A Remembrance —Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A-Spot-of-redToday is my mother’s birthday.  She was born in 1929.  She left us five days after her birthday in the year 2000.

The missing never ends for those we love, does it?  There have been so many who have gone before.  Today…the people of my youth, my blood family, my friend and sister of my heart are all gone.  There is only my brother and I.  We are two left from many.

Although, we both have children and grandchildren, so the line of life stretches ever onward…and onward  the way it should.

mYour friend on a western Colorado farm,



Ella had it Right—Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue Skies, nothing but, blue skies…(Ella Fitzgerald)

Blue-SKiesThe rains have gone, soon to be replaced with triple digit heat.

CanasI’m painting on the this side of the house today.

UPYesterday and the day before was up here! One thing about it, I could see for miles.  Although, I tried NOT to look down.

Evening-WorkIn the evening Terry, Boomer and I weed the pinto bean field.  It’s not toooo huge, only 20 acres.  We work at it morning and evening.  Once the beans shoot the feelers and the rows grow shut we won’t be able to weed anymore.  Weeding is terribly important…if you get too much trash in the pinto beans the elevator docks you for the cleaning of the beans.

Purple We take a break; sipping iced tea outside, in the cool of the shade.  Resting a spell and listening the bees hum as they gather pollen.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Perfect Day–Tuesday, May 12, 2015

3Yesterday was just a perfect day!  The renters are moved in and seem very excited about everything.  We stopped by to welcome them, there were huge smiles all around!

BBI got my house dusted and vacuumed, and the floors swept!  You don’t know what a huge thing that was.  I was keeping everything cleaned and pick-up, I just have not had time to do a good job of dusting…YAY!



Aren’t these little orange banded furry bumble bees just the cutest things.

Then I got the lawn mowed, the hedge trimmed, and all but one flower bed weeded.  I even got some of my house started plants in the ground.  I am doing a happy, happy dance, that is for certain and for sure. Today I should finish all that up and then be in maintenance mode for the rest of the summer.  (That’s the plan anyway. 🙂 )

There is such joy in finally being caught up!


The corn is looking ‘okay’ in the ground, now that rain and cold temperatures are (hopefully) in the future sometime, and the sun is shinning, The sun and warmer temperature should help the soil to warm up.  Then the corn SHOULD start to sprout and send up little green leaves.  There will be another cheer of great joy as soon as we see the corn rowing out!

Thank you each and everyone of you, for stopping by and for leaving your comments. I am trying very much to answer all my comments in the comment section so everyone will have the knowledge of questions and the answers.  I find that fun things are occurring in the comment section, each of you are getting to know each other.  How nice is that!?

Off now to work on that last bed and to finish putting the Cannas in the ground. Once that is done I can stand back and say….good!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,



Sunday, August 25, 2013

We have arrived at the last week of August! I already miss Summer!


The corn is starting to dent…maybe (just maybe) only one more irrigation then the corn will be left to dry.  Harvest should occur in October.


The snakes are starting to hole up for the winter…we are seeing fewer and fewer every day.


The Hummingbirds are still here, although I’m having a terrible time keeping the honey bees off the feeders.


This sugar water is like some sort of drug to them, even crawling clear in PAST the bee guard then drowning.


Any suggestions on how to stop the bees from eating at the feeders would be greatly appreciated.


A huge storm blew in late yesterday evening complete with flood watches and warning out for today and tomorrow, then in will gradually leave just in time for the third and last cutting of the old hay field and to pull the beans.

WOWzer Magic thoughts for at least two weeks (possibly three) of warm drying weather would be greatly appreciated. 🙂 🙂 🙂


I picked the cannas and the datura as my daily view for today…my tribute to a tiny tropical garden in western Colorado. 🙂

I guess there really isn’t much going on here — which I’m loving. I hope your day is just as nice.

Your friend, Linda