Glory Bee and T’Ata—Best Friends and Sisters—Thursday, October 24, 2019

Glory Bee, short for a Blaze of Glory, and T’Ata are sisters and the best of friends.  They have different Mothers but the same Dad.

They live here on the farm and much loved.

They do EVERYTHING together. And if they don’t get to the other one throws a fit

(The above series has been published before, but I needed to tell you the back story so you would understand this story)

So, while Terry and I were working on the new fence, T’Ata got to go for a ride.

Just a wee little ride down the long farm road — just to stretch around a bit.

Glory went berzerk…running, running, calling, screaming — a crazy girl

It wasn’t long…minutes actually, that T’Ata was back, without her rider.

Naughty girl!

After catching T’Ata, the rider took off again.  This time Glory was locked in the barn.

Sometimes you just have to go to your bedroom and wait out a tantrum.

And if you make a break and runaway—You still have to go on a walk.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





An Odd Thing was Said to Me—Wednesday, October 24, 2018

I ran into a couple at the big-box store recently…they were newly arrived in our community and struggling a wee bit to find something in the store.

Since I was picking up an item in the same aisle, the gentleman asked me for help.

Of which I gladly did.

One thing led to another, (they were very friendly souls); leading them to ask me where I lived —- thinking I must be in a sub-division or in town.

I smiled and told them my husband and I have a farm and we live out a ways from the city proper.

Then the lady shocked me totally by placing her hand on my arm her voice dripping with true sympathy…she patted my arm and expressed something to the effect she was sorry for me in my very narrow existence.

I should not have been shocked.

But I was.

For you see my existence is not narrow, nor is bleak…it’s not void of experiences or adventure or new and unusual things to see and do.

I smiled and wished them well.  Going on down the aisle to finish up my purchases.

Because of each of you, I forget that the common thought people have about farmers is they are either “corporate” or people who are uneducated, uninformed and walk around with a hay stem in their mouth.

But you, each and every one of you understands that this wondrous, joyful life we have here on our farm is anything but bleak or narrow nor is it void of adventure or beauty.

Yes, the work may be hard, but it isn’t boring for us.  Its just part and parcel of who we are and how we live our lives; each day marked upon our hearts.

From my world to your heart,


Meet the Latest Equine to Join the Family—-Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Lady is a very pretty and extremely smart mule

She has been abused, but now in a good place. Lady and Romeo like each other, which is a goo thing.  And Lady likes doing things with Romeo.  If she gets to far from him she gets very nervous.

Shannon is wonderful about gaining abused animals trust.  In time Romeo and Lady will go hiking and camping.

Lady lets Terry and I pet her and brush her.  This coming week she will get her feet trimmed (they are terrible shape)

And after a long patient time—Shannon will ride Lady.  Eventually, Lady and Romeo and Shannon and Jason will go camping in the mountains….

Until then it’s lots of pets, brushings, walks, and carrots!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,