The Shed — Monday, April 5, 2021

Terry took the shed down with the loader

It wasn’t too hard, just a little on the concern side of things

Then once down we hooked it to the loader

Where he took it over to a ‘spot’

After that, he went back to work,

and I dismantled the whole thing.

Saving the tin and tossing the braces….well, most of the braces.

Finished.

No more shed. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-OUTSIDE!!!, Friday, April 2, 2021

Mindy gets to go outside!

ALL THE TIME!

I want to go outside!

YES, I DO!

So, Mom hooked me up with something that chokes me and we went out.

The wind was blowing.

It was coooooooooold.

We came back in.

Later on, it warmed up; Dad took me out!

I HAD A BLAST!!

Then I had to come back in.

Mom says I can go out gradually, a little bit every day.

She says she doesn’t want Mindy to get mad at me and fight me.  (I feel strong, I told Mom, I can fight Mindy. —that is exactly the problem, Mom replied.)

And, Mom went on to explain—I don’t want Mindy leading you off into the depths of the farm and you won’t know your way back. And, YES, Mindy would do that.

You can go out with either Dad and I, then when we feel comfortable you can go out on your own. The time is coming, TLC, soon.  Very soon.  Mom said.

Sigh!

TLC Cai-Cai

Peace —Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A beautiful Downey Woodpecker

Sandhill Crane feathers are just lovely

They look grey until you see them in the sunlight

The red-mask is a lovely touch

These are very large birds…they stand about four feet tall.

These Quail are just darling —see the pheasant running off at the top of the photo?

I love the hawks and falcons who hunt across the farm.

But the most unexpected, (and lucky for me) thing was seeing a flock of Western Bluebirds!

They stopped for a search among the weeds for a bite to eat and I got a photo!

That was so exciting!   Not a good photo, but still one!

Living here on the farm is such a good life for Terry and me.

We love it.

The work is hard and never-ending, but here is the secret, we Love it.  The work, the farm, the everything—making up our daily life.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

My How Time Flies — Tuesday, March 30, 2021

They are back…WASPS!!

Anyway, I got a notice from WordPress, that I have been blogging for 14 years now!

WOW!  Time really does pass quickly when you are having fun!

Thank you for being part of our daily life on our western Colorado farm!

From My Heart to your World,

Linda

It Took Flight, Much to Our Surprise — Monday, March 29, 2021

Terry and I were stunned, to say the least.  I think you might be surprised, also

Here is the shed…that little white building with the door open, right behind the horse trailer

There was a slight breeze…just enough to ruffled the blue plastic

Suddenly the shed took flight

Lifting up off the ground and over the fence

Over the fence!  For Sure!  And Up, UP, into the sky

Dust from the lift-off swirling in a column as the shed flew even higher

If you could see, the shed is above the trees at this point

Then it started to come down

Where it landed!

We tried to remove it, but it’s way too heavy and way too high; we will have to dismantle it piece by piece in the next day or two.

Just seeing this whole thing occur was shocking. A tad amazing!  And rather crazy all at once.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

I Went Looking for Spring — Sunday, March 28, 2021

Growth and change are coming.  It’s out there in the different hues of the light

The buds of new leaves, showcasing last years wee little bird nests

A bit of green showing up along the ditch banks and in the horse pastures

Not to mention the daily use of the tractors 🙂

Different tractors for different needs 🙂

Even though we still are using the firewood, the need to do so becomes less and less as we move closer to April

And there.  THERE!!! The wee little crocus —why!  They are BLOOMING!!!

Spring is truly here!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Gift for Mom, Friday, March 26, 2021

MOM!!!!

MEOWWWW!

YEOWL!!!!

MOM!

I have something for you!

It’s a gift!

Just for you!

OPEN THE DOOR!

COME OUT!

See!  MOUSE!

Just for YOU!

YUMMM!

“What a good girl, Mindy.  Come in now and have a wee nap.” Mom invited.

So, I did.

Mouse. Full Tummy. Nap!

Life is good.

Mindy

They Swoop, and Sing, and Dart Here and There — Thursday, March 25, 2021

The last of the Sandhill Cranes left us a day or so ago. Their calls loud and trilling in the air

A Harrier Hawk screams a loud and piercing whistle riding the airwaves in the sky

Oft-Times Smooth and silent

And THEN there is TONTO.  Hospitality is NOT his middle name. 🙂

(Although, he is very pretty.)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Sun Dropped, the Work Went On—Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The afternoon breeze picked up

Bringing in a winter storm,

The wind pushed steadily 

Terry says he gives Thanks often

For a cab on the tractor, with a heater, this time of year.

🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda