Setting myself to learning a new skill of hand-quilting a quilt
I finally finished.
I’m sure my project would jangle some peoples nerves, but for me
This wee little coverlet spelled lots of delight; echoed with frustration and angst.
Still, it finished and I must say I like it; flaws and all.
I think I want to try another one soon.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Rocky turned 11 last week…only he celebrated his birthday in STYLE
Birthday cake and little kids to read to him.
Mom says she will be back with Sherlock Boomer Next week, Mom says she is way behind.
Mom is really behind.
We had to go clean up all the syphon tubes and get the farm put to bed so the combine can get to the ends of the fields.
There are lots of ditches
And lots of syphon tubes, and dams and ditch cleaners to be picked up.
It took mom and I two full days, but we made it!
So now the combine can make it through without any problems!
Mom says she will be back on track with the story soon!
We started the irrigation water back up. The alfalfa field was just too dry to make it through the winter.
Early morning and every evening is very cold here, although it is warming up some in the afternoon.
Yesterday was horrible with wind and cold and just plain nasty.
Boomer thought he was going to freeze to death so I took off one of my jackets so he could warm up.
The storm blew on by and left us with another killing frost—no ice on the running water though.
Terry had the corn tested yesterday one field was 18 and all the others at 19. We have a long ways to go to get to 14 moisture content. If this cold stays we might get there in two weeks or so.
Two weeks will give me a nice amount of time…I’m just about done painting INSIDE the house. I have the trim/cabinets/doors in the kitchen and the ceiling in the Dining Room. I dread that ceiling as it’s very tall, that is why I keep putting it off. Still I should be able to get to it either today or tomorrow. YIPPEE!
Then I can start on the trim outside and the fences.
Once the corn is harvested we will have to work on getting all the fences on the place cow/calf proof so Mr. Davis’ cows can come to the Brown Nursery. I call our place the Brown Nursery since all the spring’n heifers (first year to calf) calve out on our place. They were babies here two years ago so they are delighted to arrive back. Lots of kicking up of heels and running when they first come in—then they wander everywhere checking out to see what has changed. It takes them about three days to settle down to the place they want to graze first. I always enjoy having them here.
But first………..there is the house to finish and the trim and fences to fix. Oh, and the corn to harvest! (and the irrigation water to change until the ditch is shut off on Saturday).
All the windows are washed, everything is greased and cleaned and the oil changed…
Tomorrow we begin