The Return of Winter—-Thursday, May 18, 2017

We went from summer-like weather

To radically dropping temperatures and snow!

All within one day!  Yesterday the little hummingbirds sucked the feeders dry and I refilled them twice in one day.  Look at that poor wet little thing.

Wet and cold.

Today is a continuation of yesterday, then by tomorrow this winter storm will gradually move out to replaced with much warmer weather by Sunday.

Sure is a bad deal.

Our hope is the crops make it through…the hay was just starting to bloom, the corn up, my garden and flowers all planted….

Only time will tell.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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Gifts from Nature—Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My first gift from nature  is a new bird to my feeders!  I am so excited!

Sharpened A Western Tanager!  I’ve never seen one here before.  The website says they are woodland birds.  It just may be passing through.  Only time will tell.

BearThe bears are back.  A mom bear (sow) and one cub have been spotted (several times) just below our farm…running along the fence line.  Another bear has been bothering a bee hive over about two miles from us.

Moon-in-Tree

Saturday is the first day of May’s Full Moon…this year it is a Blue Moon complete with a sighting of Mars!!!  You can read all about it here! 

Full Moons

I hope the sky is clear for you, wherever you might be!  To see the bright, bright light of the moon and the red planet Mars will be a gift of a lifetime!

Love,

Linda

Coming Soon—Monday, May 18, 2015

Cold-Snap-1Gosh, are you getting tired of this old song?  I sure am.  Another sever storm is due in here tonight.

CS1The sky never lies…a sun dog appeared as we were changing water in the alfalfa field, beautiful and prophetic.   Back home I checked the weather station and, sure enough, rain, wind, and snow heading our way. The good thing is it’s an over-night sort of deal then followed by some cooler weather.

Thankfully I still have some wood for the woodstove, not lots, but, hopefully enough!

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So far everything is looking good in my yard and on the farm, the cactus hill covered with blooms

1A trip out to the edge is always a treat …I just love these White-stemmed Evening Primrose..the weather has been perfect for them.

Since another storm is heading our way, Terry has decided to wait to fertilize and start the water on the pinto bean ground.  This is the last irrigation on the alfalfa, then it will be time to cut it.  We will need a week or two of lovely warm sunshine when that happens.

Off now to load up DRY wood and put it under the carport.  I hope each and everyone of you have a lovely day,

Your friend,

Linda