In the Glittering sunlight
High in the air
On a crisp, bright, warm September morning
The little Barn Swallows gathered in dense clusters in the sky, then
they filled the electric lines above the canal.
All early morning they came, swooping in, resting until they rose all as one, shimmering and glittering, into the autumn sky; dipping and rising in a choreographed dance taking them away from us.
Leaving the air around our yard empty of sound.
From my world to your heart.
Mom and thought it would be a good thing to show you…that IT IS FALL HERE!!!
The corn is starting to move from the milk into the dough. Next step it will dent. When it dents the Dad will stop irrigating the corn.
The deer love eating the corn right now. They eat off the cob, just like a human does.
The Rabbit Brush is blooming…it usually blooms in September.
The Leaves are starting to turn on the Cottonwood Trees
A whole month early
IT’S STILL AUGUST!
The Lilac leaves are turning yellow
And the pinto beans are turning ripe!
Harvest is just around the corner!
We have finished with the pinto beans. Cleaned up the truck and the combines putting them to bed for…well, forever.
Today we start hauling dirt from the settling ponds..
Sometimes we haul the dirt in the spring, but this year Terry wants to do it in the fall.
He is very serious about renting out the place next year, so he wants to have the farm in ‘perfect’ order for the renter.
We use this dirt to build up areas that have either washed away or blown away. This soil is also spread out over the farm ground to fill in holes that have developed.
Off now! My wish for you is that your day is the best it can be!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,