In the Short Day’s Light —-Thursday, November 28, 2019

Our days, of each and every year;

Proceed as an amazing gift

The gratefulness of continued good health

The joy of truly getting to live our own personal dream

With the untold blessing of having very few wants

And the skills and ability to fix or create, if needed.

I have so much to be grateful for

My heart runs over!

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you, my friends!

You are very much a blessing within my every day!

And, if you do not celebrate, this United States Holiday…I wish for you a wonder-filled day in your daily life!

From My Heart to Your World,


In the Ribbon of Light—Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Yesterday was cold, the snow clouds were thick and heavy and the wind sharp

All of the tubes are now picked up and put to bed

We worked steadily all afternoon

We are now ready for the cows!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Stillness—Tuesday, November 28, 2017

We have a quarter of a moon right now…casting moonshadows through clouds scudding across the dark glittering surface called Sky

The fox kit looks very grown…the night camera caught him alert and watchful—listening in the quiet crisp air–he or she is very beautiful, I do believe

As the clouds crossed the moon he slunk away

Joined by his Mom…or a mate, I am not sure. (the tiny dots of lights are over the hill from us—are houses.)

Stillness clung to the earth as the sun started to rise

The day has begun

Still a little gift…while loading firewood the buck who likes to live behind the Tilehouse lifted himself up out of the canal just a few feet away from me traveling quickly down the corral road and into the back corn field.

Thankfully I was there and got to see him.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Remodeling —- Monday, November 28, 2016

We are still working on the remodel down at the other house.  It used to be a coal room and a furnace room, on one side; a rather poor fruit room on the other side.  We thought it would be a nice addition to the house to have those two rooms become one room.


We now have the ceiling up!


New insulation and finishing up the walls.

Every day we get a little more done!

Sure is a nice feeling!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


We have reached the place whereby all our gardens are now put to rest,

the freezers are filled and the cellars full,

firewood is stacked in huge piles by the door

as the fire heats the house in a warm cherry glow.

Although, this year has brought tragedies untold,

It has also brought friends through the internet bold,

I thank you all both near and far for the magic of Friendship

Is a one of life’s great blessings on this busy little farm!


Happy Day of Thanks Everyone!!

Your friend in Western Colorado,


Dear Santa Claus

Dear Santa Claus,

My mother is helping me write this as I am 5 years old and can’t spell very good yet.  I saw you at the Delta Thanksgiving Parade, but I was too scared to talk to you.  I stood in line a long time, but when it was almost my turn I started to cry so Momma said I could get out of line and write you instead.

I would really like a Walking Doll, Santa, if you have one in your work house.  I promise not to put it in the bath tub with me like I did my Sally baby doll.  I now know that water will not be good for my dolls.

My brother is just now three and he wants a yellow teddy bear with brown pants that we saw at Hesteds.  He cried a long time after he saw it and Momma said we didn’t have enough money for it, but he could ask Santa for it if he wanted too.

I don’t know what he is going to ask for, but Momma said she would write the letter for him also.  He wasn’t afraid, but he had to get out of line with me as I just couldn’t stand in the line anymore.

Momma said we will leave you some cookies and milk by the Christmas tree.  Oh, yes, and we don’t have a fire place.  We do have a warm morning heater, but that would be too hot to come down and the chimney is really small.  Daddy said we could leave the front door open and you can just come on in.

Thank you, Santa!  And tell Mrs. Claus Hello from me and my brother.


November 28, 1954