Flying Serene —-Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Terry came in from making waste ditches…(see the mud) announced that it’s so muddy he was having trouble.

Totally frustrated he called John Deer to order parts for his cultivator (which had broken down just before he finished this years cultivation)

Yes, they had them on stock.

“Okay! I be right there.”  he hung up the phone, asked me if I wanted to run to Montrose…

Well, not at this time….Linky and I were waiting for her BFF to show-up so they could head out to  for the week.

“Alright, I think I need a vacation…everything is going wrong right now.”

“How about a little ride in the go-fast car?”  I asked, with a smile on my face.

“Yes, Grandpa!  That’s a vacation!”  and young girl’s voice chimed in.

“Sounds good to me!” he replied.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Bubbles of Joy—-Thursday, May 26, 2016

Loch-Colorado-Farm-MonsterThe Monster at the Loch of Colorado Farm. He resides within the Standing Stones Garden.

1Everything comes at a price, they say.  Everything.

3But I wonder:  Does it have to be in pain, and sweat and tears!

Can’t the price be hope, and joy, and the belief in well-being?


Can’t it come through that most profound emotion called Love?


Why NOT approach everything in the belief that there is a stream of well-being in the world and be part of that stream?


I love the coolness and the sudden sense of relief the second I arrive in that place of “letting go”.   The letting go place is soothing, calming, and (to be very honest) Real!

Changing-Water-1Even if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say…that’s okay also.

CultivatingI much prefer this looking at the world in rose colored glasses, than any other kind.

Cooling-offMy wish for you today is find those things that raise your heart in happiness!

From my heart to your world,




The Middle of Summer

Terry finished cultivating the corn and the pinto beans. 

He likes to use the 730 because the clutch is a hand clutch and not a foot clutch.

There will be one more cultivation of the pinto beans, but the corn is too tall now.  As soon as the bean shoot feelers all tractor work is done until harvest.  The only thing left (on tractor work) is making alfalfa into hay. 

Of course we will continute to irrigate, changing the water every 8 hours.  Water is short, with reports that it could get shorter.

It’s hot.  But we are having some moisture flowing in from Mexico after noon.

We cool down when it comes in which is really nice.

But we heat back up after the storm moves on. 

 That’s summer for you in our part of the high mountain desert!

Here’s how I cultivate! 🙂  This hoe never seems to leave my hand…I have it my yard, in the garden, and helping remove Canada Thistle, Star Thistle, Sticker Weed, Nodding Thistle, and other nasty stuff, which gets between the bean plants.  Once the beans shoot feelers I won’t have to be out there, but until then….

Summer is lots of work, but I would rather have summer than winter.  Terry, now, he would rather have cold, dark, dreary, drab winter.  Oh, oops!  I think those are my words. 

The Fourth of July is tomorrow.   (and then by Tuesday they should have the part to fix my internet receiver! YEA!)

Happy 4th, everyone!