check the cows at least once a day. (I need a new work coat.)

little-onesThe cows watch us, but never running in fear.  Boomer is their main concern, but he never leaves the four-wheeler.

hidden-as-mom-says Moma’s hide their little ones out, saying to them —-‘stay, don’t move, don’t draw attention to yourself in any manner’.

calfThe older calves no longer care what we are doing or how close we ride.  Their concentration is usually set on something else they find wondrous and marvelous….never seen before.

hidden-001This little on has one eye on us and her ears cocked so she can run if necessary.

sweetieThe wind was quiet, the sun warm and bright, as we traveled slowly, ever so slowly counting heads, counting babies.

well-groomedThis is my favorite, so far.  She is very particular about her fur, keeps it herself well groomed and very clean.  See the curls on the side of her belly from all her licking?  🙂

newWe (Terry, Boomer and I) stop along the hillside listening to the cows moving through the grass, talking softly to each other and/or their calves, the chirping of the Red Winged Black birds adding into the softness of a very lovely spring day.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

One of the Chambers of My Heart—-Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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We went to another of Blade’s basketball games.  Only one more to go and his Freshman year of basketball is over; a very successful year.

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We are so lucky they live closer now.  Terry and I really, really like the school district that our son-in-law works for.  Their whole approach to education is just outstanding!

made-itThe girls are thriving!  Our son-in-law is thriving, our daughter is thriving, and our grandson is thriving.  A mother/grandmother and dad/grandpa can not ask for more. 🙂

drivingHe is now old enough to drive.

Gosh, they are so close; yet so far away …. a whole heart away.

Our love for these darling grandchildren bends me under the weight of my heart.

I’m sure each one of you understand this feeling—this feeling of love toward each of your children and grandchildren.

What a joy!

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

 

The Evidence of our Lives—-Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Our days are routine, sometimes a chaotic routine, but always a routine.

dad-and-his-catThey are filled with work, the proper sort of work…not that kind of work which makes you labor, or that work you do to make a living, but a simple type of work — a work of the heart.

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The peace of daily living touches the soul and gently feeds the heart; the mind.

phoneErasing time and space.

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Keeping us young, if not in body then in our essence.

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At the end of my life, it will not matter.

on-the-phoneBut daily, one step at a time we walk together within the peace of the  farm.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
From my world to your heart!

Linda

 

Awash in the Light of the Moon—Monday, February 13, 2017

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There is an energy, a voice of such fullness, an undefinable something, which causes some of us to crave walking in that silver glow called moonlight.

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I watch the heavens daily paying attention to the moon growing, growing

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Changing daily, until one day;

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the sky ablaze, with the glory of the stars, the moon grows larger in a thick velvet sky

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Shining  immense and bright— burning silver and ice into the night.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

 

The Whole Sky Flared—-Sunday, February 12, 2017

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One evening I was walking with Shannon and Romeo, the dogs–Black Dog, Rocky and Boomer, plus Mindy and Sam following us, when the whole sky flared into vivid light

sunset-and-treeRed, rose, yellow and orange.  The clouds were caught up in the blaze of the setting sun.

redtreeTurning our Blue Spruce tree into branches of fire

the-last-of-the-day-004A large and wondrous gift from the heavens.

From my world to your heart!

Linda

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—-On the Moooooooooove

Seems like everything is moving along.

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Mom, Dad and I go every day…EVERY DAY…to check on the cows, count babies, and make sure the Moms are okay.  It’s not our job, but one we like to do for the cowboy and his daughter.

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They come every morning.  They also live a couple of miles from us so they drive by lots during the day.

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Dad says we have lots of little nooks and crannies for cows to hide in so a quick check by us is a good thing.  Mr. Davis knows if there is cow trouble Dad will give him a call. Mom thinks this whole checking things is a good thing.  So off we go.

Which I LOVE!

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Then yesterday we took a ride onto the Uncompahgre Plateau to check out the snow up there.  And to go for a snow machine ride!  It was cold but FUN!  Also, the snow is starting to melt, so we had to drive a long ways to get to good snow.

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Sammy and

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Mindy Min-Min Lou are always on the move looking for mice and who knows what else.

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Mom and I go for walks at night!  It’s always a fast walk

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…a good clip down the lane and back.  Sometimes Sammy and Min-Min go with us.

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Then there is the forever gathering of firewood.  Mom and I gather daily, although it’s been so warm Mom hasn’t built a fire in two days.  They say it’s supposed to change come tonight…rains coming in.

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Then there are the cows from here and there and everywhere changing pastures.

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We see lots of strings of cows moving past our farm.  I always give them a good baying.  (Really it’s not for the cows but those cow DOGS that I give them a good hollering!)

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Well, it’s off now to do some moving of my own.  There is always interesting smells to check out!

See ya!

Boomer

 

It Feels Like Spring—-February 9, 2017

coming-backIt’s warm enough I can walk at night without a jacket, although I don’t stay out long.  A brisk little walk.

night-walk-terryTerry thinks I’m silly; he bundles up.  But I run hot so it’s not too bad for me.

The days are warm…it was 67* yesterday (19.44 c).  Too warm for a fire in the woodstove.

clouds-002The sky is stunning

snow-beagleThe snow in the canal all gone…the above is just a memory.

inOnce more we made the hour and a half drive to Parachute, Colorado to watch Blade play.  He made some of the winning points.

bladenThey won!!!

Then we drove back home getting in around 8 at night.  Tired but happy!

Two more games to go…we will be there, Terry told Blade.  Blade replied, “Good.”

He is so cute…when he sees us walk in…even, if he is warming up, he always, always gives us a wave.  15 years old and still likes having his grandparents hanging around.

Of course his grandparents LIKE to hang around.  🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

THE COWS ARE HERE! —- Wednesday, February 8, 2017

the-cows-come-006Hank Davis and his daughter, Teresa brought the cows in around nine in the morning, yesterday!

the-cows-come-003They came complete with one little baby

the-cows-come-005Isn’t he/she darling?!

Then by yesterday evening there was one more!  I’m so excited!

The cows are here!  My most favorite time of winter!

Spring is on it’s way!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Getting Ready—-Tuesday, February 7, 2017

getting-ready-for-cows-001We spent the day checking fences,

checking-the-fire-roadRepairing any that needed fixing

getting-ready-for-cows-004And taking down the electric fence in Romeo’s part of the farm.

getting-ready-for-cows-006When the cows come they get the whole farm.  They do an excellent job of munching down all the weeds….all of them.

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Romeo has selective tastes.  Romeo is also a stud horse, so must be corralled until after the calves come and they all leave.  He will herd the cows constantly, which isn’t a good thing.

looking-backWe had extra help…Min-Min

boomie-looking-for-newsBoomer, who always helps,

getting-ready-for-cows-006and if you look closely at this photo

willow-helpsWillow cat helped!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda