Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Sunday, April 9, 2023

Sending a rock Heart, Love, and Spring Wishes to all of you!

Your friends on a western Colorado farm,

Terry, Linda, TLC Cai-Cai, and Boo Berry Betty Brown

The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Working with Dad, Friday, April 9, 2021


I hear something!



I know…it’s DAD!

Dad has come outside to do something.

I’m going to go and help DAD!

Dad and I are Buddies!

Mindy Lou-Sue

Light, Lively, Alive, and There For Us to See —-Thursday, April 9, 2020

Well, here you see what happens when trash comes down the canal, lands in the headgate and then comes onto the land

Everything plugged up and flooded all things it shouldn’t

What a mess…Now, this field will have to dry out BEFORE work can begin on it.

While we were sorting out the trash, moving dams, setting up dams and tubes I noticed the leveler (landplane) waiting silently and calmly for its turn (again)  — this is an early morning shot

I thought the sunlight treading its way over the sky (this was around noon) lite up the brown manured filled ground perfectly

Then, as the day wore into the evening, where shadows stretched long and wide, I noticed how pretty the leveler looked so strikingly green as the sun started its relaxed downward turn toward the Uncompahgre Plateau.

The slow-spreading shadows of light—seeping onto the ancient land.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Wrapped in Early Morning Light —- Tuesday, April 9, 2019

On Sunday we joined 25 other vehiles to go on a cruise to Red Cliff Lodge at Moab, Utah

We all got there early ready to leave at exactly the top of the hour….which we did.

The miles streaked by

The scenery timeless

The road through the canyons and along the Colorado River made one feel as the ancient past was now present

Then we were there.  All 25 vehicles of us and the guests already staying at the Lodge.

It made a for a very full dinning room.

After we ate brunch, Terry and I headed into Moab for a little sightseeing

Then we headed home—-

We got home around three-thirty in the afternoon.  It was a very pleasant break in the week.  We had fun conversations with really nice people and saw lots of neat vehicles.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,







Winter into Spring, We are Very Blessed — Monday, April 9, 2018

Winter’s overwhelming lack of smells are gone.  Instead we have exciting fresh scents of varied EVERYTHING

Green things growing, water on parched soil, the smell of just fallen rain, mingled with whiffs of equines

Taking dust baths 🙂

(whatever Lady does TaAta thinks she must do also 🙂  )

The smell and feel of the air is crisp and soft and Fresh now— How lucky we are.


Later on in the slightly chilled evening,

Ta Ata came to Visit.

Spring…a time of joy on all the land,

From my heart to your world.




Saturday in the Grandstands—-Sunday, April 9, 2017

We spent the day at our grandson’s track meet!

Watching him stretch and reach, in fast movements, which propelled him from start to finish.

It is always, always such a pleasure to watch these young people (all the athletes) compete and along the way form new friendships.  This young man running just behind Bladen goes to school at Rangely, Colorado.  But he and Blade have become friends.  Competition is not about just winning, it’s about stretching oneself in such a way your whole ‘self’ grows.

What a blessing to be able to be there to watch and cheer.  The other great blessing is Blade invited us to come and then made a point to come thank us for being there.

He’s a great kid!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Big Fire—Thursday, April 9, 2015

I was looking out one of the bedroom windows Sunday afternoon, thinking how much I missed the Grandchildren (they had just left, driving away, going back to their lives in Craig) when I saw a HUGE plum of smoke break out to the north west of our place.

Fire-1Just then then Misty called and said they could see a huge fire probably close to the Correctional Facility, on Sawmill Mesa road.   (Five miles away from us).

Burn-1Not wanting to be in the fire fighters way, we stayed home.  The next afternoon we took a ride over to see the damage.  It was vast.  There were still firefighters mopping up hot spots…we even saw forest fire Hot Shot vehicles along with the local fire fighter trucks.

Burn-2The fire was in the Colorado Escalate Wildlife Area.  This is the train bridge, all of us locals call it the Black Bridge.  

Later we learned that Cedaredge, Olathe, Delta, the Correctional Facility, and the Wildfire Hot Shots  were all fighting this HUGE fire.

WindThe flames were being fanned by the 40 m.p.h. winds we were having and had up until last evening around 8 p.m.  The air is calm this morning.

No structures were damaged, thankfully!  As for the cause of the fire…no one knows yet.

Today we start water on the place.  The winds have left and a cold front has replaced it.  That water is going to be cold to be putting our hands into.  But no matter hot or cold the irrigation water must go on.

I leave you now to head up to the head gate with Boomer and Terry.  It’s going to be a very busy day.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,