This Day Spells Winter’s End —- Tuesday, March 5, 2019

After a long, long morning of deep dripping clouds

The wind pushed and shoved and tumbled the clouds and moisture away

Away, away to the east whereby the time the sun started setting

The utter hopelessness and weariness of winter was no more

Then the gentle sky and the soggy earth spoke of melting snow and the promise to come of

SPRING’s Brightness.

This morning the sun has foretold the end of WINTER!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



A Snowy Sunday in Ouray, Colorado—-Monday, March 5, 2018

Not wanting to ‘do’ anything really.  Terry and I headed up to the Ouray Hot spring Pool, in Ouray, Colorado.

When got there at 1:30 in the afternoon, but 2:30 it was snowing…by 3:30 we decided we had better take our snow covered heads and go get dry and head home.

I forgot to take a photo of the life guards in complete snow suit and ski googles, or the snow coming down so hard you couldn’t even see the pool…but I did get

the snow as we drove back home.

We drove through snow, until Montrose, then rain around Olathe, by the time we got home.  Nothing.

Just clouds and the setting sun.

It was stunning!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Last Cow Count—Sunday, March 5, 2017


There are over half now, of little babies on the ground.  At least 50 (fifty) visible calves on Friday, more on Saturday—around 60 on last count.

calves-and-cowsSo many it’s hard to keep tabs on who has been counted and who hasn’t!

playingOur fields, hills, dales, and farm roads are full of cavorting new little ones.

the-herd-grows-2It is now time for the herd to gather up and move down the hill from us.   Farming starts tomorrow!  Mr. Davis and his daughters and his wife will all arrive on horses and a horse trailer.  The trailer is for the brand new little ones who can’t walk far.

Momma cows are very smart and will know exactly where their baby is.  Once everyone arrives at the next pasture the momma cows will immediately find their calf and trot off with it.  (One way is the Mom keep mooing and hollering the whole time, so the little one knows her voice and where to find her.  The calf also answers, so the Mom is well aware of where her child is.)

Although, they won’t go very far, not even half-a-mile— brand new little ones must have time to develop strength in their legs to walk for great distances.

Calf season is quickly drawing to a close.  What joy they bring me to brighten the long days of late winter.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Finishing the Winter Chores–Thursday, March 5, 2015

Terry and I are finishing work on the other house…it’s been a process, but we are almost done.

Work-on-the-other-house  Yesterday Terry had to crawl under the house to work on some stuff under there.  Before he even could begin he had to dig out a tunnel.   Together, we finally got a pathway over to the old duct work; he dug and I hauled. Gradually we made a tunnel big enough to get from here to there and everywhere so the work that needs to be done under there can be done.

Today we will finish hanging the sheetrock in the kitchen.  Then we will continue work on the conversion of a unused room into a very nice usable room–a possible extra bedroom.

While working on all this I kept hearing a very unusual bird song…

Towhee-1Finally I saw the lone little bird calling to me—

Towhee-2It was a Towhee!  I (personally) have never seen a Towhee.  I don’t know if this one was blown off course or if we have them all the time. It sure was a friendly little feathered bird.

Towhee-3He/she would hop close to where I was walking, then fly a short distance away from me. I didn’t see another or even a small flock, just this one.

Sure made my work go fast…

Your friend,