Songs of Life Flicker Loud and Small, Sunday, December 1, 2019

I love feeding the birds

And watching the Canada Geese and the Sandhill Cranes creating their own gusting wind in the great blue of the sky!

If Boomer and I sit quietly then great flocks of birds come calling

Trying to rush us away so they also may peck and scratch at the tummy-warming black sunflower seeds

While out on the (now empty land) the other day, I saw a Sundog hanging silently in the sky.

It was still there, as the huge clouds built promising ‘weather’ when I came back from feeding the birds over by the equipment area.

Cold weather coming, the Sundogs say.  I like to think of them as wee little rainbows before the bitter cold.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm

Linda

 

 

Out and About—-Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Min-Min hunting for those tasty little morsels called MICE!

checking-things-outA raccoon making sure the isn’t something yummy in the trash can

Sammy SmilingSammy sitting by the woodstove toasting his fur

look-outAnd that lovable little beagle looking for things hidden in the grasses.

Out and about…always something to see and do!

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,

Linda

 

THANKFULLY! —- Wednesday, December 1, 2015

Frozen-2Thankfully! My computer is fixed!!!  And it wasn’t a huge fix or an expensive one, nor did I have to buy a new one!  YAY!

Frozen1We are frozen here!  Although, we did have a wee melt today around three o’clock. I think we got up to 33*.  Strange weather…more like January and February.

SundogI also saw a small sundog on my morning walk.  Colder weather coming toward us again, it seems.

Oh, well.  my computer is back!  Everything is right with the world again!

I’ve missed you!

Your very happy friend,

Linda

Once More–Cross your Fingers and Your Toes–Monday, December 1, 2014

Cute-1Daily we check the corn…riding out on the four-wheelers to get samples from all the fields.  Samples on the ends, samples in the middle…then THERE IT WAS…the moisture content said…”Give it a go!”  So we did!

Season-2Down the rows he went

Season-1Opening the driest field

Red2Filling the truck with red/gold corn

RedBecause it was the Thanksgiving holiday and the Elevator was good enough to stop and let everyone have a break….we parked the truck under the car port

TiresWhere Monkey-the -cat spent lots of her time checking to see WHY the grain truck was close to the house and not out by the barn.

WhatSilly cat!

Gradually the sun started to set filling our skies with a purple haze

Purple-4It was stunningly beautiful,

Purple-2Unusual and gorgeous all rolled into a swiftly darkening day

Purple-3Terry left for the Elevator at 5 this morning…when he called he was 13th in line and more arriving. It’s 9:00 a.m. right now and he still isn’t home.  He will be lucky to be here at noon.

Keep your fingers and toes crossed, send prayers and magic thoughts, please that this load passes and we are out-on-the-land until all the corn is in!

Your friend,

Linda

 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Well, here we are!  The last month of the year.  The older I get the faster time goes…flying by, as they say.

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Terry got both hydraulic pumps fixed on the 4010 –over $2,000.00 later and lots of his own man power the tractor is back to work.  Sometime this week he will put the loader back on and be good to go with that tractor.

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There is always something it seems.  Our furnace in the house is now requiring repair.  Whew! If and when we get through this repair cycle it will smooth sailing for a while. The nice thing about the furnace is it is just a back up…we  heat with firewood, as you know.  Still there are times (if we take off for a short trip or the wood burns too fast while we are in Grand Junction) that having the furnace click on if the temperatures in the house drop below 40 is a good thing.  Frozen pipes are not a good thing!

A strong cold front is due in here —

(AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BRING BIG CHANGES TO THE WEATHER STARTING TUESDAY. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY AS THE COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. VALLEY SHOWERS MAY INITIALLY START AS RAIN BUT WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION TO SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS BY TUESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR ALL THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO. THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VALLEYS MAY ALSO SEE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS COULD CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND. FRIGID AIR WILL POUR IN BEHIND THE FRONT. AFTERNOON HIGHS MAY NOT BREAK THE FREEZING MARK FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND. MORNING LOWS COULD BE WELL BELOW ZERO IN THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN VALLEYS.)

So having the furnace as a back-up would be nice.  It’s not going to happen for sometime yet, but Terry does want it in place if and when we go to Nebraska for the combine motor.

It is lightly snowing right now.  Anyway, all things come to an end-once we get through this break-down/fix-back-up period I’m sure we will be good to good for a long time.

Your friend that loves December,

Linda