The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter Five, Friday, August 26, 2022

I know, I know!  You think Boo Berry Betty and I, Yours Truly, TLC Cai-Cai are the only ones who can make the hens scatter!

Well, I’m here to tell you—Mom can too.  (Sometimes, not often, but, yes, sometimes.)

And the big, loud, HUGE machines can make the hens squawk and run.


Those hens have a few tricks in their feathers, let me tell you.

For one thing—NEVER! EVER! Chase Skitter Bug.  EVER!!  She has a very pointy, sharp beak.  Just say’n.

And—Skitter is very much in charge of her flock and her BIRD SEED!

See Mom scatters bird seed out by the hen run so the birds will stay out of the hen house; the birds like to eat the chicken feed.

So Mom puts bird seed or hen scratch outside the run for the birds.

Now, if Skitter Bug sees the birds pecking around on the food on the ground—

Well, just let me say—

Skitter knows how to make those little birds


TLC Cai-Cai

This World is Old, and Full of Amazing Wealth—Thursday, August 26, 2021

Everything and everyone is a part of a pattern

Although, if taken separately they seem disconnected

Each tiny piece streaming through space and time

Filling our senses with wonder

And a sweet little message which says: We are all one.

From my world to your heart,






Nearly Constant (the Smoke), BUT Look What is Happening, —- Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The smoke has been nearly constant, burning the eyes and smothering the land. But late evening brought a wind

That started to clear the skies from the dull light through the deep smoke

The wind gusting here and there adding to the

sweet joy of seeing the new baby alfalfa seeds taking hold and starting to grow

Even in the muted gray of the skies, and the true lack of real sunlight, the new field is starting to green up.

The evening colors weaving lushly in the sky

And bathing us with immediate relief.

Greenfields and clearer skies!

With even a hint of rain in the air!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




A Wondrous Visit with Good People—-Sunday, August 26, 2018

For three evenings and two full days Terry and I were delighted and happy to have long-time blog friends come to our little farm for a whirlwind visit.

This is the fourth time in as many years we have had the great good fortune to have Bob and Elaine make the many hour trip to come see us.  This time they brought their band new camper and brand new pick-up and lots and lots of yummy home-grown organic produce from their very own greenhouse.

We took them to the East Portal of the Black Canyon

So they could see where our irrigation water comes from.

The colors are starting to change, although it isn’t even September.

Elaine and I went rock hunting.  Read interpretative signs, and Terry explained how the irrigation water gets to all the farms down the way.

Home again where I fixed Green Chili chicken, and roasted tomatillos salsa and chicken tacos for supper.

The next day we all headed up to Grand Mesa driving the whole length from the Delta side to the Mesa side coming into Palisade where we purchased pears and peaches.

And had a yummy lunch at Cafe 11.0 in Palisade.

Back home we had pork tenderloin cooked in apple juice with sliced apples, mashed potatoes, salad and fresh peaches and vanilla ice cream.

Suddenly it was time for our very delightful visit to end.

The time was just too short!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




Yesterday’s Storm–Wednesday, August 26, 2015

StormLast evening it looked like a storm (just might possibly) come in.  The sky changed, the feel to air changed, it smelled like rain.

jklThen it blew away.  Still today the haze is not AS bad.

I sure hope we (meaning everyone who is in dire need of rain) gets some soon.  Rain to stop all the forest fires, to green up the earth, to clean the skies, and to bring life back on the land.

Your friend,


You Just GOT to See This–Wednesday, August 26, 2014

Bull Snake

Linda Pierson from Just Another Day on the Prairie in Alberta, Canada, said I could use this photo of a bull snake sunning itself.  A friend of her’s took the photo.  It is such an unusual place to find bull snake I just had to share it will all of You!

On barbed wire no less!

Hope you enjoy!

Your farm friend on a Western Colorado Farm