The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday —Farm Life Series, Chapter 6, Those Things I Know Lots About, Friday, April 1, 2022

Now we are talk’n.  I know lots, and lots, and lots about RODENTS!

What is a rodent—well, let’s see: They are usually small, with fur, four legs, two ears, one nose, one mouth, little black (usually) eyes, and VERY SHARP Front teeth!

The rodent I know very most about is called MOUSE!

We have mice (mice is what you say if you are talking about more than one mouse) —just so you know.

(Coyote watching mouse)

We have mice EVERYWHERE! In the sheds, in the haystack, in the ditches, everywhere.

Although, Mom and I are very careful to not have any mice in the house!


I am a very good mouse hunter, a player with, killer, and eater of MICE!  I usually can eat at least three mice a day!

That is a lot.

We have deer mice and field mice.  My favorite to eat are the babies, the other ones taste good too, but my favorite are those little ones just learning to run!

Anywho—-we also have Rabbits.

Once in a while, we get a rabbit in the farmyard.

But mostly rabbits are on the farm. Over by the equipment area where they can hide IN the equipment and stay SAFE!

Mom actually likes rabbits. So do the coyotes, the fox, the hawk, the random eagle, you know…rabbit—yumm— good to eat!

So…so Mom and Dad let the rabbits hideout in the equipment area.  They take care to make sure the rabbit nests are safe

Just know we have bunnies.  Cute, soft, bunnies.

TLC Cai-Cai

Winter Still Whispers on the Peaks of the San Juan Mountains — Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The misty clouds still hang heavily on the peaks of the San Juan Mountian.

The snow lying thick and white—waiting for that time when the wind and sun will create water from the snow

Good Morning, My Friends!

It’s going to be a lovely, most beautiful day!

From my world to your heart,



Exquisite —- Monday, April 1, 2019

Capturing the flight of birds on camera

The feeling is one of excitement and anticipation

The birds probably are in a panic mode

But I do try to be careful

Slipping up to the feeders oh so gently

Carefully.  Making sure Boomer and Mindy are nowhere around.

Then snapping, snapping, snapping away.  Hurrying back into the house and to my computer,

Wondering if there are any good photos to share.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Happy Easter! Happy Spring! — Sunday, April 1, 2018

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter.  And a wonderful Spring!

From your friends on a western Colorado farm,

Terry and Linda
Boomer and Mindy Cat

Greening Up—Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leveling-the-land-3Terry is leveling the farm ground, even as I write.  We are getting closer and closer to starting water.

Speaking of water the irrigation company is supposed to start our canal–The Ironstone– sometime this week.  It is the last canal on the system to get water.  Putting water into a canal is a HUGE project, it takes several men and a back hoe, because of the trash collected into the canal over the winter.  Canals are gigantic transmission ditches, from the head gates of the reservoirs way above us –Blue Mesa and Taylor.  The transmission canals move into smaller lateral canals which then flow onto farms for irrigation water.

Our main canal is the Iron Stone, but we live and receive water on the FNC lateral.  Today, or no later than Friday the water will be in the FNC lateral, the Uncompahgre Water Company worker bees–called Ditch Riders– will be following the water through our canal taking out the huge amounts of  trash.

This is ALWAYS an exciting event for me!  (Silly as this sounds, I like changing and setting the water.)     For Terry it means hurry, rush, get done, because we need to be getting the fields wet…time is marching on.

green.jpgThe first field we will start the water on (OH! MY! GOODNESS!  I just remembered we still have two gated pipe to fix) is the alfalfa field.  It’s greening up nicely and is ready for a huge growth spurt once we get the water on the field.

Eating-outThe little family is still here…YAY!  Tonight we will have at least Blade and maybe one or two of the girls spending the night.  I’m absorbing as much of them as I can. 🙂

Off to work in the yard..I’m tried of looking at a drab and winter weary yard!

Your Friend,