Homecoming for Delta High School— Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022, was Homecoming for Delta High School.

The car club we belong to, DeltaStreetRodders, /https://www.facebook.com/DeltaStreetRodders/ provided five cars for the royalty:

  1. 1948 Willis Overland Jeepster, owner, Gary TollefsonGary  carried a set of the Senior attendants

  1. 1963 Jaguar XKE, owner, Kraig Patterson

The Jaguar carried the other set of Senior attendants

  1. 1964 Corvette Stingray, owner, Terry Brown

Drove the Jr. Attendants

  1. 2003 360 Ferrari, owner, Kraig Patterson

Preston conveyed the Sophmore attendants

  1. 2011 SS Camaro, owner, Colleena Hilling

Had the freshman.

It was a fun night for everyone involved.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm 🙂

Into the Forest —- Monday, September 21, 2020

Into the forest, we went.

Leaving our farm around 7:45 a.m.

Our daughter, Kimberly, and son-in-law, Cliff, bringing their chain saw, truck, and willing helping hands

We cut and loaded

Only dead standing Aspen.

It took until close to noon,

But we got all the rest of the firewood we will need for the winter.

Two pick-up beds full = one complete cord!

Okay, winter!  I’m [reluctantly] ready!

So are Terry, Boomer, and Mindy…plus the two hens! (I will winterize their coop next.)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


On a Few Bright, Crisp September Days—Thursday, September 21, 2017

The days are warm and lovely with a small wind from off the Uncompahgre Plateau

I just make sure not to be on the side the trash drifts! 🙂

We blazed though one field  the first afternoon,

Finished the second field yesterday


Then as the light brighten the sky, throwing shadows deep and blue across the earth we took the last load to the Beanery.

Two fields done!  YIPPEE!!

Now we wait…one more field to go.  But that won’t be until around the first of October.  Fingers Crossed for sunny, drying weather!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Prairie Rainbow—-Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A most stunning— wide and full —  rainbow filled the prairie at Wardlow, Alberta, Canada


Linda Pierson, from Just Another Day on the Prairie was the photographer of this stunning rainbow on her ranch.

What an amazing rainbow this is!  Thank you, Linda, for letting me share this will my readers!

Your friend on a Western Colorado farm,


OH! MY! Look at This!—Monday, September 21, 2015

MerriMerri, from Virginia, Mn, was sitting outside on her back porch a couple of evenings ago and thought I would enjoy seeing her stunningly beautiful sunset!

I did!  I asked her is I could share it with you and she said yes!

Aren’t we all lucky to see what she gets to see every day!


Your friend,


Footprints–Sunday, September 21, 2014

Removing-the-hedgeIt had been a long horribly busy week for Terry and I.  We decided that we needed to remove the privet hedge and lay irrigation pipe and set up a different system to water the yard.

I truly hated to see the hedge go, but it had become a horrendous chore to keep the weeds out of it and to keep it clipped…I have a sorry elbow on my left side and an even sorrier shoulder on my right side.  Hefting the electric clippers weekly had fast become a much dreaded job.

We worked on the hedge in the cool of the day and then down at our other house during the heat of the day.  We aren’t doing lots down there, sprucing up the paint, sanding down a door that keeps getting stuck…little things that take time, but are necessary.

Cannas-1I also finally finished up my fall house cleaning, walls, windows, scrubbed floors, sorted through drawers…you know that sort of stuff, while Terry worked on repairing the 630 John Deere–he is putting on a different front end.

Tired and not interested in cooking Terry took us out to Pizza Hut to eat wings and a salad.


It was when we were leaving a wonderful lady came up to me and told me she was a long-time reader of this blog, although she never leaves a comment. She also said she very much enjoys the photos and the tiny peak into our lives.

What a wonderful lift she gave both of us!  We talked about her smiling face and her sweet laughter as we drove home.  She gave us a extraordinary bit of joy after along week of steady work.

I do believe this world of blogging has given us friends that we would have never/ever otherwise been able to meet and get to know.

Cannas-3It is true we all leave footprints wherever we go…it’s nice to meet the people who read my blog; they truly leave a kindness in our day.

Your friend