All in a Day’s Work —- Wednesday, August, 9, 2017

The pinto beans are setting on and starting to fill out —harvest will be sometime in September

Since we leave all our windows open day and night, the house smells like fresh mown hay.  Third cutting…  time is passing quickly now

While Terry mowed the hay I mowed my lawn…it was in dire need of my attention! 🙂

Yesterday we hauled in gravel and spread it on the long, long lane from the farmyard to the road….also putting down gravel in the farm yard itself

Then the thing I hate to do worse than anything….is getting Terry out of a tight spot.

He went over to make a ditch, got stuck…I had to come over and pull him out…

When he is in a ditch like this I’m always afraid I will pull him ‘wrong’ and cause the tractor to tip over.

When I was young our neighbor did tip over and it killed him.   Then (when our kids were grown) Terry’s good friend was working on one of his ditches when his tractor tipped over and killed him.

Scary stuff…working on wet ditches!

Finally we made it to the end of the day…the water changed for the last time until first light.


It was time to watch a little TV, rest a spell before bed. to relax.

Boomer lay down beside my chair, while I worked on a needlepoint canvas.

The day finally …. finally coming to an end.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Monday, September 30, 2013

The Last Day of September the year 2013  (30 days hath September –April, June, and November).


Although, the morning’s have been very frosty (that is frost on the grass)


The days are warming up nicely, even to the point I can open the windows and pretend it is still Summer.  The Daily View taken at 4 O’clock in the afternoon is still looking very nice.

Harvest is going on strong for the pinto beans, onions, and the end of the silage.  The frost has taken the weight/moisture out of the ensilage corn, but it still has to be chopped and packed into the pits.


Another storm is due in Friday therefore causing everyone to work diligently in hopes of getting done, or at least as much as possible done before it hits.

We are waiting for the corn to reach the perfect amount of dryness before we must begin our corn harvest.  We are thinking around the third week of October, but only time will tell.

I’m off now to help Terry work on our oldest Daughter’s wood stove.  Then we will work on the getting the corn combine ready for harvest.  After those two things are in place I hope to get my lawn mowed.  In many ways fall is just as busy, if not more so than spring.

Your friend on the farm,