Haunting, Enthralling, Enchanting —Thursday, October 29, 2020

Before Autumn abruptly shifted into winter

I walked the farm marveling

At the dance the flocks of birds make, swirling and dipping in the sky.

Look who is back!  The day before the big wind, I saw a Sandhill Crane in the yard!

And a Crow on the road!

Not to mention

Our amazing hawk—I call him Harry. It might be a she, so Harriett would then be her name.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Winter Came within a Wailing Wind Storm —- Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Snow came in the night, starting out like rain/sleet/ then snow

Not masses of snowflakes but enough that one is surprised to look out the window on an October Day.

The wind chill is the worst.

The day before, in a crisp, sharp, gusting wind (no rain, no snow, just strong wind)

We tackled part of the woodpile,

Splitting a nice little stack amid the swirl of leaves and twigs

Which is keeping us warm, while the malevolence of the nasty wind stripped the rest of the leaves from all the trees.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Where We are on the Farm Now—-Monday, October 29, 2018

We still have not started the corn harvest.  Although, Terry is checking the dryness of the corn weekly now.  The last moisture count was 15.3%.  It must be 15 or below to begin.

So we wait.

The days are sharply cooling down…the ground is more leaf-littered each and every day

Last Friday we had the bliss and excitement of a thick marvelous fog

Of which, I had to go walking in.

After all, it’s rare (in our part of the world) to be able to actually walk in a cloud sitting down on the eath. 🙂

It was breathtaking.

The steady flow of water in the canal is turned off today.  It will take a week before it is gone at our farm—for you see the water travels all the way from the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison, Colorado,  to the Gunnison River at Delta, Colorado…irrigating farms all along the way.

There is a definite snap in the air, causing us to enjoy the evenings with the heat of the wood stove.

Autumn is moving rapidly toward winter now.


O! The excitement —-while out on the farm a flock of bluebirds flew by Boomer and me on their way through (they don’t seem to nest here on our farm) to who knows where–

I capture two of them on camera!  I was elated! Jubliant and Overjoyed to get their photos, even if it was just the back of them as they flew by.

From your friend on a western Colorado farm,



In that Space In-Between Harvest—-Sunday, October 29, 2017

One field done, part of another finished and another to go.  We had to stop harvest as the moisture was too high.  Maybe Monday or Tuesday we will begin again.

Since we were at a stand still, and Saturday was here…

We went to New Castle to watch the last soccer game of the year for the Championship

Then back to Rifle where we took in the second game of the new season of basketball- coach and granddaughter and (new to the sport) little friends

 Then home again, home again jiggity-jig!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




A Busy Couple of Days—Thursday, October 29, 2015

I’m sorry I didn’t get a post done yesterday, and I’m late, late, late today.  For some reason we have been busy, busy, early in the morning.

ggIt’s gradually drying up.  Which is a very good thing.

It also froze Tuesday night, with another heavy freeze to come in on Friday [if I remember right], so I’ve been working hard to get my tropicals put to bed.

DThe canal is still running.  Soon it will be turned off, the water’s voice silenced until next spring.

Stepping closer to the ending of fall, and the beginning of corn harvest.  🙂

Your Friend on a Western Colorado Farm, (all caps tee hee)



A Crisp Fall Day–Wednesday, October 29, 2014

tunnel.jpgThe trees on the way to the other house are just lovely. As are the trees AT the other house.

Pink-worldThe other house in the thicket of trees that you see across the way.  Trees with lots and lots and leaves on them. It’s been freezing every night…we had 26* this morning.  You and I know what that means…all those leaves are going to be falling down into the yard. What that means for me is a whole other job…raking leaves.  I rather dread it.  I have this yard with it’s leaves and now I have that yard.  SIGH!

Anyway all I have left to paint is the ceiling in the dining room, then I’m done with the inside of the house.  YAY!

Oh, yes.  I still have the outside and now the yard, but I’m making headway.

Neighbors-CowsOur neighbor to the south, has brought his cows home for the winter.  He just put the heifers in his back field which connects to our Upper End.  It’s nice to hear them talking and conversing with each other.  🙂

SherbertYour friend,