The New Alfalfa Field— Monday, September 19, 2022

This is the new alfalfa field.  The baby plants are looking GOOD!  This field will NOT be harvested this year.  The protein in brand-new plants is very high and can damage and even kill animals.  Once a killing freeze comes along then all alfalfa is safe for animals to eat.

Next year.  One field is plowed under and a new one is seeded to produce the following year.

One field lasts about three, maybe five years depending on the type of seed and weather and water and weeds.

We Do Not use Round-Up ready alfalfa so our crop is managed the old-fashioned way.

Rotation is the key to good farming and strong crops.  Terry rotates all his crops, it’s healthy for the soil and for the crop itself.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Forlorn Time of Year — Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Barn Swallows gathered, filling the shimmering electric lines

They stayed there a good length of time.
Then lifted up as one

Then they were gone.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


On a Fine Autumn Day —- Thursday, September 19, 2019

Yes, I feed the little wild creatures

It’s my lure.

A wee win for me

A delicious and marvelous treat

Dazzling eyes and tummies!

Creating a bright winter stash

During the long dark winter days.

From my world to your heart,


WE FINISHED!!!!—-Monday, September 19, 2016

wood-pile-3WE FINISHED!  Terry and I are dancing with joy….and resting!

wood-pile-2Late Saturday evening Terry and I brought home the last two loads.  Evan was done with his on Thursday, but we had the huge, gigantic trees left.  Four of them.  And to clean up the area.  See those monsters stacked on each other?  There are several stacks around and some tossed into the pile.

It took Terry and I, together-one of us on each side, to lift most of those monsters up and into the truck, then to fling them off.

wood-pile-1But we are done!

DONE!  DONE!!!!!

And I can proudly say I stacked 90% of this wood into our truck, AND into Evan’s truck.

Now we can rest assured the house will be warm and toasty come winter!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


P.S.  We have decided we are NOT going to do wood this way ever again.  Ever.  Period.