What We Have Been Doing — Part 2, Sunday, April 25, 2021 (AND A RAINBOW)

One of the gated pipes had a huge crack in it’s side—therefore, we had to go through our extra sticks of pipe and haul one over for the repair

Once there the pipe had to be pulled apart

The broken one removed.

(Mindy is helping.  She had to check out the pipe to make sure we got the broken one.)

She approved.

Then we had to put the new pipe in place of the damaged pipe.  And hook up all the pipes together again.

Took lots of time–pulling and tugging, then rolling the gates up into position.

You would think gated pipe would make irrigation easier, but the reality is they are lots of work.

So.  There you go…the time-consuming repairs on top of all the ‘regular stuff.

And the gift of the day—A RAINBOW! 

Oh, the joy!

From my world to your heart,



A Wonderful Omen, a Wonderful Gift — Tuesday, March, 2, 2021

Hi there!

Here is a double rainbow we saw today after a thunderstorm this afternoon staying with friends in St George, Balonne Shire, southern Queensland.

It was definitely the sign of a blessing; St George is on Stage 4 water restrictions, and our friends drink rainwater. The rain of the past 2 days has replenished their tanks.

Stunningly beautiful!  All green and wet and full of blessing!

Thank you, Kate!

I just love receiving gifts of rainbows from everyone.  They are a walk-together-in the rain.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


On a Day When the Stars Seemed to Wheel in Place —- Thursday, December 3, 2020

My thoughts and feelings were like a wind storm full of snow.  Then —–

I opened my email to this!


I thought of you when I saw this rainbow while we were out birding, and I thought you might need one with all that is going on these days.

Take care,

So there on her soft rainy day, a gift to me, and to you, appeared. 

Thank you so much, Marianne

I always love a Rainbow! 🙂

From my world to your heart,


A Flicker of Sunlight —- Sunday, November 8, 2020

The cows arrived! The joy of cattle feet back on the land!

The storm clouds rolled in over-night, moving along by a wind unseen

Over in the South West part of our farm, a very faint Sundog started to appear.

Growing brighter and brighter in the cool cloudy sky.

In three days’ time, our temperature will drop too much cooler norms.

The thick clouds started filling in again…leaving not a single space of blue.

But the exciting thing of wonder (I almost missed it) came with a phone call from Cliff and Kimberly—

“Quick!  Look to the West…there is a Care Bear Rainbow  (as our daughter, Kimberly called the rainbow) dancing in the sky”.

Sure enough…There is was. Perfectly Perfect as a sign of Hope.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Earth and Sky Singing with Joy —- Sunday, August 16, 2020

I opened my email to THIS 🙂 🙂 🙂

“My wife caught this rainbow in the Western sky around 7:00 Am.  Very seldom see them in the Western sky.  All things just lined up I guess.  Been a wet summer here in the midwest high humidity even for us.  Glad to see you back to full time farming this year.  “Midwestern follower”


What a wonderful gift to receive! 🙂

Thank you, Pull299

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



A Few Magic Storms Arrived — Wednesday, July 15, 2020

If I could choose one single moment to live inside for all eternity, it would be that.  Fredrik Backman, Things My Son Needs to Know about the World

Monday we had storms, off and on all-day

Off and on the rain would blow in, falling in heavy coin-sized drops, then moving on; the ground staying mostly dry.

Our busy days of work continued

Completing one chore

After another

Then the skies would clear and I would think…”I guess that is the end of the storms.”

Back again they would blow in.

But the ending…OH MY, THE ENDING of the DAY!


Complete with the most unusual and delightful Rainbow!

Which grew darker and more red as the night crept onto the land!

WOW!  I kept saying to myself. WOW!  This is an amazing gift from the Heavens!

From my world to your heart,




A Gift from North Eastern Illinois —- Sunday, July 5, 2020

When the world has these, who requires much more?

Good morning, Linda.  It’s been a while since I’ve said hello.  So Hello!

(That was from this past Monday.)

I hope this brightens your day.

Take care.

What a perfect way to start anyone’s day!

Thank you ever so much!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


I Sometimes Wonder — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It’s been hot here of late, hot with a hot wind; a hot continuous wind

But that is not what I have been wondering about

I’ve been wondering about our world,

And for sure the crazy, frenzied, over-the-top actions going on in our nation

The anger, the destruction, the need to —- ?

Makes me think we are repeating a very old theme in history—

(This is the moon 🙂 )

That theme of gain and cost.  The desire to broaden command over valuable resources

at which (at the very same time) those same resources we are all absolutely reliant on as essentials.

I hope we have (not) now entered a time of unstoppable cultural fracturing.

I often think of Liebig’s law, of the ‘law of the minimum” 

Which is deceptively simple: our limits are set, not by the maximum of necessary things, but by the minimum which is available.

Just a short trip the grocery store points that out to me in glaring shards of light

It’s thought-provoking

While I ponder this in an off and on manner.  Saturday evening we had rain

No matter how tight vital supplies are, how hard they are to get, how expensive they are to purchase — and how angry and over-the-top destructive things become—-there is always hope!

From my heart to your world,


P.S.  Please don’t write to me scathing comments about how wrong I am and I need to get my head out of the sand, or other mean things. Ugly never produces positive feelings. Therefore, I won’t approve your comment for I do like to live my life in hope.

Hugs to each and every one of you!



Walking in a Fairy Tale World —- Monday, June 1, 2020

The heat has been like a hammer the last several days…

Still, the evening’s have been soft and lovely

But what has been the best thing

Right out our back door

Covering our whole farm…

A PERFECT double Rainbow!


From my world to your heart,