A Good Sign — Friday, May 14, 2021

After a visit to our family Doctor, where some thyroid medication prescribed and now started

And a ‘you are going to be fine from now on out’ from the operating Dr.

Terry (although very weak) said:  “Enough of this.”

He went out, hooked up the Mormon Creaser, and made a round in the newly planted field.

Every little bit of “desire”, “determination”, and “will”  helps propel heal and healing forward.

Thank you, each and every one of you, for your thoughts and prayers.  They have worked and are still working.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Down a Crooked Road — Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Things are still dark and miserable.

I want to thank you, each and everyone for your comments, your emails, and your cards.

Please don’t be upset with me if I don’t get you answered back.  I am reading everything, but on my phone, and I find it hard to type on such little keys.

Terry is still not doing well.  Scary times.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Memory of Winter’s Chill —- Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Sunday night a huge wind/potential rainstorm came rolling into our area.

Monday the sky was heavy with low clouds and the air sharp enough to make a person think of January.

The weather people said rain, but (right here) we didn’t see any.

Just smothering dust.

Hopefully, we will start to warm up again.  I’m ready for the winter and it’s chill to just be a memory.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Corner Turned — Monday, May 10, 2021

It’s been intense the last several days


But, after four trips to the Emergency Room,

A three day stay in the hospital

Lots and lots of tests

Finally, the last Doctor called for the right test

The surgeon arrived—the pain conquered.

We are now home.

Healing is the next step.


Both of us.

The stress level is gone, the despair pulling both of us into an abyss of worry and fear—over!

Thank heavens!

After all the farm, the yard, and my life…all run on Terry. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



No More Rippling in the Wind — Monday, May 3, 2021

I looked out the kitchen window and saw…

My clothesline has fallen over!

It’s supposed to look like this

Now it looks like this

I ran out and got my bedspread and gave a good look at the base of the pole.

Rotted off.

Oh.  Well, it can be fixed.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


To My Surprise — Thursday, April 29, 2021

On a wee walk-about with Mindy…she was more intent on staying ahead of me than seeing that cute little bird.

(Which I was very grateful for. 🙂 )

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In the Brilliant Morning Sunshine —Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This handsome fellow is often seen.   This part of the farm is HIS.

There are at least three more males in different areas of the farm, but I don’t always see them when I am out and about.

I haven’t seen his ‘girl’ or ‘girls’, but I’m sure they are there.  🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



A Tiny News Report — Water, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Our area—not just where we live and farm

But our whole area, everything below the Grand Mesa, areas fed from the Gunnison River and the Uncompahgre River

Are being rationed for irrigation water.

Some places have already been told they will have NO water and domestic water is also being monitored

You see there has not been enough snow in the mountains for the last two years (longer in some areas)

The snow this year will melt into the ground and fill the underground lakes and streams and possibly the lakes and reservoirs

Hopefully the lakes and reservoirs.

The water managers have begun rationing…

It’s early…very early…usually rationing doesn’t start until the heat of summer.

Water—-it’s on everyone’s lips. A nagging concern in the back of everyone’s mind. And constant management on all farms with all farmers.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



And The Wind Carries On and On and On —Monday, April 26, 2021

The wind is back…great sweeps of gusts up to 50 mph…

It beats everything in its path to pulp

I have always been a person who likes wind, but this year it’s been a tad trying.

Although I know we need the wind to stir the sap in the trees and bushes and to melt the snow

(Caught on the game camera 🙂  )

I’ll be glad when the heavy beating wind changes into broad swathes of gentle puffs of soft breezes.

Soon, maybe soon.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Did We Leave Spring and Return to Winter? —- Wednesday, April 21, 2021

It’s cold again…fire in the woodstove cold

Miserable out on the ditch bank cold

Cold enough there is ice on the running water

Which is very cold.   Our breath smokes and plumes in the air.

The wind has been a huge mess, days of it…blowing gusts of 40 m.p.h.

I keep hoping soon…very soon we will settle into a soft and lovely Spring.

Soon!  Please!

From my heart to your world,