Romeo Comes for an Extended Stay—-Monday, March 13, 2017

Yesterday Romeo decided to come to “Grammy and Grandpa’s” for a visit.  He left his home and trotted his little (BIG) self all the way over to beg for carrots, horse treats and a sugar mint.  (I know we spoil him. 🙂  Mainly for just this reason.  If he gets out of his pen, or he decides to leave his yard, or for whatever reason, he WILL head to us.

His mom wasn’t far behind this time.  She had stopped to shut a gate—it was one of those wire gates that must either be laid down or leaned up along the other fence.  While Shannon was busy….Romeo came for some horse treats.

 Terry mentioned that the cows didn’t clean up some of the ditch banks very well; with a little fencing effort Romeo could come up here and eat to his heart’s content.

So now it is a fact…Romeo has come for an extended visit—a perfect feast for him and slicked up ditch banks for us!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— A Routine Day on the Farm

Mom hollered at me saying: “It’s your turn to write, Boomer.  Today is Friday.”  Then she walked upstairs to turn on the computer.  As soon as I heard her voice I had already scrambled up from my dead sleep ready for action.

I wagged my tail and bounced up the stairs beating her by three steps!  I might be 10 ½, but I’m still fast!

Tee Hee

I waited with Mom while the computer turned on and warmed up.  Then I had to sit down for a spell, because Mom wanted to check out the news and a few things.

“Be thinking about what you want to say, Boom.  I’ll look at the a few blogs, then when you are ready the computer is yours.”

I sat there watching her move the mouse around, click a few things…stop and stare at the screen…I guess I’ll just lay down here and put my head on my paws; looks like she is going to take forever!

Geez, my eye lids are getting heav…y…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

“Okay, Boomer, your turn,” mom announced as she got up from the computer chair.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmph!  Znort! HUH!?  Oh, My turn.

Let’s see-what was I dreaming thinking about?  Oh Yes! What we did yesterday.  Yesterday was a typical day.  A day just like any other day. I like days like that they are FUN!

Done

Mom and I took the finished siphon tubes out to the dirt ditch at the pinto bean field.

Water-and-Corn

We irrigated the corn and the pinto bean field.  We are watering the BIG corn field now…it takes a week to get across to get all the rows wet…I explored while my folks worked.  Sadly I found out that one of the porcupines died over on the sagebrush hill.  It’s always sad when something like that happens.  Mom and Dad had a wee flood from the large cornfield into the little corn field…they were scrambling pretty fast to get the water back into the big corn field’s cement ditch.  I thought it was pretty neat since several mice had to scamper very quickly away from the water.  I didn’t chase them, but I did give some of them a couple of good sniffs.

Then Mom loaded me up…I don’t jump up any more, ever since I tore my knee Mom lifts me up and takes me down.  My knee is better but she doesn’t want “another hurt knee”.

Bloom

Then we moseyed on down past the alfalfa field … Dad says he will cut hay next Wednesday; it’s starting to bloom. To the pinto bean field.  Mom told me to stay that this wasn’t going to take long.

It didn’t…22 set siphon tubes later and we were back on the 4-wheeler heading home. HUH!?  Not home!

Grass

We were going to the Rocky Hill…Dad’s favorite spot on the farm.  Then we rode through the pasture between the Rocky Hill and the Coyote Hill…it’s a good thing I was on the 4-wheeler the grass was over our heads!

We saw three doe deer…Mom told me today she and I are going out to put corn on the ground so the deer won’t eat the new baby corn plants.  COOL!

After that we headed home.   See. Not much happening.  But it sure is fun.

Waiting

Boomer, the Beagle

In Spite of the Weather the Work Still Goes On

Best-Swather-Photo

The last field of alfalfa has been cut, and we are waiting for it to dry.  You can see the showers playing around in Olathe in this photo.

(Come on sun, come on out and play!)

We are still irrigating.  We will never NOT be irrigating, right up until harvest.

Watering-Beans

A little sun is peaking through!

Here is what the beans look like right now.  I forgot to get a photo of the corn, but it is about calf high.

Watering-the-pasture

Watering the pasture

Oats-and-Hay

The new seeding of oats and alfalfa is looking good, but needs irrigating.  You can see the big cracks in the ground.  The water will rotate to this spot next.

Grass-Going-to-Seed

Every thing looks lush and wonderful because of the showers, sprinkles and downpours.

Rose-Garden

I shouldn’t complain—it is just hard to get the alfalfa to dry.  Otherwise, I guess I just miss the sun.