The Last of the Last, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

We had 750 bales of hay still to go to its new life as feed

Last week and Monday

It was loaded out and hauled away



Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Each Passing Year Goes Faster and Faster — Monday, October 12, 2020

My inner-clock runs on the time

Of Spring, Summer, and Fall

A sort of energy level to match those three seasons…

Winter seems to last FOREVER and

goes on and on…a season as long as

Those three added together.

Like one great big long continuous season.

Because of that looming frozen time, I try to make the most of this one

Spending as many moments as possible enjoying the riot of color

And the fact I can still wear flip-flops without socks! ūüôā

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




A Walk in Tranquility—Thursday, October 12, 2017

The storms have left (for a spell, anyway).

The mornings now wake to bright October sun, frost laying heavy in the indigo-blue of the shadows and as thick sparkling shards of light everywhere else.

This is all good for the drying stems of corn,

And the bright yellow/gold ears hanging down toward the ground (harvest will start sometime in November or December for our corn–fingers crossed!)

The corn fields are still visited regularly

Providing food and shelter in the rustling leaves

The night world is busy…ever so busy

The wild creatures fill the space between dark and light

 Always on the search for food

Boomie and I and Mindy-cat walk along ever so silently — along the farm roads by the drying corn.¬† Listening to the music of the rustling of the rustling corn leaves and watching for

Those creatures who live on this bountiful and blessed farm!

From my world to your heart,



A Slow Beating Heart—Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SunriseThis morning the sunlight washed¬†over the world in rays of yellow and gold. (I didn’t get a photo this morning, but it looked like this from last summer)

october-morn-sunriseThe clouds from yesterday scattered and gone. ¬†Although, the rising of the sun yesterday was amazing, with it’s rays of orange and apricot and purple breaking forth from the heavy clouds.

workToday promises to be a fine day!  The trees and bushes and even the weeds are all starting to go to gold and rust with splashes of red.

our-house-in-the-eveningToday I will water up my yard and gardens.  Making sure they do NOT go into winter dry and thirsty.  The flight of the sun and the falling leaves my constant companions.

sunset-skyBefore the day ends Terry and I will (also) go down and put the water pump and all the sprinkler lines to bed for the winter, at our other house.   After, which, we will do the same for our yard.

24.jpgA farm, any farm, has a life of it’s own. ¬†Although, after all the harvest is done the heartbeat slows, pacing itself. ¬†(Photo taken last year 2015)

We are not there yet. ¬†We are in the process of waiting for the corn to dry enough to harvest. ¬†Until corn harvest is over, we spend our time putting things to bed, closing down the summer things, getting ready—for winter.

Winter-2Still much to do!

From my world to your heart!



THEY ARE BACK! — Sunday, October 12, 2014

CanesWinter is fasting coming upon us!

SandhillThe Sandhill Cranes have returned!

SHCI couldn’t get all of the Sandhill Cranes in the photo; they were scattered here there and everywhere in the disked corn field. ¬†But they are back. ¬†And they beat the Canada Geese.

DriveI’m sure it won’t be long now before our skies have the sounds of geese talking to each other as they wing their way from the North.

It’s nice we have winter birds. ¬†They help brighten the long winter days.

It’s storming here right now. ¬†The wind is blowing, tossing the corn here and there, rain is splattering on the windows. ¬†I started a fire in the woodstove. ¬† The house was decidedly cold.

Later on today I will need to gather my fire making things, kenneling, starter sticks, smaller logs and then the large logs that keep the flame going.  I will have to go down to the other house and do the same thing there.  We are making headway at that house, but there is at least another week to go.

WaitingAlso Terry found out that the furnace system needs to completely be replace. “(If it isn’t one thing,” my Momma used to say,”it’s another!’) ¬†That means¬†a possiblya new¬†furnace and new duct work. ¬†SIGH!

My theory is: to do one job it always takes at least five other jobs so you can get the original job completed.

Sun-and-cornGradually we will make it…one step at a time.

Your friend,