The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Wednesday—-Farm Life Series Chapter 4, The First Season, WINTER!!! Then there is the WIND, Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wind is the worst!

Mom says Wind in the Winter is the worst, she rather likes wind any other time.

Wind in the Winter is COLD!

I agree with her! Wind in the Winter is horrible, terrible, and bad!

It snaps the trees, throws tree branches every which way,

picks up all the weeds, and flings them in your face, not to mention…what it does to a CAT!

There are warm fuzzy covers for dogs, and humans have hats, gloves, and hooded jackets to put under big thick heavy coats and socks and boots and…. well, you get the picture.

Cats, now…they don’t get any of that stuff.  Just think what a cold nasty wind can do to trees and weeds, now think of what wind does to cats!!!

TLC Cai-Cai

Some Would Call It a Bleak Day — Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Although, I am not a fan of winter

During the night Saturday

Off and on Sunday

Even on Monday

A wonderful snow storm washed over our part of the world

Shrouding everything in a ghostly white

Tumbling and swirling throughout the air…bringing moisture to our rather parched land.

A Marvelous, Delightful, Sparkling Gift!

From my heart to your world,


Looking at the World through Rose-Colored Light —- Sunday, January 26, 2020

I was out taking photos of the world 

As the air danced wildly in the color of pink. Stuffing my camera in my pocket, leaning down to pet that silly little beagle, I looked up to see the flash of the game camera.

I took out the chip and found our little family (Mindy, Myself, Boomer, and Terry) surround by the warm clear color of the palest red.

We were truly living in a rose-colored world. (until the sun fully set, that is 🙂  )

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



In Spite of it All—Thursday, January 26, 2017

out-for-a-walkEven if the ground is too muddy to go for a four-wheeler ride Terry and Boomer and I always go for a walk.  If Min-Min cat is outside she is tagging along also.

crookedNow if the wind blows and turns the world all crooked.

We stay inside!  🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Keep in the Sunlight—-Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Merri sent me another wonderful photo this one is of the river near her house in Minnesota.

Merri's-RiverIt reminds me of a saying by Benjamin Franklin:

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.”

A stunningly beautiful capture of the sun, on her steamy river; surrounded by snow and ice covered trees and bushes.

Thank you, Merri!

Your friend,


Bookend Trees—Monday, January 26, 2015

BookendsThere they stand, the two doomed trees…the one in the back was hit by lightening two summers ago and needs to come down.  The other one is the closest to us next to the other houses.


Terry had been afraid to cut down the lightening struck tree because he was concerned the wind currents would shift in the yard and cause branches to fall on the house.

2ndThen the other tree became a problem (according to the County Road people) because of over-hanging branches next to the road—the county road people came along and smacked several branches and left the branches they hit with their bucket just flung everywhere….on the fence, on the mailbox, next to the side of the road.

I was raised if you do something do it right- I guess this was right…smack the tree and just leave everything as is and don’t tell anyone.  😦

Terry and I went down and cleaned everything up, after we figured out what happened. Rudely they didn’t even tell us they were going to smack the branches off. Nor did we get a letter or any type of a warning…the neighbors saw them do it.  (Sigh)

SawThe blessing in the county road people’s damage is cutting down that tree could make a different wind pattern and keep any large branches that may fall off the house.  The tree crew says it will…only time will tell.

BeginingToday the work has begun. Later on this afternoon Terry will fire up the tractor with the loader, Boomer and I will gather up the rakes and wheelbarrows and start the clean up.


Here is one last look at the skyline with the bookend trees still in place.

Change is always a constant on this earth, isn’t it?

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,