When Least Expected —- Thursday, June 30, 2022

I just love this spot

Ah…toasty on the toes

Warm sun on the feathers

Fluff, ruffle, settle

Yes, I think I’ll—

Settle down for a wee warm

SCRAM! This is MINE!!!

(Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda )


The Challenge —- Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We worked all day Monday on loading up the dirt from the

settling pond

The pond is a mile from our farm

From 8-5, no stops in-between.

Thankfully there was no wind, or rain, only sun.

From morning (5 a.m.) until dark (9:30 p.m.)  we were on the go; irrigation the first and last thing of the day.

We’ll have another ‘haul dirt day’ later this summer. 🙂

Now onto something else.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


I Sometimes Wonder — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It’s been hot here of late, hot with a hot wind; a hot continuous wind

But that is not what I have been wondering about

I’ve been wondering about our world,

And for sure the crazy, frenzied, over-the-top actions going on in our nation

The anger, the destruction, the need to —- ?

Makes me think we are repeating a very old theme in history—

(This is the moon 🙂 )

That theme of gain and cost.  The desire to broaden command over valuable resources

at which (at the very same time) those same resources we are all absolutely reliant on as essentials.

I hope we have (not) now entered a time of unstoppable cultural fracturing.

I often think of Liebig’s law, of the ‘law of the minimum” 

Which is deceptively simple: our limits are set, not by the maximum of necessary things, but by the minimum which is available.

Just a short trip the grocery store points that out to me in glaring shards of light

It’s thought-provoking

While I ponder this in an off and on manner.  Saturday evening we had rain

No matter how tight vital supplies are, how hard they are to get, how expensive they are to purchase — and how angry and over-the-top destructive things become—-there is always hope!

From my heart to your world,


P.S.  Please don’t write to me scathing comments about how wrong I am and I need to get my head out of the sand, or other mean things. Ugly never produces positive feelings. Therefore, I won’t approve your comment for I do like to live my life in hope.

Hugs to each and every one of you!



I Asked Terry—Sunday, June 30, 2019

If he missed farming

He said no.

That he still had lots to do out on the outer reaches, the edges of the farm


The pastures are easier to keep and the management of the pastures is much less time consuming, (those little round dots were the bugs flying in the air as we drove through the pasture–I was hoping to get them on camera, but they only showed up as dots.)

But here is a little thing I notice

Ever so often, in a random sort of way

He talks about what he wants to plant next year…

Which fields will hold corn, what field will be a new alfalfa field

So I wonder…is there longing or planning going on.

Either way works for me.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Summer-Tuesday, June 30, 2015

dThe evening skies are just lovely…the colors warm and dramatic

fSometimes the colors even look hot, although it is cooling down by sunset.

My 4-wheeler is broke, the part comes in today.  It will be nice to have it back…walking in the heat is rather ‘smashing’…you come back home feeling two feet tall.  🙂

Enjoy your days and evening, my friends!

Your friend,




Warmth for Winter — June 30, 2014

Terry and I have been hauling wood for winter fires.

Heart-4We have three more large box pick-up loads to go then we should be set for those dreary, long, miserable, horrid, nasty, bitter, ugly cold months. (I guess by this sentence you get the impression that I hate winter. 🙂 )

We are hauling pine beetle killed trees…nothing alive, only downed or standing dead tree.

We gather the firewood on Friday’s, which pretty much zonks me for Saturday.  We were both wondering, after this last load, if we can keep this up for several more years or not.  I guess we will just have to have it delivered, if and when that time comes.

(Although, NOW we do have the propane furnace fixed so we have a very expensive back-up if we need it.)


While tossing and sorting I happened to look up and see a very cool site!


A HEART!  I’m going to save this little gift of love and put it some place rather cool in my garden!

Clouds-3A gift of love from nature!

Your friend on a farm!