In Case You were Wondering—- Thursday, August 11, 2022

We are finishing up the the second cutting of the second field

One more field to cut, bale, stack, sell—

(We get three cutting per field a year)

In the middle of the haying now.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Gradually a Wee Breeze — Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Finally, helped thin the smoke

Lifting the thick and heavy layers

Allowing more air to circulate

While somewhere else the embers

Keep sending sparks and fire onto ravaged earth and into the sky.

My prayers are with everyone. I am so sorry this is happening.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




Heaven is Here, On Earth, O! Surely It Is —- Tuesday, August 11, 2020

As a child, I used to worry about Heaven

Where can I find Heaven I would ask

In the sky, my family would say

As I grew I studied religions, looking for where Heaven might be

What I learned is:  All Religions are fascinating, they include aspects that are utterly beautiful

We always need to respect their beliefs

When I was seventeen I discovered how Siddhartha sat in the shade of the Bodhi Tree/calmed his mind so he could reach a state of mental bliss.

Quieting the mind.  What an interesting idea.

So I practiced.  It was hard.

I found I didn’t have lots of time to just sit and calm my mind, and sit and sit

My life became full—too full to sit in the shade of a tree and try to achieve quiet

There were children to take care of, house, yard, farm, paying job, ‘things’ to do

But throughout all that activity,

I gradually understood, that calming the mind can come in many diverse and different ways

It comes from living simply

Recognizing what warms my heart

What softly lifts my soul

I learned to approach my daily tasks with belief in being UPLIFTED as one works

Not feeling burdened.

To watch for those teeny, tiny things that settled softly all around me (us)

Solitude right there in the– every day of the– every day

Solitude in teeny tiny moments

Bringing me to an understanding

That for me, quiet contemplation of the day,

Is, for me, Heaven here on Earth.

From my heart to your world,


It’s Not All Work —Sunday, August 11, 2019

The back porch, which is really part of my kitchen is coming along nicely.  The new floor is laid, the walls painted, the trim painted and I got the door washed down.

Since this turned out so well, I’m going to start on the bathroom soon.  Maybe next week.


Because we finished and everything looked so nice,  Terry said, “Let’s go for a ride!”

Heck, why not!

We went to Ouray, Colorado for a ‘spin’ stopping on the way back to get a photo of a huge herd of elk.  There were around 30 head grazing in someone pasture, I only got a small portion of them in the photo.

Then another day this week, we got a phone call from some good friends, who were broke down on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Off we went to help them.  The day was exceptionally warm (well, some people would say BLAZING HOT, but I say exceptionally warm 🙂  ).   Still stunningly beautiful.

The heady scent of sun-warmed rocks, the smell of tree needles, and the sounds of insects beating a perfect rhyme to the plateaus heartbeat—perfect.  We got them down and the repair on the truck an easy fix.

It all turned out well.

Of course, I didn’t get enough paint so there was the quick run to the hardware store and back again.

Then in the evening, as the day starts winding down, so do I and so does Terry.

We sit outside watching the afternoon sun fade and enjoying the heady scent of flowers sliding deliciously over the farm.

I truly must say: Life is Good!

From my world to your heart,


Watch with Glittering Eyes—Thursday, August 11, 2016

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”–Roald Dahl


Going out to change the water last evening (just before another storm rolled in) I saw this amazing light formation.


Does anyone reading this know what it might be called?  I did a search on the internet, but drew a blank.

The storm was in the west and this was in the east.

Any help will be appreciated it.

It was stunning, to say the least.



Another Guest Post—Uncle Spike from Turkey — Monday, August 11, 2014

I’m doing a very short series of wonderful posts from blogger friends…today I would really like you to go visit Uncle Spike.  You will never be disappointed.  Over 1,000 people have signed up to read his blog and thousands of others stop by and visit.

Uncle Spike’s spot is a unique  visit to Turkey and small acreage farming in the West Taurus Mountains.  Green Lizard won a contest Uncle Spike had going on…her request was a blog post about Turkey and Rain on her blog.

Rain: My Turkish Delight is most unusual and outstanding.  So much so I wanted to share it with all of my friends and readers.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAHere is just one photo from that post and a small peak into his farming life.

ColorEarly fall is here.  The leaves on the cottonwoods are starting to lighten up changing to yellow; later on they will be gold.

My yard is doing wonderfully.  Although, as you can tell, I need to get busy and repaint the house.  I hope to get that done after all the grandchildren leave.

SetWe are very busy still….no real down time yet.  Terry just about has the pinto bean combine repaired and ready to go.  I’m putting up produce for winter feats.  Since the kids are gone we now have the house you see beyond the cornfield, to keep track of.  This afternoon I will go down and water the lawn, rake and mow the edges.  No matter how busy spring, summer and fall are….I love every moment.

Your friend on a farm in Western Colorado