Sometimes I Think I am Un-Raveling —Thursday, March 10, 2022

Then I got an email, from a very long, long-time blog reader and wonderful friend.

“I am sending you a book”, she wrote among other kind and loving words.

IT CAME!

I love Mary Oliver’s poems!

Love them!

Thank you so much CRay!

We might (you and I) un-ravel once in a while.  As Mary Oliver says so beautifully.

Being in and of the earth is healing.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

A Wee Walk-About — Wednesday, March 10, 2021

While the farmwork goes on

I took a wee walkabout

Looking for birds (this photo was taken when we still had snow)

The Canada Geese are leaving our area also

They rest in the evening, then lift their mighty wings into the sky come morning

Birds, I love taking photos of birds!

I can never seem to get good ones when they are resting

(Searching for dinner)

Although, I did get a ‘still’ of this Red-Shafted Flicker, while it picked up seeds at my feeder.

Getting the photo was a huge delight!

Spring work, winter birds…it won’t be long now until we start to see SPRING BIRDS!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

Day Three — Creating the Pipe, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Bright and early the operator of the trimming and fusing machine arrived on our farm

This is a fascinating machine—it trims the pipe (we have six pipes to trim) then fuses the pipes together in a weld which will never come undone —or so we were told.

Since we had the black pipe stored in the goat corral, the trusty backhoe lifted up one pipe at a time (as needed)

Which was then placed into the fusing machine.  First, the machine trimmed all the rough edges off of the pipe (see the black bits laying on the white box). The digital information stopped the trimming when everything was perfectly smooth and equal.

The pipe was pushed a short way through and the next pipe was placed in the machine to be trimmed to perfection.

Once it was perfect the two pipes were pushed together and heat applied.  It took 9 minutes to fuse the two ends together

The truck was attached to the first pipe to help move the growing pipe stay straight

Until all six pipes were fused together

Then it  was time to move the pipe into the corrals (in preparation to line up to the newly created tile line)

The backhoe moved the pipe little by little.  The goal is to move the pipe under that further corral fence.

 

Then the pipe had to be straightened out

Once it got straightened out

They started pulling the pipe through the horse corral, into the goat corral, and toward the new ditch/tile line

There!  All set to pull through.

But by this time it was late in the day and everyone was tired, tired, tired.

We begin again Tomorrow.

See you in the morning!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

I Saw a Western Meadow Lark —- Sunday, March 10, 2019

I saw a Western Meadow Lark,Western Meadowlark Breeding adult a bird I just love to see and hear. That is a photo off the All About Birds web site, but I wanted you to see what one looks like! 🙂

I thought I heard one the other day, but today I actually saw one

Even though the storm clouds are playing with us

The spring birds are coming back!

Spring is coming…for certain and for sure!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Cow Check—-Thursday, March 10, 2016

Alfalfa-frield-GoneThe cows are ever so calm.  Terry started working the alfalfa field (he is ripping here) and they didn’t even move. (Shows how much we and Davis’ are with them. :0  )

RippingThe Mom’s loved hanging in the field eating the turned up roots.

Rolling-!The little ones didn’t even run from the big loud noisy machine. (Probably because the Mom’s didn’t run or holler at the kids to RUN! :0  )  (Here Terry is rolling)

Rolling-1So Terry had to either get out and make them move or work around them.

CalmCalm, calm calm.

LunchThat evening Terry, Boomer and I rode through the cows on our evening check…There was a BRAND NEW little one just eating lunch.

HurryNow THIS mom decided she didn’t want to have her little one subjected to two noisy four-wheelers…she took off at a run. The little one had to struggle to keep up, but it did.

The-BabysitterAt the Upper End we ran into one of the ‘babysitter’ cows…she had 8 little ones she was watching.

It won’t be long now before Mr. Davis comes and gets his cows and moves them onto his ranch, just below our farm…about a mile away.

Until he comes…I’m going to enjoy every minute of the time we have left with them.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The big nasty cold storm blew itself away last night and left us with a sunny (:)) day.  The dogs went out as soon as the sun came up…they were ready.

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Looking around I saw green

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Everywhere

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Little bits starting up

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and the promise of tulips not far off!

Green-5JOY! JOY! JOY!

Linda