An Era is Ending —- Sunday, May 28, 2023

When we traveled to the Uncompahgre to see the melt—we noticed that the worm fences 

Where starting to fall into rack and ruin.

It’s sad to see them go, they are such a part of our farming and ranching history.

But time changes everything—

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Something is Up, Friday May 26, 2023

Something is going on

We’ve talked about it, but we can’t figure out what

Seems like the work around here has increased

Like into over-drive increase

Mom has the house in a dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, shine, polish MESS

And Dad comes in on the tractor then leaves,

Then heads back out on the four-wheeler

They seem to be in over-drive

Then Mom is outside moving around in all her flowerbeds and mowing the lawn, etc.  in a frenzy

It’s been hard to keep up with her.

I can’t keep up either.  I heard Mom and Dad talking about something called


And party.  I heard the word party.

Yeah!  Graduation and party here at the farm!

COMPANY!!! I better hide!

I guess I won’t.  I’ll help Mom the best I can.

Boo Berry Betty Brown

TLC Cai-Cai Brown


Echoes of Our Day —-Thursday, May 25, 2023

Good Morning!

Off we go—early, early—-everything is planted now

Everything receives its own share of the water

Storm clouds build every afternoon—although, we have only received sprinkles so far.

Tractor work is slowing down but will build up again come haying season

A quick check at noon, to make sure all the siphon tubes are running.

Then as the summer golden hour arrives we head back out for the last set of the day

Finishing up just as the luminous violet turns into night

From our world to your heart,



Great Changes Reverberating into Rivers — Tuesday, May 23, 2023

We drove up to the Uncompahgre Plateau

To see the great changes of

Snow turning into Melt and then on to our river (The Gunnison River)

We drove to the top passing huge streams of imperial melted snow heading down, down down

Not only is the melt occurring fast, but the water is also

moving downhill in a huge HUGE rush

The snow is changing

and reverberating into a world of


And huge muddy ponds

Finally, we made it to the top

At the gravel pit lake, the earth was in a state of hushed concentration called MELT!

Everywhere one looked it was Winter turning to Spring.

Sorta like February turning into March

Patiently. Steadily. Snow into water.

Water into that life-giving force we all use.

Well, there you have it.  The Roubioux and Cottonwood Rivers; sources of roaring water—- flowing into the Gunnison River.  (Then on to the Colorado River)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




All Together We are One —- Monday, May 22, 2023

Jelly is for each and every one

AHHH—Love is in the air

To dance (and fly) for joy

Learning to share is always important

Taking control is leadership—-just say’n


A great place for courting


Spring is in the air!

(Sigh!  May the best man win)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


That Wild, Wild Joy — Sunday, May 21, 2023

Coming down our long, long lane I saw the faintest of rainbows!

Which made me think to myself—–

Always, always God(s) is (are) speaking to us—in the trees, on the land, in the silence of the sky

Sometimes, (just sometimes) we forget to see/hear—but when we do—


The dazzle the God(s) share with us

is so stunningly perfect in its very simplicity.

A perfectly perfect gift!

From my world to each of your hearts,



The Adventures of Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Walking in Sunlight, Friday, May 19, 2023

Ohhhh, yeeeh

(Song by Katrina And The Waves)

I’m walking on sunshine, wooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
And don’t it feel good!
Hey, alright now
I’m walking on Sunshine
And don’t it feel good!
Hey yeah
Woah yeah!
I’m walking on sunshine, wooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
And don’t it feel good!!
Hey, alright now
And don’t it feel good!!
Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine
Okay…that’s enough of that!
Hahahah!  Walking on Sunshine!
TLC and Boo Berry 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

From the Santa Fe Trail—Thursday, May 18, 2023

Hi Linda,

I’m a regular reader of your blog; it is a pleasure to read your positive and beautiful posts.  I know you love rainbows, so I’m attaching a picture of a rainbow my husband and I saw while on a walk this morning on the Santa Fe trail in Monument, CO.  I wish the picture would have shown the complete rainbow, but it was so big it didn’t fit.

It was a spectacular sight. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Diane F

What a marvelous—PERFECT-– Gift!

Thank you so much, Diane!

It is HUGE!  And just beautiful!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,