Very Busy Saturday — March 9, 2014

All our days are seem to  be very busy, but now that late winter is here it seems our days are getting much more active.

First thing in the morning we headed off to Loma—outside of Grand Junction to the last consignment sale of the winter (which we attend).  It was stunningly packed with people and items to sell.  Packed!

Sale-2After waiting in line, for some time, Terry got a number and we headed off to see if there was something we just could NOT live without.


The place was packed with ‘stuff’, equipment and implements.  We didn’t see anything we just Had to Have.  After watching a few things  sell we headed back home.

That afternoon it was time to start the creation of the water trough. There is  a ditch which leaves our neighbors farm onto our farm…once water touches your farm that water is now yours and your responsibility–unless it is in the canal.  (The water company has a right-of-way through all farms along the route from the reservoir to the river.)

In order to not have the irrigation water from our neighbor’s ditch wash away the good soil and create large crevasses and groves Terry has created a cement trough to a pipe.  It was at the end of the pipe we were starting to get a huge mess.

Yesterday afternoon Terry and I cemented the end of the pipe and built a water trough that will protect the ground around the pipe.


I was in charge of mixing the cement (520 pounds of cement)


Terry was the cement artist.

We got done about dark.  This doesn’t look like it took much work, but believe me it was.

Our oldest granddaughter and a little friend of hers walked over to see what we were doing and stayed for a time ‘helping’.  Of course, when you are 9 helping means writing in the cement!  🙂  By the time we were ready for the ‘helping part’ they had wandered on home by way of the whole farm — counting baby calves and seeing if they just ‘might’ get to see one being born.


That evening Linky (our oldest granddaughter) and Tally (our youngest granddaughter) came back to spend the evening with Grammy and Grandpa…when asked if Linky and her BFF got to see a calf being born she had to reply no…BUT they did see a calf that had just been born and was getting all the yucky stuff off by the Mom.  Her BFF was suitably excited about the whole process.  I wonder what her parents thought…..

We took the little girls to eat at Wendy’s and then up to Uncle Evan’s so they could play with his two little dogs, two cats, one turtle and watch the fish swim in the aquarium.  Then we stopped by Aunt Shannon’s to check out Tommy the Turkey and his new girl friend/wife, the hens, her three dogs and one cat.  Then we headed home to watch cartoons.

Monday Terry starts more tractor work.  The cows leave. -Mr. Davis and Theresa have already taken out the ones who still have to calve.- Monday they will remove all the mom’s and the new little ones, leaving us cowless until next February.  I will work on the other stuff of getting a farm back up and in the production mode.  I guess you could say we  will begin in earnest on Monday.

Off now to do all the stuff that is hollering to me to get done!

Have a good one!

Your friend,