The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Adventures, Invaded by a BIG Machine, May 27, 2022

I was finally outside running free, free, free!

I checked here

And there

And over here

Then back behind here

Down the road

Behind the grain bins.

I was just turning around to head back to the house for



I heard a ROAR!

Not just a roar, but


It scared me so bad I ran under some weeds next to Dad’s tractor shed

The ROAR got louder and louder


I made myself as small as I could get—keeping my eyes peeled on the sound

Then out backed Dad and the tractor

OH! Yes! The TRACTOR! 

The scary thing that lives on the farm

Well, one of the scary things

Dad has five tractors—FIVE!  And they are all huge, green, with giant tires that could smash a cat flat and LOUD!

I mean LOUD!

I slunk way down to the ground where I got so flat I was part of the ground.

Then I waited there.  All still and tiny and flat.

As I watched, Dad fueled up the loud tractor, then headed toward the equipment area

That means the tractor, the VERY LOUD tractor has to go right by my hiding spot.

I made myself flatter and flatter


Dad is gone!

I jumped up—all fluffy and my full size again—and dashed away, away from the tractor shed and all those potentially



As I was dashing away I saw Mom come out of the Backdoor—

MOM! I yelled.

WAIT!  I need breakfast!

Mom waited.

Swooped me up, gave me a kiss on my kitty nose, and put me in the house

Where I got BREAKFAST!

Purrrr, purr, purr

TLC Cai-Cai

Spring Full of Lovely Tender Music—Wednesday, May 27, 2020

I came, with a camera, stalking a wee little bird resting on a fence post top

The lift of wings, the second I was noticed

Then away, away….up into the tree where I couldn’t see it anymore.

From my world to your heart,


We Live in Hope —-Monday, May 27, 2019

The wind picked up yesterday

Becoming a menace by the end of the day.

Then the weather cooled down rapidly…going from 82* to 72* (27c – -13c)  within 60 minutes

The wind shrieked,

and pelted us with little shards of dust

Late, late into the evening, all the little hummingbirds feasted at the feeders, trying desperately to fill up– to stay warm, before the thunderstorms arrive today.

This winter storm is to be in here for three days, but…

Maybe if I am lucky I will get to see a rainbow!

That will be really special.

I took this photo years ago at our home town cemetery.  
I think it is still appropriate even today.


Today we remember.

All those who cared for us and our way of life.

Allowing us to live in hope.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Eyes Ready for Wonders—-Sunday, May 27, 2018

We took a wee trip.  Over the Uncompahgre Plateau (just behind our house) to the west end of Montrose County…into the towns of Nucla, Naturita, and Norwood.

We traveled across the Uncompahgre Plateau to the base of the Lone Cone guarding the hills, vales, and towns from it’s majestic view there in the sky.

We have been hearing how terribly horribly dry everything was on the plateau, so we took off for a five-hour-round-trip drive (with a nice lunch in Ridgway, Colorado)

Oh…it is sooooooo dry up there.  So very dry.  The green grass, which should be green, just isn’t.  It looks like October grass all brown and crinkly.

The ponds, sloughs, ditches, and reservoirs are dry. Nothing there, accept possibly a puddle.

It’s all so scary.

The west side of the Uncompahgre Plateau looks much better than our side.  It is greener, the wild berries are blooming and the trees starting to put on new leaves.  There are even some ponds with water in them.

As we grew closer to the San Juan Mountain range we saw snow still on them—so there is hope for those living in that area.

If we start to get rain it will help.  Then next winter’s snow (as much as I don’t care for winter, it is an important source of water) needs to fall early, thickly and very often.

Only time will tell.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,







Near and Far—Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rainbow from Sara


Yesterday was “one of those days”…I felt like I was drug through a knot hole, then stomped on after I was pushed the hole, flung out the window and the left in the thunder and rain.  I was glad when the day ended.

Just plain glad.

This morning is ever so much better!

Checking my email I had this lovely rainbow gift from Count Chocula and Sara I needed this!

A-welcome-Rainbow-1There was also one for me right here, across the field just waiting for me.

I had to remind myself…it all gets better with time.  My mother was so right.  She always said to me:  “Everything always works out for the best, if you just let it”.

And it does.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,