Back on the Land—Wednesday, October 2, 2019

(From Pinterest—Julianna Creations Etsy)

We started the water on the alfalfa fields yesterday morning

It felt good to be back out on the land, picking up siphon tubes, setting dams, digging out rows

We’ve had a

tremendous amount of wind the last several days, which also brings with it trash from the harvested pinto bean fields

It truly feels good to be walking, lifting, shoveling, moving, smelling the water as it makes its way down the rows in the field, instead of an echo remembered

All of us were rejoicing/singing as we did our work.

The renters left the fields in good shape.  No complaints there.

Still, it’s okay to send round and tell the neighbors, we are Back on the Land!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The Sky is Full of Rain the Trees Dripping with Answer—-Tuesday, October 2, 2018

It’s raining here!  A beautiful soft ground soaking pleasurable Autumn rain.

The rain is causing the Earth, the plants, and ME to sing with gladness!


Glorious wonderful exquisite Rain!

Your friend on-a western Colorado farm,




All the way from that Magic Green Isle—Monday, October 2, 2017

Opening my email I saw this fun message–

” Crazy weather on the way home this eve. Was gobsmacked to turn into the estate and find a rainbow landing on our house!”

 Linda Brown, my Rainbow Lady – isn’t this just beautiful?

Erynne Mac Grogan-Cassidy

What a cool rainbow!!!  Thank you so much, Erynne!

Thank you for letting me share it with all my readers!





A Passel of Rainbows—Sunday, October 2, 2016

rainbowI thank each and everyone of you for your kind thoughts, emails, and FB and blog comments.

I am doing ever so much better!

rainbow-of-hopeOne of the main reasons Terry took me to the hospital was we thought I might be having a heart attack…pain in my left side, indigestion, tingling fingers, shortness of breath—so off we went.

Along the way we had rainbows.  I knew at that moment I was going to be okay and I was not having a heart attack.  And, of course I wasn’t having one.  YAY!
rainbow-at-battlement-mesaOn the way to her school in Battle Mesa our oldest granddaughter saw a rainbow and sent it to me.  HOPE!

bow-over-the-plateauThen this morning I saw this!  Is it a rainbow or a sundog?  Either way it’s beautiful!


I feeling ever so much better!  Thank you so very much!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I always find the wording of these old news stories very interesting.  A sort-of polite tongue-in-cheek bit of humor!

Today we should have the stove in place and the roof fixed.  We got the wood hauled yesterday and sorted.

Your farm friend,



From the Past
Compiled from Delta Newspapers by the Delta County Historical Society
251 Meeker Street, Delta, Colorado, 81416  (970) 874-8721
From the Delta County Independent
September 5, 1913

Lewis G. McBroom, arrested at Hotchkiss on charges of theft a little more than a month ago, and being held for trail at the next term of district court in this county, tired of prison life in this city and opportunities for further service [sic] a that greater guard house in Canon City, and consequently concluded to work out his own freedom. He completed this delivery from the county jail at a little after noon hour on Sunday when people were going home from church and there is yet some wonder that he could drop from sight entirely undetected.

His plan of escape was to get under the jail floor through a trap door or loosened boards and then dig out two or three brick and one stone of the foundation on the court house side, thus making a hole which would allow his body to pass through.  He had evidently worked on this passage-way for some days and with a piece of steel bar broken from one of the cells some time ago by Marshall, the forger acquitted at the last term on his insanity plea.

Completing his avenue of escape, McBroom invited Chanes, the young Greek recently arrested for stealing and forging checks at Dominquez Canyon, and the only other prisoner in the jail at the time, to join him in his delivery, but the Greek declined. Half an hour later Chanes saw two young ladies passing the jail.  He hailed them and related the disappearance of McBroom.  He then said he wanted to see an officer and a note was written to Sheriff Sampson which was delivered as soon as that officer could be located, and a systematic search is now being made with the hope that McBroom can be located and returned to prison.