A Week Ago Last Tuesday —Tuesday, January, 24, 2023

The rains started…then the air became very cold and full of malice, after which

Gradually the snow drifted languidly down, leaving clean white everything.

Until the firebox needed me.

Then there were tracks of fur kids and myself in the snow.

Your friend still caught in the shrewd grip of January.


A Birthday Present from Canada to Me — Tuesday, January, 31, 2017

sammy-samLinda Pierson from Just Another Day on the Prairie did a watercolor of Sammy Sam and sent it to me for my birthday!  What a thoughtful present!

Thank you so much, Linda

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,


Gift!—Snow!—Done!—Tuesday, January, 19, 2016

Before-DawnEarly, early the loaded truck would head for the Elevator..they open at 6 a.m.

HaulingThen back in time to head out to the field to start the combining.  Although, one never really knew when the load would be dumped—sometimes the wait could be three hours or more.  But by eleven a.m. Terry’s would be able to get into the fields and start loading up the truck.

Corn-Harvest-2015-aWe had clear skies most of the time

Corn-Harvest-2015-eThree loads a day, if we could dump and get away without a long wait.

So-farAt the worst only one load.

Corn-Harvest-2015-dBut always, always we were able to get one load at night, to sit under the shed.  We covered up the truck (just incase) then we would haul out just before first light.

Corn-Harvest-2015-cYesterday was the last day.  The last load!  The last dump!

The last of 2015 harvest is now—

Elevator-1at the Elevator!


FinishedToday we woke up to snow.  But our fields are harvested.

Still I feel bad for those who are stuck.  They will have to wait for this snow to dry off the shucks and the leaves before they can start again.  Our neighbor told us his corn is still running 20%.  What a hard year for corn harvest.

I am most thankful for the ability to get our harvest in, what a wonderful gift!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



All Together Now—FLAP!—Tuesday, January, 12, 2016

While I was waiting for the truck to dump, I noticed the birds were flocking together; I think it is called a murmuration.

Although, these birds were not Starlings, they were practicing the same art, as Starlings.

AHhhOkay, now!  Everyone here?  Ready, get set

MummerFLAP!  Raise those wings….now turn to the right

murmuration1Turn to the left…harder! Harder!  Break out a sweat!

murmuration2Now lift up and fly as high into the sky as you can

All-togetherAll together now! 1-2-3

HeartWell done! (see the heart they formed?)

See-the-heart-toolGood now!

RestRest!  We will go again later. DoneA job well done!

Your friend,


And Then There Were TWO

As I was driving home last night I saw a sun dog


Once I got in the yard I learned that there were  two.

They were right.  That night the temperatures dropped back down to 1*

We topped out at 20* today.   I think I need to get my head around the fact that it is January.