Moving Right Along —- Sunday, January 23, 2022

We have the shingles off

And started putting down the boards.

Come Monday —- “If the Good Lord is will’n and the Creek don’t rise”, we will have the tar paper on, and the metal roof.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Tackling a Much Needed Job — Thursday, January 20, 2022

The tractor shed (the oldest building in our place) needed a new roof.

So, Monday, Terry and I started the process of removing all the tiles, and the nails. (Yes, I help.)

It was a wee bit of a mess (like this wind-strewn mess of corn leaves)

But we are making it.  Soon we will add on the sheeting, the tar paper, and the new metal roofing.

Then we will tackle the new garage doors and add some new windows.

There is a deep sense of peace in repairing old buildings.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Adventures of Fuzzy and Boomer on Friday — Boomer Checks In

We had several days of rain awhile back, but so far we have been having clear, warm days, the kind that makes Fall just perfect.

I’ve been busy soaking up the sun and the heat…I rather like to sunbathe all the time, well, except in the Summer…that more like baking and I don’t like to bake.

Fuzzy and I checked out the corn for Dad…he was getting corn samples in all the fields to see if it is time to start combining….we ran clear to the deer wallow, scared up the buck.  Dad yelled at us because NOW if the deer run through the corn it will be knocked down.

Oh, yes…the corn is dry…after Dad and Kelly get the roof on the house Dad will start combining…next week —-Fuzzy and I think.

We will see.

The people who share the west fence with us let their renter put in heifers yesterday…there still isn’t a fence there, so Dad had to talk to renter about the fence line…

The renter is going to put up an electric fence.

And electric fence is made of small steel posts and a thin strand of wire.

It’s called an electric fence because it’s hooked up to a battery that is solar powered.  I’m not sure how it works but this I know for sure….if you keep your tail up real high and you are wagging it because you are happy and you go under the electric fence….


Fuzzy and I decided to not hang around, there were better things to find out than listening to fence talk.

Like always there is so much stuff to learn out there.

Dad sold the jeep so we got to bark Matt all the way down the lane and then bark him over to the jeep, then bark him back down the lane.

That was FUN!

We barked in the postman, (he always gives us dog cookies) the UPS Guy…he is always grouchy he says he doesn’t like dogs, Matt for the jeep and Kelly (several times).

We have been really busy with helping people in and out of our farm.

Blade came over and helped with the roofing job, (he really hung out with Hank and me.)

Fuzzy doesn’t much hang out with the kids; he hangs with Mom ALL THE TIME!

So as you see it’s been a really nice week!

Now the sun is just right; I feel a nap coming on.