The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai and Boo Berry —SCATTER— Chapter 12, Friday, October 14, 2022

“I want in—Don’t you TLC Cai-Cai?”


“I want in now!”

“Well, I think you are going to have to wait.” TLC Cai-Cai replied with all the wisdom of a cat.

“Why?  Where is Mom? Where is Dad?”

“Let me look” TLC Cai-Cai responded.  “Inside. Dad is inside.”


“Oh, hush! Mom is out here somewhere.  Dad is inside.  He doesn’t listen when you cry.”


“WOW! What was THAT?!” Mom asked as she came around the corner with her wheelbarrow.

Suddenly Dad was at the back door.

“WHAT was THAT?” We all asked Dad.

“It sounded like a gun!” Mom exclaimed.

“It was—Dove season has begun. And our new neighbors are sighting in their guns.” Dad explained.


“Oh, geez, Get in the house quick, Fur Kids…. guns and little animals don’t mix AT ALL!”

Mom opened the door.

You know the rest of the story—run inside and SCATTER to our favorite places to hide!

Boo Berry Betty and TLC Cai-Cai

P.S. This is the end of SCATTER.  Story Over.  TLC Cai-Cai 😊

I ALWAYS Love a Rainbow —- Thursday, October 14, 2021

Hi Linda

I hope you’re getting some well-earned rest after the hay marathon.  If we were neighbours, I’d be coming in for a couple bales myself, to feed my forthcoming little flock when the weather’s a bit too dry for good forage.

I’m sending you two photos. The first is a rainbow directly in the East, an unusually fiery one. We currently have loads of black clouds hanging over us; it’s 27°C/80°F at nearly 7pm, and the humidity’s at about 75%. No rain, but plenty of water in the air!  Directly in the west is one of our ‘Queensland Special’ sunsets, all garish colour and lots of it. Part of the reason the rainbow looks so red!
Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU ever so much!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

And Speaking of Changes — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Soon it will be time for the “TIME CHANGE”, which is always a wrench in the cog-wheel of time

If you look closely you can see the school bus making its way, picking up children in the pre-dawn light.

When the time change comes along, this scene will switch.

Then a person can see the bus coming up the hill (instead of down) after dropping off children from school…heading back to the bus barn in the near-dark.

They really need to just let the time stay the correct time…it works ever so much better for everyone.

Just say’n.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


You Can Not Ignore Fence Repair — Monday, October 14, 2019

Last Spring one of the renters took the land-leveler through one of the gates too fast, causing damage to leveler and to the gate.

He was pretty upset about the harm, but Terry said, not to worry he would fix it.

So Friday that is just what we did.



All set in place, the gate shut, and back to normal.

Then we took a wee ride (one more time) before it is time to put the top on.

Those short little rides are priceless.  A nice break in a busy day.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



On Friday a Cloud Sat Down —- Sunday, October 14, 2018

We woke to fog Friday morning.  Fog always and forever will remind me of my mother.

For you see, Fog is a rare occurrence here.  Happening rarely but with stunning results

A coolness descends on the land; sounds are magnified.

Momma would always say: ‘Look, kids! A cloud has sat down on the land”.

I often go out walking in the fog…just because, I’m walking in a cloud, which sat down for me to enjoy.

From my world to your heart,


Restless and a Wee Apprehensive—Sunday, October 14, 2017

For some reason I seem to be experiencing a vague foreboding.  Like a small cloud of some sort of oppression— a hovering chill; trouble looking for somewhere to strike–maybe around the next turn.

I have no idea what it is, or why…but it’s there…riding the winds from the north

Our autumn days wax and wane from warm to cold and back again to repeat as the leaves change and flutter to the ground.  There is a tingle to air promising winter is not far off now.

On chill days the wood stove heats the house; two cats and our dog; and a toasting husband.  The knots of burning elm tick faintly as they pop and burn warming the air.

And still I feel it…that unsettled feeling…like the night air breathing on my neck. (If I were a cat my fur would be lifted in alarm.)

Oh, well…I continue forward.  There is nothing much else to do…we ride out checking the corn, measuring the dryness (16%—when it reaches 15% we can start harvesting)

Sitting around worrying is time wasted.

We ride (skimming) through the farm, on roads which which sometimes look like wild pathways…over the Coyote trails and onto Coyote Hill… the little trip makes me think of all the old, ancient ones who walked here way before me.

For this I give thanks, ask for protection for this land I love, all the living things on it, and for my husband and children and the children of my children, and you, my friends; protection and safety for you, also.

Then I wait…maybe whatever this feeling is will dissipate and go away.

The warmth of a light heart will return— I can travel each day with ease.

I am ready for that time to come!

From my world to your heart,


Gifts—Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Corn-and-Sun-1We are all blessed, each and every one of us.  But sometimes…just sometimes life gets in the way.

Fall-1Something that takes us away from looking at the good–something that makes our hearts and minds roil in panic or sadness.

Crazy-MoonStill the gifts of this world keep on shining…

MovingTelling us to be calm.  Given time everything works out.


As my dear departed Momma always said: “Everything works out for the best, if you just let it.”


And it does.  It really does.

Your friend,


The Stopping of Wings—Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Onefly sent me two photos!

BetterThey are amazingly ‘cool’ because he was actually able to snap the photos fast enough to have the wings stopped.  I’ve tried and tried and tried and all I ever get is a blur.


Really neat photos, don’t you think?

It froze last night.  Our first heavy frost of the year.  Now I have a whole set of ‘other jobs’ to do in the yard.  They will have to wait as we are still at the other house. Hopefully by the end of this week we will have everything inside done.  All that will be left is the furnace.  That is going to be a HUGE job…of course it is either under the house or in the attic.  We are looking at a high efficiency (propane) furnace to replace the one that is there.

Our daughter and the two granddaughters are coming this weekend.  YAY!!! Grandpa and I can hardly wait!

Anyway, we are getting closer…those words are always nice to say.

Your friend,