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,


With Large Swooshing Wings —- Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The cranes are leaving now. They stop by in the evening

Then lift up into the sky

Joining with others pointed North every morning.

Good-bye big birds!

Come again this next winter!

We will be waiting for you!


A Buoyant Shape in the Atmosphere — Monday, March 15, 2021

Thursday evening I had gone out to bring Terry in from the fields; I walked back Watching the cheerful and energetic flocks of the Sandhill Cranes

and the gleaming  sun lowering behind the Uncompahgre Plateau

When I noticed a sudden ray of light; rainbow colors brightening the chill of the sky.

A cacophony of colors announcing a Sundog!

True to the Sundog’s prediction…Sunday we woke to a very wet skiff of snow and much, much colder weather. With a horrid cold wind.

But it didn’t last.  Not this time of year.

And it brought moisture to the dry ground. Which is all very good.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Under the Lash of a March Rain —- Sunday, March 15, 2020

The trees are showing glorious signs of starting to bud out

Even though the air was dripping, wet, and ever so cold Friday

The trees gave off such a beautiful sigh of joy

Who cares that the earth became sodden

There is a hint of spring and summer out there in the fields

Tender little shoots

which need the life-giving moisture.

The road looks nice.  Although, it will settle over-time.  Right now a person would not know we had it torn up just a few days ago.

And, even though you stand in the heart of the field, once more, you would never know a tile line runs under it and was dug up and repaired not so long ago.

Of course, those spots will settle and be a wee bit of problem this first year, but by next year the scar will be healed.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Lulling Drug call Contentment—-Thursday, March 15, 2018

On these amazingly nice March spring days, with the Canadian Geese and the Sand hill Cranes winging their way over-head —- going back north to their breeding grounds–Terry and I and

that little beagle helper, took up all the late winter repair work, getting things in place for water to appear on the land.    One day we repaired some gateways to culverts,

Then we went down to Shannon’s and cleaned up all the trash, which had accumulated over the winter.

Moved her fifth-wheel camper into her yard and off the farm

We helped Paul

Load up the landscaping rocks he wanted for his place

In exchange he helped us

Move the feed bunk to a better spot in the corrals.

These rich days are actually tranquil…full of productive work,

the quiet accomplish of jobs well done, bodies tired enough that sleep comes rich and deep.

This is where happiness begins and continues,

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




One Field Finished with the Second Step — Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Terry has finished rolling one field…there are many more field  to work , but this one is finished with the plowing and the rolling.

This is what plowed ground looks like —all lumpy and bumpy

And here is what it looks like after being rolled.  There are several more steps to go before we can start water and then plant.  (Terry wet plants…the seeds come up faster and they come up all at once, that way.)

It’s always a good feeling to get one step done and ready for the next step!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Moving On—Sunday, March 15, 2015

The cows are starting to move out…Mr. Davis took the Mom’s who still have not had their babies on down to another pasture.  Monday the older calves and Moms will go—- by the end of week we will be cow-less.

UPThen today right after lunch the little grand girls and Mom-Mom leave for Craig, Colorado.

I’ve had a really nice weekend, Mom-Mom helped my oldest daughter and myself with our volunteer job… Walking the dogs at the CAWS Rescue Center in Delta, Colorado.


Next weekend is our son-in-law in Grand Junction, Colorado’s birthday.  Our whole family (including the Craig family) will be going to a birthday bash at their house on Sunday.  So I get to have everyone home again.

The cows I will have to visit with next February!  🙂

Tomorrow farming (for us) starts full-time!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,