The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Friday, July 29, 2022


Chapter One

“Okay, Dog.  I guess you are here to stay.” TLC sorta kinda growled at Boo Berry. “If you are going to stay you gots to learn some things.”

Boo Berry cocked her head, “Okay.  Like what?”

“Well, for one thing–-HOW TO BE A DOG!” TLC shouted.

“I know how to be a dog.” Boo Berry replied.  “But my world has been rather limited, you know.  From birth actually.  I have always lived in a kennel. From the very beginning.
Then when I left Mom, I went to the kennel at my new home. I only heard other dogs unless a boy dog was put into my kennel with me.  After that I had puppies and then the whole process was repeated.  I was a very good dog and did everything a dog in a kennel does.”

“Well, now you are here. With Mom, Dad, and ME—-it’s time to learn a few other things.

Like ‘doing your business’ outside and not in the house.

It’s okay to RUN fast and turn circles in the air.

And the grass is ever so soft and nice and green.

But most of the all—you need to learn about mice.”


“Mice?  Why?”

“They are yummy to eat.”

“Ummm, I don’t think so.  I only like soft food that comes out of a hard thing.  I don’t like that dry cereal stuff I had to eat in the kennel.”

“Well, your choice.  I like canned food also, and cereal for a treat, but MICE!  Why MICE are the best!”

“And while we are at it—there are birds. SHHHH don’t let Mom know I told you that…she gets very upset if I chase and eat a bird.  But…BIRDS ARE YUMMMMMMMMMMMY!”

“What about those birds that live in that little house Mom goes out to off and on?  You know the one with those BIG BIRDS!  Birds bigger than the both of us.”

“Oh, well…hummm, well, I did try to tackle that white one, but she pecks very hard, and her toenails can dig in DEEP!  My advice is not to eat any of those birds.”  TLC advised.

“Okay.  They don’t look soft and yummy anyway,” replied Boo Berry.  “But I can tell you this.”  Boo Berry paused for effect.

“THEY ARE FUN TO CHASE!!!”  (But only if Mom says I can, which is when she wants to put them up for the night and they won’t go.)

“You have a job!” TLC puzzled.  “WOW! Already.  Well, I have a job eating mice and you have a job rounding up CHICKENS!”

“Hey, Boo Berry!  You do know how to be a dog!” TLC exclaimed

Farm Dog and Farm Cat—buddies.

TLC and Boo Berry Brown

Why? — Thursday, July 29, 2021

“The voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”–Marcel Proust

I have a snake (water snake) who lives in the hen house with the hens.  Randomly we (snake and I) scare each other.

Why would you tolerate a snake in the hen house, you ask?

This is why.

Snakes love to eat mice!

Way to go, Snake!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Perhaps — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I like to read tales from the Viking era…and stories about King Arthur. Stories by Bernard Shaw, Mary Stewart, Octavia Randolph all set during the time when the Christ God (the Christian Church) was starting to replace the old God’s of Myth.

I also love the story of Elijah when he was taken up into Heaven 

What a rush that would have been

To just suddenly be lifted up

Past this world, we call Earth.

So, back to my first sentence about Viking times and the time of King Arthur

It was a rather rough and tumble sort of time for all those who lived in it

A time where I’m sure God was protecting each and every person

As, surely, the Old Gods were showing their followers ‘the way’

So, Perhaps,—here we are today…way down through the centuries

Where I’m sure, If God a tad busy doing something —

There are still angels and other helpers

Who walk alongside each and every one of us

Speaking to us, messages from God

Perhaps all we need to do is to be Grateful…

To hear what they are speaking to our hearts

Thank you so much, my readers and friends, my heart is full of gratitude for each of you.

From my world to your heart,



Our Thunder Comes from the West — Monday, July 29, 2019

We have been having afternoon/evening/nighttime showers.

They are random and quick.

Building up; crashing and booming with lightning and thunder

It’s amazing and marvelous all at once.

Friday night in our town, they had an outstanding experience of an inch of rain in 30 minutes.

Where we live we got lovely, just right, rain.  The air clean and refreshed. The air sparkling.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Covering the Mountains in a Rushing Wind—-Sunday, July 29, 2018

The fire at the edge of Fruitland Mesa is growing larger and larger.  It actually looks like there are two fires there now.

The long plumes of smoke rushing skyward as more and more of the forest and underbrush are consumed. 😦

You can tell when another section of woodland is reached the fire plumes turn black and blacker.

My heart goes out to all the wild animals who live there and are fleeing in terror.

So far no structures are in its way…they are just letting it burn because of the terrible terrain it is in.  Sad.

No real rain here.  Lots of thunder and lightning and wind, but moisture of any count has not yet arrived.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



I Work in my Delight—Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BalesAs far as the camera can see

Cornerwashed in sunlight and heat

InIt takes 45 minutes to get a full load

DBut I …have the best part

My-helpI have help!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,