Winter is Starting to Age and Spring Springing Forth —- Monday April 17, 2023

The alfalfa is growing rapidly now

The grass field is showing perfect clumps of grass


Very soon Terry will mark these fields out (three alfalfa fields and one grass) and we start the water on them.

The only thing we are waiting on is for the canals to fill.

Then we begin; twice a day, every day for the rest of Spring, Summer, and middle of Fall, irrigation!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Weather People are Saying: ‘SNOW Coming to Us Starting Monday’!, Sunday, March 19, 2023

They say—

That more of this is coming in

O! Please!

Let all of this

Be just a memory—-

Until next year—

in November through February.

Please let genuine Spring Begin!

Storm clouds forming!  Sigh!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




A Wee Break in the Storms — Wednesday, March 15, 2023

We are in-between storms.

The sunshine is crisp and delightful

The mud is starting to firm.

But——–another round of storms is heading in here again.


From my heart to your world,


The Light Is Changing — Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Spring really is coming—-really really it is

Instead of pink just before the sun sets

The sky turns purple.

Tranquil, purple whispers of Spring.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Earth Smells Cold (but Sweet) —- Thursday, February 23, 2023

We are melting—all the beautiful wonderful exciting to see icicles, have fallen

Sliding off the roof in large thudding sheets

Mud is starting to manifest and ICE!  Lots and lots of ice.

Although, the drifts are still thick and heavy in places

The shadows fling across the lawn; colored in blue.  Perfect for a cold winter’s day.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In the Chill Deep Breaths of Winter — Wednesday, February 8, 2023

That mysterious sweetness

Of February’s Full Moon

Shinning eloquently

Over the farm—blessing us…all of us.

You and me and everyone.

From my heart to your world,


From Northern Illinois — Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hi Linda.

I was listening to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game this evening when I noticed the sun was sneaking out to the West. There were still the dark rain clouds to the South. I figured I better go take a look to the East.


WOW!  A double rainbow!

Thank you ever so much from me and everyone who reads my blog!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Wind Came Again and Again and Again — Monday, May 9, 2022

We are having HUGE wind storms

Dirt fills the air, the sky, and our eyes

It blows fast enough, and hard enough that I almost tip over into the ditches several times

It ruffled the hen’s feathers—in general giving all us headaches.

Gradually it dies down (to return tomorrow)

Gradually we are waking up to truly warmer days full of sunshine!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Wednesday —Step Three, Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Step Three—On the Land

Once the headgate is opened, Dad and Mom have forked out all the ditches in use, then it’s time to start the water into the fields.

Water is never, ever wasted.  It goes into one field and runs to the bottom of that field in a small ditch, which takes the water to another field.

This goes on until the last field of the farm,

then that water goes back into the canal to go to other farms along the way.

This happens over and over and over again until the water winds up in the Colorado River.

Water is never wasted ever!

We move to step four—keep watching this place for more interesting information about the backbone of our Farm! (and wonderful photos of ME!)

TLC Cai-Cai