Something Greater than Myself —-Wednesday, March 27, 2019

As I was growing up I used to have dreams of what I would do as an adult, I’m sure all children do.

My dreams were actually very simple

I wanted to live on a farm and be a farm wife and work every day with my husband

I have actually been very blessed and got to achieve my goal.

Yesterday, we started hauling dirt.  You see the ditches sand-up and must be cleaned before the water comes in.

So that is what we did….10 dump loads of dirt.  Done by two o’clock in the afternoon

Then it was time to get back to work on down-sizing my yard.  I had good help.  Mindy Cat LOVES to ride in the wheelbarrow

And….although, he thought it was really rather hot, Boomer followed me back and forth, to and fro until he laid down in the shade and slept.

By dark, we were all tired, but a good feeling of accomplishment was had by all!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

Working in Rainbows—-Thursday, October 8, 2015

I’m slow today.  Well, not slow for the day, but slow getting up here to post my blog.  We are still working on the ditches and had a few things to do before Terry could take out the tractor.

(Sometimes I’m early, very early, because…well, I just can’t sleep at night.  The stay awake and toss and turn thing so I get up and write a post to you.)

Terry is doing the tractor work, so I came in to visit a spell with you.

Dirt-1Once more we finished all the dirt for the rest of the year.  🙂  (Where have I heard that before 🙂 )  Terry went over and dumped the last load, while I drove the tractor home, and put the tractor way.

DamThen we worked on digging out the orange dams in the mud ditches.  Always, always a huge job.  We have two more to go, but stopped for spell.  Now that we are ‘elderly’ we have to pace ourselves.  Ten years ago the story would have been much different.

Rainbow-3After supper (yes, we eat early…by 5:00–that is so we still have daylight to work in) we worked on winterizing the ditches.

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We worked in a sky full of color and rainbows!

Rainbow-2It was wonderful!  I counted two rainbows, then a faint third one!

Rainbow-7The end was right over our house!  How marvelous is that!!!!?

Rainbow-1The sky was stunning!  Because the sun was sitting it turned the air/the clouds, the sky, and us—Pink!

It sure made our work go easier!

Pink-wateAs we worked I started thinking how the year is slowly drifting into winter, but before the winter chill and frigid temperatures, the stunning beauty of fall blooms before our very eyes, the last of summer bursting forth in random elegance and grace, blessing our lives, if we just care to see.

As always your friend, on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

Another Job Done Until Spring—Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DirtWell, we got half of the dirt cleaned off of the settling pond! (all the edges must be cleaned off so the pond can be re-dug in the spring.)

The rest will wait until March or early April, just before the water is turned into the ditches on that field.

Hay-CustomerBoomer had a great time…but nothing compares to loading up and ‘escorting’ in and out hay customers!  Well, maybe right up there with the Mail Lady—and SHE always has a dog cookie with Boomer’s name written on it!

Evening-walkA good couple of days work! Nothing broke down, everything went smooth as glass.

You can’t ask for more than that.  🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm.

Linda

Scenes of Fall, Monday, September 28, 2015

DustWe have finished with the pinto beans. Cleaned up the truck and the combines putting them to bed for…well, forever.

Today we start hauling dirt from the settling ponds..

Fall-2Sometimes we haul the dirt in the spring, but this year Terry wants to do it in the fall.

ScatterHe is very serious about renting out the place next year, so he wants to have the farm in ‘perfect’ order for the renter.

WorkWe use this dirt to build up areas that have either washed away or blown away.  This soil is also spread out over the farm ground to fill in holes that have developed.

FallOff now!  My wish for you is that your day is the best it can be!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Two Jobs Completed–Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dirt-3We got all the dirt loaded and dumped.  It was an all day thing.   It took us both. Seems these big jobs are requiring both of us anymore.

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Thank you everyone, for the Magic thoughts, prayers and for crossing your fingers and toes—it all helped.

We have also got the sheet rock up in the kitchen, it just needs to have the seams sealed and for me to paint…then that job is done.

The extra room is taking shape, but it’s slow.  I got all the bricks and motor and other things cleaned out of the coal room itself, Terry is now working on expanding the coal room into the extra small room.  Once this is done we will move the hot water heater and the —soon to be purchased—furnace into their very own area.  After that it will be wiring the room for electricity and putting up sheetrock and laying the floor then we are done.

We found out last night that Mom-Mom and both granddaughters are coming for the weekend.  It seems that Tally is homesick also.  Mom-mom said she was too, so they are all coming in this afternoon.  What a fun time we will have.  Although, Terry says he is going to have to stay steady on the room, because he WILL start farming on Monday.

That’s alright, Mom-Mom says she will help and the girls will be happy because there is the treehouse, and kittens, and other fun things to do.  I’m sure we aren’t going to work ALL the time…even Grandpa adores snuggles and 4-wheeler rides and …you know, all those things that make life wonderful.

Thank you once more.  Two huge jobs down and one to go!

Your friend,

Linda

Waning Moon—Monday, March 9, 2015

Over-the-plateauThe moon is starting to morph into a different look, not as full, coming up later in the evening and much later in the day.

Dead-Man's-LandIt’s still really beautiful.  The early dawn gave the moon a slight pink shade as it slid under the rim of the Uncompahgre Plateau.  (Un-come-pah-gray—-accent on the pah.)

You can see more of the houses on the flat lands just before their ground drops off into Robideaux Canyon…you can also see the edge of our mesa (and farm) at the end of the corn field.

It’s up there clear above the snow packed slick canyon walls Mr. Davis and his daughter’s cows will spend their summer days.

Off now to go work in the old coal room.  Soon it will become a much different room. (Terry and I hope).  If we don’t go down there, we will start hauling dirt to build ditches with and to level out some of the fields.  Seems like we have way too much stuff to do right now.

Hope your day is a good one!

Your Friend,

Linda