The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, For Mom, June 17, 2022

I was out and about

When I saw





A Lizard!

You have to be Extremely Fast

To Catch a Lizard.

TLC Cai-Cai

We Have Begun—-Thursday, June 16, 2022

During the time of the Strawberry moon —Last night–

We finished the First Cutting of Alfalfa.  (And it’s already sold.)

This is the first field, we have one more to go.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


What a Strange Spring—Full of Hostile and Violent Wind — Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We are working in wind again.  A Hostile wind full of dirt and debris

The wind buffets everything. And the HEAT—a huge part of the wind blisters all who are out it in. (Often times followed by a cool front that is downright cold)

Erratic violence.

which panics the little birds snatching them, by force, and flinging them here and there.

It’s been a strange, strange Spring full of amazing, sometimes scary, wind.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In Search of Light —- Tuesday, June 14, 2022

I am always looking for light

Soft light, bouncing off the earth in its own special way.

Or bright Golden light—descending from the heavens

Or vivid deep gold light called the GOLDEN hour.

Light, shape-shifting through each day of our lives.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The Decision is Always the Universe’s —- Monday, June 13, 2022

Sometimes I wonder, as I work around the yard

How did I not see (when I was younger)

How fast, how very fast

Each and every day of our lives

Slips silently and intently toward that horizon

called Death

Or, the Other Side.

Each day, so beautiful and bright, punctuated here and there with this and that, sometimes something so dark and dismal it’s hard to get through, other times so full of beauty and happiness your heart illuminates your whole being.

Quickly, quickly, time passes.  Each day and night, so full of life–your life. My life. The gift of being alive.

From my heart to your world,



Our Neighbor’s Daughter —- Sunday, June 12, 2022

Our Neighbor’s Daughter, Jill sent to us

A photo of our house, from her parents’ house

With a Rainbow right over our tractor sheds!

WOW!  Thank you so much, Jill!

Our very own rainbow.  We would have never known if you had not shared with us!

From our hearts to your world,


The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, Those Who Live with Me, Friday, June 10, 2022


We have a chipmunk…

actually, two that live with me in the farm yard.  But Mom can never seem to get a photo of them.  These Chips are the descendants of two Chips

who were friends with Sam-Sam.

And Fuzzy.

And Boomer.  Now their great, great grands are friends with me.

Since Mom can’t get a photo of them, she is posting one she saw out on the farm—where I NEVER go.

We also have several ground squirrels who share the chicken feed with the chickens.

Once more these are the descendants of Stanly and Stewart and their lovely squirrel wives—Shirley and Shelia.

It seems whenever Mom is around and the squirrels are around, she never has her camera.  BUT— out on the farm, Mom saw a squirrel hiding behind his tail.  So cute-thought Mom.

We also have a family of bunnies.

Momma bunny told me it was much, much safer to hang around the farm yard, than the farm proper.  She knows, she was over by the equipment area when she grew up.

It was a dangerous and very scary place to live.

The Gambol Quails have migrated in to share dinner with the hens.  They are extremely fast.  (and, of course, Mom never has her camera when she is working in her yard.)

The pair of Gambol Quails have BABIES— that run and dart very fast.  I have a goal….no! No! NO!!!! I don’t.  Never!  I can’t even think of that goal!  EVER!!!!

One day I was a tad bored, Skitter Bug was close, I was bored so I hopped out from under the peony bush right on her back. (Mom saw).  Mom screamed NO!

She didn’t need to scream.

Skitter Bug turned around very fast and pecked the heck out of me, then when I fell over, she flew up and pounced on ME!

Let’s just say—hens are off the grocery shopping list. (Although to be fair to me, I didn’t want to eat her, just play with her.)

We have


and birds


lots of birds.


One day we had a hawk…


I had to hide in the wood pile.  Mom was outside and saw the hawk.  She yelled at the hawk—“SHOO! Go away!

(I’m not sure if this IS a hawk—any ideas?)

These animals in the farm yard are NOT your dinner.”  The hawk just looked at Mom, but he did fly away.

So—that’s the working list of animals in the farm yard.

Plus, Me, Dad, and Mom.

(We also have a badger…Mom…did you hear me?)

TLC Cai-Cai

What is Left After Hope —Thursday, June 9, 2022

Maybe the better way to phrase the question

After Hope

Then what?


This means—take a few steps at a time toward mini-goals

Even if you can only see your own feet

Then belive in yourself,

Do not let your mistakes define you

Then gradually, gradually the way

The way will be clear—your steps firm

The final destination is clear.

Hope, then faith, and action—one step at a time, is all it takes.

(And—I know, all of this can be hard to see and do.  But this is really all the Universe asks of us—)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




In a World of Dreaded Monsters —Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Monsters that leap (listening/reading/thinking about the “news”)

and dance, (all our politicians, who live in candy houses — here and there, worldwide and local)

grab you as you cross over bridges, (fuel prices)

and parade through our nightmares (cost of living, work problems, not enough money to go around)

There is always hope!  Once you understand Hope, you can not understand again)

(This is our first rainbow of the late Spring/Summer—what a huge delight!)

From my world to your heart,