My 12th Birthday Party a Sherlock Boomer Adventure Chapter 11

My Thirteenth 12th Birthday

Chapter Eleven

 

Momma and King walked together, Kit stayed with us for a short spell, then left—

“I am hungry,” he called over his shoulder, “I might catch up with you later on.”

I stopped and watch Kit lope across the Little Field, drop down over the small hill and …. was gone.

Sigh.

Well, at least I know he will check up on me off and on.

“Fill your tummy, Kit!”  I hollered.  “Come to the farm anytime you want.”

I shook myself looked over at King and Momma and said, “Let’s get to going.”  I put my beaglie body into a trot (just so I could keep up with King and Momma who were walking.

King, Momma and I stayed on the farm road…it was much easier to travel and we could see long ways down it.   The better to keep safe.

We just about at the Cross-Over pipe when I saw eyes shining in the dark!

“Stop here, Little Buddy,” King put his muzzle down to my ear and whispered.

“We aren’t alone.”  Momma also whispered.

“Coyotes! Oh, my heavenly stars.  COYOTES!” I panted.

“Shhh”, King put his hoof on my back…” Shhh.  Just stand still and see if they move on.”

So, we did.

We stopped right there.  No one making a sound.

Sure enough, the coyotes (there were three of them, but only one was close to us)

started trotting across last years pinto bean field leaving us alone.

That’s when we picked up the speed and practically ran all the way home.

Well, I ran, the deer trotted.

But still …. home we went.

FAST!

“Here we are, King, Momma.  Make yourself at home. The haystack yard is warm, soft soil, and lots of good eating if you are interested.  The weeds are pretty nice behind the haystack backdrop also.

King and Momma started checking everything out.

I watched for a bit; the deer laid down, wrapped themselves in a circle each and closed their eyes.

“Good night, Boomer.  You’re a good friend,” King sleepily said as he drifted off to sleep.

“Yes, good night, Boomer,” replied Momma.

I raised a paw at them and turned toward the farmhouse.  It was so late I knew I would have to sleep outside in my doghouse.  But that’s okay.  It’s nice and warm and SAFE!

I slowly headed in, checking everything out as I went; I had to see what had changed while I was gone.

Home…Home is a good thing.

 

 

 

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The Nicest Word There is—-Sunday, February 18, 2018

“Home is the nicest word there is.”–Laura Ingalls Wilder

We are back!  🙂  With wonderful suntans, lots of blue sunshine and exciting adventures in our memories.

Our sunrises and sunsets are much, much different.

And our time with our grandchildren

In warp speed


We got back, justin time to take in two of Blade’s last basketball games and Linkin’s very last game of the year.

Our vacation was wonderful, watching the grandkids special, hanging out with MIndy Cat and Boomer Beaglie Brown, perfect…

In two weeks farming starts.  Life is good.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Moving to Delta, Colorado—Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yesterday we helped our daughter and son-in-law, in Grand Junction, Colorado load up some of their stuff to move to Delta–home for Kimberly and back to Delta County, for Cliff.

Moving-to-DeltaTerry made this trailer years ago to haul bulls, cows, and pigs.  It has also hauled furniture to Denver, back from Denver, to Grand Junction, and now back from Grand Junction.

(I must brag a little bit here—my man is sure talented! If he needs it, or wants it, he figures out a way to make it.  💕 💕 💕–how lucky I am!)

Sunlit-cloud-2We were fortunate to move them in-between storms.  We’ve been having lots and lots of thunder and rain storms.  It sure has been nice for the yard.  A welcome gift for the plants and for me!

The tomatoes and peppers are coming on strong now. It’s canning time!  My pears are ripening in big, thick, warm blankets then it will be time to ‘put them up’.

We are still working on the firewood, although the pile is MUCH smaller.  Maybe this week we will finish it.  I sure hope so.  I’m a tad wore out.  We are taking off today and maybe Monday,  maybe not Monday, we will see.

On-the-ditch-bank(Early morning sun)

I hope your Labor Day weekend is a good one!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

I have had an extremely busy week, this past week.  Please accept my apologies for not commenting on your blogs and for not answering your comments to me.  I hope to be much more organized this coming week!

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I hope your Sunday is just outstanding!

Your Friend,

Linda

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Finally we are warming up!

Yesterday, Terry and I went to Grand Junction to so some shopping…Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby…all the places I save up for so we can do it in one day.

Terry goes to Home Depot, Sears, Western Implement, Sutherland’s ..it’s a busy big day when we make the trip.

Last night was just lovely

Evening-sky

And today even better…we plan on getting rid of all the trash today, changing water (always) and getting a few things done that are restful, not huge.

I hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday,

Linda

The Adventures of Fuzzy and Boomer on Friday —Mom’s Shed

Since Dad is going to shrink the corrals and then expand the hay stack yard Dad decided the old granary had to either be torn down or moved.

Early yesterday morning…by first light…we all trouped out to the back of the farm yard to look at what Dad is interested in doing.

We all looked into the granary and then looked around the granary…Fuzzy and I were a little concerned because this is where our two ground squirrels like to live, Under the Granary.

Sam the cat went with us also.  He crawled here and there all over the corrals and in the granary.

Boomer and I just went in and sniffed around and looked at all the cool stuff Mom and Dad had stored in there.

Back in the house we all ate breakfast and I heard Mom say…Let’s Move it!

So right after breakfast we all trouped back out to see where to move it too!

Mom says she wants it some place where she can get to it and work on the repairs.

So we all walked down the feed bunk road to the end of the corrals to look things over.  Then we went into the corrals and over to the new shed to see if it would fit there, then we walked back to the end of the corrals.

Mom said she really like it at the end of the corrals…Dad looked and looked and then agreed.

Now the fun part started.

Getting-started

First the old corrals had to be removed, and then part of the old feed bunks, and then Dad went and got the tractor.

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This was really exciting!

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Boomer and were told to get out of the way a couple of times because we were really interested in being part of this whole process!

Back-of-shed

After we got it there Mom pronounced, “Perfect!”

Shed

It was a good morning’s work.

Then Mom went back in to fix lunch and Boomer and I decided it was a good time to take a nap!

Fuzzy

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday’s can be long, long, long..so we have taken to doing something as a family…

Family-Time-1after many different things

Family-time-2 we settled on bowling

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We don’t try to out-do each other —that is how Linkin and I think, anyway…but the others sure get competitive 🙂

Afterwards they all come to our house for supper.  Sure is a fun afternoon!

Linda

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The Adventures of Fuzzy and Boomer on Friday —First Babies

Yesterday was BATH DAY!!!!

Bath

Mom said that we had to go because Fuzzy needed to get his fur cleaned up from the surgery.

Boome-bath

So we went…

It wasn’t bad.  Fuzzy and I actually enjoyed it!

Then when we got home Mom, Fuzzy and I went for a walk.

We saw lots of birds again-

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Ring necked doves,

WHAT

Our chickens,

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A tree full of blackbirds

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A hawk,

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Sammy the cat

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went with us…

Help-cow

First me, then Mom,

We-all-go

then Fuzzy and then Sam.

Yummm

It was great!

Where-are-the-cows

But, I must admit I stayed really close to Mom,

because…

You see…

Hum……….

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THERE WERE BABIES OUT THERE!!!

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We saw two babies!  Now every day there will be more and more!

Pretty Cool, isn’t it!?

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Boomer