Behind—Very Behind—Tuesday, March 12, 2019

ALL Photos were taken a few days ago when we had a break in the weather!

We are having rain again today; the air is sharp and cold, there is a feeling of snow just there on the surface of the rain, but not really.

The blessing in everything there is no wind.  Although, the wind would take the rain away…just say’n.  (I guess I’m being fussy)

Although the moisture was very needed, the weather gods need to slow things down a bit and bring on some warmth and sunshine.

Farming is already three weeks behind and everyone is starting to get extremely worried. Our clay ground needs to have time to be worked up, left to mellow out, before it can be planted.

So here we are waiting…and the rains continue.  Maybe soon we will see sunshine and warmth.

Maybe.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— And Then It Rained

All summer long (off and on) we wished for rain.  Of course, we didn’t want rain when the hay was down, or when Dad was doing the pinto beans, but there were times when the sun beat down without mercy and the temperatures stayed above 100*…even as high as 106* for DAYS!

It was at those times we prayed for rain.  Please send rain we would pray…all of us.  The Plants, the rocks, the animals, all.

But the rains didn’t come.

It’s fall now and guess what?

THE RAINS HAVE COME!

Big fat drops…not just a few big fat drops but MANY and Much and lots so much so it’s hard to gather any sort of news at any point on the farm!

Although, I do try!

There isn’t any news on the very wet lawn. I check every time I go outside.

There isn’t any news out by the haystack yard

Or the cornfield

Or the Butler Bins

Or down the long, long lane to the house

There really isn’t any news when it’s raining so hard I can’t see my paw in front of my face

BUT

JOY BE!!! HOWL!!!!!

Mom and Dad have company and now there is

NEWS!

Boomer Beaglie Brown

P.S.  Mom wrote the forest service about that big fire up behind us—this the answer she got back—- “the fire will burn in the interior until it receives a great deal of moisture. It is contained, just not entirely out. I hope that explains it?

So, Mom and I think we need LOTS MORE RAIN!  But up there on the Plateau, so that big awful fire will die and go away!

 

 

 

A Malevolent Wind Gave Us Rain—Monday, July 31, 2017

Around four o’clock yesterday afternoon a wind-fretted bundle of clouds blew in churning the air into a seething angry mess!

The little hummingbirds started feeding in a desperate and determined manner.

Suddenly the wind shifted moved west, then north, and finally east, where it slammed into our area with a vengeance untold

Dropping rain in torrent, flattening anything which stood in it’s path.

 

Then in swirl of angst the wind-fretted rain moved on…drenching everything in it’s path.

By evening the sun started disappearing;  sending slivers of gold and silver among the slate colored clouds.


This morning is clear and bright, although very muddy!   The smells of warming corn stalks and the heady scent of Four O’clocks fill the air.  Along with the chirps and clicks and the buzz of many little wings as the hummers fill their tummies.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

If I Could Send You Some I Would

Another huge down pour hit our area yesterday around 5:30 in the evening

The rain was coming in sideways with 50-60 mph wind

I was just finishing up my evening chores when it hit

The weather stations said something big was coming (again) and to prepare for flash floods.

They were so right!  Of course we are on a mesa, but our neighbors in the canyon experienced the roar and thunder of a massive flash flood.

We haven’t pulled the beans yet, nor was the hay down, but still more water is just that more water.

Linda