For Romeo — Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sunday we built fence.  Opening up a new pasture for that heart of a horse, Romeo.

Building along the base of Coyote Hill.  The day was hot and heavy—causing our skin to burst into stinging sweat.

Black Beauty and Boomer helping us…although, Boomer wandered off most of the time; Beauty stay right with Shannon.  Never far away.

Up and over, down and around, past the little creek, the bugs making our skin dance with impact of their tiny biting mouths.

Finally we made it!  Steam coming off our skin like vaporous ghosts the pasture was fenced in…ready for that amazing horse; we all seem to love.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Getting Ready—-Tuesday, February 7, 2017

getting-ready-for-cows-001We spent the day checking fences,

checking-the-fire-roadRepairing any that needed fixing

getting-ready-for-cows-004And taking down the electric fence in Romeo’s part of the farm.

getting-ready-for-cows-006When the cows come they get the whole farm.  They do an excellent job of munching down all the weeds….all of them.


Romeo has selective tastes.  Romeo is also a stud horse, so must be corralled until after the calves come and they all leave.  He will herd the cows constantly, which isn’t a good thing.

looking-backWe had extra help…Min-Min

boomie-looking-for-newsBoomer, who always helps,

getting-ready-for-cows-006and if you look closely at this photo

willow-helpsWillow cat helped!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In the Midst of Work—-Wednesday, December 28, 2016


In the midst of work

dads-cat-1There is a little spot


Of Happiness!

dads-cat-2Then it’s back to work! All refreshed and ready to keep going.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Sunday, November 17, 2013

While working outside Friday a huge Sun Dog lit up the western sky, foretelling of a cold front soon to be arriving in our area


The day was rather warm for a November day so we kept on


checking the fences and rebuilding where they had been torn down

TerryThat is Terry the tiny dot on the gray looking hill.  He will check the fences between our neighbor to the south

GrassHere he is again almost to the top.

While he is doing that the dogs and I headed down to the west of the place.  The most damage will come from those two areas and the north.


Yep!  Right on time!  Saturday the cold front came in…rain, bitter wind, and snow in places.  We only had a sprinkle of rain and the sharp wind, but it looks like the mountains collected lots of white stuff.  Come next spring we will be able to water our crops with melted snow! 🙂


Today the clouds are lifting and a small chill breeze is pushing them away clearing the sky.

It looks like a promising day!

Your friend on the western side of Colorado,






Spring Work Has Begun


Always there are fences to fix and re-fix


The canal bank has to be burned readying for the water coming on the last week of March

Both Fuzzy and Sammy Sam like to help us (Monkey never leaves the house, the fresh air messes up her fur)



Other farmers are burning so a haze hangs everywhere, creating breathing problems for me and others (but spring rains help clear it out)


Hoolie wants to get out and help us also, but her parents said no!



And I finally got the hedge cut down so I can start over this spring!  YEAH!  I’ve been trying to do this for two years.