There is One Thing I’ve Learned For Sure in My Long Life —- Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Horses always get out.

And once out, they love the game of “Catch the Horsey” much more than you do.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


We are All Bits of Stardust — Monday, October 26, 2020

I love twilight

My maternal grandmother did too.

I called her Love Grandma.

Together, she and I would go walking in the velvet time,

Between day and night.

Or sit together (comfortably) in her kitchen [without any lights]

As the day turned to brilliant colors

And the air became like velvet.

It is still a magical time for me

A special time, no matter what the season,

A sacred time between ‘what was’

and what will become

A time of true magic

When the world holds it’s breath

Then everything disappears into stars.

From my world to your heart,



It’s Raining Here—Monday, October 26, 2015

Rain-2It’s raining here….again. ¬†We were just about to dry out.

RainOur drive way is a river, our lane is a lake

But inside we are dry, the wood stove is going, my wood supply is protected, my kenneling is dry.

the-rains-came.jpgYour friend on a very soggy western side, of the Rocky Mountain Divide, farm



A Bit of Fun—Saturday, October 26, 2014

We took Saturday off and headed up to the Devris and Olathe Fire Department Punkin Chunkin and Classic and Antique Tractor Pull in Olathe, Colorado.

ChunkingThere were booths of fun things to purchase and activities for the kids to try. The radio and local Television was on hand to report the activities of the Punkin Chunkin,

Pumpkin-drop-1 complete with a helicopter drop of a huge basket of pumpkins at the end of the Punkin Chunkin contest.

The tractors lined up waiting for the pull to begin; allowing people to see and touch the tractors of yester year.  (Although, in our case we still use ours for every day work on the farm.)


Ours turned out to be a fun tractor for families. ¬†Several families asked if it was okay to sit on the tractor “SURE, GO RIGHT AHEAD!”

(Tractor’s LOVE attention!)

Tractor-talesIt was also a chance to visit with old friends and to make new ones.  There were only 21 tractors in the pull.

tractor-pull-1.jpgGradually #19 was ready to take his place.  I had a hard time taking photos because I had to face INTO the sun. If you like to see #19 make his pull the following is a short video.  He got 4th.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,