Romeo Comes for an Extended Stay—-Monday, March 13, 2017

Yesterday Romeo decided to come to “Grammy and Grandpa’s” for a visit.  He left his home and trotted his little (BIG) self all the way over to beg for carrots, horse treats and a sugar mint.  (I know we spoil him. 🙂  Mainly for just this reason.  If he gets out of his pen, or he decides to leave his yard, or for whatever reason, he WILL head to us.

His mom wasn’t far behind this time.  She had stopped to shut a gate—it was one of those wire gates that must either be laid down or leaned up along the other fence.  While Shannon was busy….Romeo came for some horse treats.

 Terry mentioned that the cows didn’t clean up some of the ditch banks very well; with a little fencing effort Romeo could come up here and eat to his heart’s content.

So now it is a fact…Romeo has come for an extended visit—a perfect feast for him and slicked up ditch banks for us!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Today I go to the museum.  I have found that I am guarding my time jealously for my ‘volunteer job’ at the museum.  It is something I enjoy that much.  I should finish up the journals of Mr. Ash today and get to start on some other absorbing project.

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Terry is now plowing.  All spring work is right on time…we always start the second week in March.  This year is normal.

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We still don’t know the water situation, but everyone is getting ready anyway.  Although, only 60% of the ground every farmer farms is only what is getting ready. (Did that make sense?)

If the water situation improves then everyone can plant more…we have until the middle of May to plant… until then we move forward with just the 60%.

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The soil is turning good, just the right amount of moisture.

Old corn ground must be either burned off-then disked, then plowed,  or grazed down/disked up/ and then plowed.  We are NOT fans of burning….we believe in turning the plants over to improve the soil…manure is another great way improve soil  (We are still of the old school 🙂  )

This weekend Mr. Davis will remove the cows.  Then I will be cow-less again for another year.

So another day begins…our night got down to about 22* but today we are predicted to head up into the 60s.

Spring is finally here!

Linda