In the Gnashing Wind and Freezing Air— Thursday, June 11, 2020

It’s been miserable here for the last few days

Monday night was THE WORST. Threatening clouds all around us.

The incredibly hot, dry wind, turned into the incredibly cold nasty wind;  wind so hard it slammed into us

The bully wind making it next to impossible to stand on the ditch banks, let alone set flapping dams into the ditches.

The sunlight, meager at best (as you can see —sun obscured by dark threatening clouds)

Then the cold came in…close to freezing Monday night and the threat of colder weather to come.

(The high country got snow…as in Ouray, Grand Mesa…those areas.)

What odd, strange, unusual weather for June.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Joy in the Movement of Limbs —- Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Our daughter and grandchildren and granddog, Loki, came for a wee visit.

Since they live in a subdivision we took Loki for a run

He was DELIGHTED! (to say the least! 🙂 )

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In That Tiny Pause of Silence—-Monday, June 11, 2018

When we are busy “doing something else”

The world is continuing it’s pouring forth into the clear days and lovely nights of summer

The Barn Swallows are busy raising their first set of babies

The Red-Winged Blackbirds, Western Meadowlark, Red-Robins, and the host of others birds flutter and dip through the skies and call their charming songs for all to hear.

Our first set of Hummingbird chicks fledged; joining their parents in the swoop and swirl around the flowers in the yard and my hummingbird feeders.

The lilies are open and perfuming the air, actually the whole yard…

Gradually, the late Spring is turning into early Summer.

Ah… the joy of warm/hot days and warm nights.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Most Overworked Being—Sunday, June 11, 2017

For two afternoons, Evan came and helped plant the pinto beans.  Terry was still taking it slow  (He is still taking it slow, but not as slow).

But after that  Terry began to feel house bound…I don’t know how, he was sitting out there watching Evan and I.   He said he wants to feel the tractor under him, to feel the wind fanning the air, watching the soil and the implement working, to smell the fragrance of the plants and the soil.

So promising me he would NOT lift anything, Evan and I hooked up the Mormon Creaser and the Marker Bar on one tractor.

Then we hooked up the fertilizer tank on the other tractor.

Two tractors ready to go.  All he has to do is sit there and drive.

Whatever he needs now I can do.

The haystacks are shrinking.  I’ve been loading out two to three sometimes four customers a day.  So we are making it.

“Please be careful, Terry!”  I pled with him.

He just smiled at me and said: “To quote our neighbor, Darrel —‘Farming makes me happy’!”  With that he carefully climbed into the tractor and was off.

So while he is out there enjoying himself (with a huge smile–like the sun breaking forth into that golden light we all so love, I might add) I am saying prayers to his guardian angel….a most overworked being.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




I Fit the Weather—Thursday, June 11, 2015

Roses-1Sorry, today I am a tad under-the-weather.  I woke-up with a bad headache and a bad arm ache.  I can’t seem to shake it.

Orange-3Even after taking a short nap I’m still a wee knocked out.  I hope to get better today.  I better, since our Craig kids are coming on Saturday.  🙂

They are coming to take Linkin to church camp for a week and to bring us Blade for the week.  It is also Linkin’s 11th birthday. The whole family will only be with us overnight—but I do want to feel well enough to enjoy them.


I plan on being back in good shape tomorrow.  After all it’s Friday with Boomer AND I need to bake a gluten-free birthday cake for a special little girl.

Your friend,