A Tiny Bit of a Slow Down—Sunday, July 28, 2019

We seem to have been extremely busy of late

So much happening, good times

And a wee bit of work-over-load

So, today, I am slowing myself down


I feel immensely tired for some reason.

See you in tomorrow morning!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




Vigil at the Edge of the World —- Monday, July 22, 2019

I, like you, believe our Ancestors and beloved friends are close.

Waiting for us to join them.

Death is not an easy thing

Hard on the one who is passing and hard on those left behind.

Yet, I think the thread, which binds us, is a form of magic

A place without pain, a place beyond tears, not like our place of everyday living

I feel so blessed to have had that tiny

fragment from the shadows

An amazing gift from my Dad.

From my world to your heart,


Dwellers of the Land—Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”  — Rachel Carson

Farming-StartsToday Terry is plowing…he has the corn fields disked (twice, working until late in the night)— today he plows.  We both were stumped whether or not to plow…the weather people say there is a 40% chance of rain moving into our area tomorrow.

Forty percent is a pretty good chance that we will get it right here!  Plowed earth is like a sponge…after much pondering (the kind that keeps you up at night) he decided to go ahead and plow.  I guess we will see if that was a good decision or not come Wednesday morning. 🙂

I worked on cleaning the house yesterday and then in my yard.  My winter weary body is starting to get the hang of spring work, but it’s a slow process.


This afternoon Terry and I will work on the plumbing and wiring down at the other house.  Gradually, gradually everything is starting to take shape down there.

We want to have the electricity finished and the hot water heater moved before the last week in March.  The kids in Craig, Colorado, are coming for 10 days (Spring break) and want to stay in their old home.  We are SO close to being done, we just have to make the time to finish it.  I still have to paint one wall in the kitchen then that room is finished. (The the yard work down there starts, but  I will think about that later.)

I saw a butterfly yesterday!  It was a joy to see.  Also, the honey bees were out and about, not to mention the nasty house flies.  The house flies are still a little clingy and slow moving.

Spring is arriving!  YAY!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,





As we entered the park we were told “WATCH OUT FOR THE BEARS”!! and then given all sorts of brochures telling us to watch out for the wildlife, do NOT get close to the animals…in the Visitor Center were video’s running of people getting hurt by the wildlife.

So we were pretty open to ‘seeing’ wildlife.

It must have been the wrong time of the year

We saw very little…..

But what we saw were traffic stoppers!  If we came upon cars stopped every which way (including tour bus—of which there were MANY), even in the middle of the road we knew some type of animal was up ahead.

We saw…………….

A cool family of Buffalo

An elk

A very thin deer (in Green River)

Another elk (the following two photos and the deer above were taken by Wayne Maxwell)


Taken in the evening on the second day

Lots of crows

A cool little butterfly

Several bear at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana


(Photo by Wayne Maxwell)


Then I saw the Three Bears

And I KNOW this is stupid, but I got to take a photo of a magpie!

Those birds are extremely hard to photograph.  I happen to think they are beautiful birds.

We don’t have them in our area anymore…the ravens and the crows have pushed them out.  They maybe living in other parts of Delta and Montrose County, but I, personally, haven’t seen any for a very long time.

Then, although we know we were NOT suppose to stand or get close to the wildlife…Terry just HAD to go stand by a Moose!  These animals are huge!











Tee-hee-hee!  HAHAHA!  Laugh, snicker, chuckle!