As the Stars Wheel Through the Heavens —- Thursday, May 4, 2020

And the moon grows from fat, to thin, then to nothing, and back again to fat

The sun —- our sun–that amazing orb lights up the sky.

The sun’s light thrusts itself upon the earth

Wrapping it’s light/rays/heat all around us

A loving and caring gift providing life.

Always, always speaking to the heart of every living thing upon the earth

Sending showers of sun rays through all the clouds

Taking away feelings of despair and melancholy

Shimmering in the sky

While the seasons turn,

A gift only the sun can give,

After chasing away the moon

The stars

And those fading worrisome dreams

and horrid thoughtsafter long sleepless nights.

Thank Heaven and the God(s) above for the sun and a new day!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

That Musical Sound of Water —- Monday, May 4, 2020

Some of our fields are irrigated by gated pipe

We have two different types of pipe, both are gated.

This means there are little gates cut into the pipe which are opened and closed as needed

The gated pipe sounds like a really nice way to go.  No dipping into the water, no setting up of dams..just open or close the gate.

But, even things that seem like a gift in reducing the workload; has its drawbacks.

In this case TRASH!

Trash is a problem in all the ditches, (we have trash cleaners, but sometimes the wind blows in the trash after the trash cleaner has done its work.

Sooooo….here you are looking at a gate all plugged up with trash..stopping the water.

We come along and clean out the trash.  Sometimes the trash is a stick or corn cob–those things get really, really, stuck.  They are very hard to get out.  Gradually, working and working our fingers into the little gate we can break up the item and force it out through the hole.

It takes time, but it can be done.

In a siphon ditch, a person just lifts the trash out with a shovel. 🙂

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

We are Here Together—-Thursday, May 4, 2017

The mail brought me my new router yesterday.  I was so excited.  I only had to to clip in this and that and I was good to go!

Not only that, but I was able to finish up all my spring cleaning of the house, get one of the sheds cleaned up, AND I found one more railroad tie….I just need one more and my flower beds will be done!

The sunset last night was exhilarating–echoing loudly within the sky…creating a muted rush within me—making me feel light on my feet.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

The World Paused—-Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Yesterday was a good day, the air was warm, the sun shone, and the clouds started drifting away.

Orange-Glow-2As the sun sat it seemed as if the world and the sky and even the air stood still–breathless, it seemed.

The birds paused in their evening song as if waiting.

Orange-glowThe sunset started out as a small apricot glow, then gradually burst into a brilliance untold. The shadows seemed to grow darker and deeper in seconds as the sky blazed with perfect point of balance of light before dark.

For just a tiny moment in time I felt like I could feel that wonderful heartbeat of Mother Earth and Father Sky’s answering echo.

From my world to your Heart

Linda

A Race—Monday, May 4, 2015

You are all heard the old adage:  ” a race against time” I am sure.  We are in a race against weather.  Thunderstorms and light rain are predicated for this afternoon and tomorrow.  Therefore, the planting of the corn is in a rush stage.  Terry is planting the last field today.  First he rips open the ground, lets it dry for two hours, goes back in and plants.

Sun-8But by the end of the day he will have every little seed of corn in the ground and starting to sprout.  The other two fields are already planted.  If the rain holds off (rain will crust the ground and make it hard —we are mostly clay here—for the little sprouts to poke their heads above the soil)  Terry will then get out there and harrow off the hilled part of the rows, making soft soil for the sprouts to come up through.

Today I must go work in the corrals for a spell then I’m going to WEED MY OWN YARD! I’m so excited!

Thank you everyone for stopping by, it’s always nice to touch base with friends!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,

Linda