Autumn —- Monday, September 6, 2021

The hot, hot sunlight is gone, in place is more of a crisp bite in the air in the early morning–a shiver, which often-times ripples over your warm skin.

The day warms to up to show glistening heavy dew on all the plants.

Thankfully, the sun heats the day hot enough it still feels like we have the gift of Summer.

Nighttime is a wee bit darker, even if there is a moon or a slew of a million zillion stars

Daylight starts later,  with evening shadows crawling quicker and quicker

Autumn…a different kind of peace is now on the land.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Wee Ride—Thursday, September 6, 2018

One day last week we took a wee ride; after putting the top on the car ūüôā

This was the most darling yard in Ouray, Colorado.  I just had to take a photo to share it with you.

As everyone knows, not only is the west burning, we are also in the midst of a terrible drought.  Water has been extremely short this year; areas in the up-country (Cedaredge and the North Fork truly suffering for water.)

Here on the farm, we have made due with 60% or less of our allotment (we have shares of Uncompaghre Valley Water).

The horror stories of the shrinking of our dams prompted us to drive up and see…Blue Mesa is extremely low…extremely

Ridgway Dam so low the boat unloading and loading dock is wayyyyy up there.

Everyone is saying if it doesn’t snow this winter…and snow LOTS!¬† In feet of snow…there will be no farming next year.

Very scary!

Still, no matter what, I have hope!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



I Thought You Would Like to See—-Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”–Carol Welch

I thought you would like to see where we are in the new building

All done by Terry

And some random help from me—

the would you get me, hand me that, help me lift this up….sort of help.

The real stuff

All created by him!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


An Afternoon Like Honey—-Tuesday, September 6, 2016


It was late afternoon yesterday — I was mowing the lawn and Terry was blading the long lane from the house to the county road, when suddenly

surprise-visit-from-blade-aBladen came riding in on the bike!

What a huge delightful surprise.  Being the wonderful grandson he is; he finished mowing my lawn for me.

typical-boy-pulling-hairThen the others showed up…Blade kindly helped Linkin along (sigh! ) Hurrying them into the house. ¬†Grandpa and I were ecstatic, to say the least.

Then their parents came over—they had all stopped at Aunt Shannon’s first.

the-joy-of-grandchildrenAll too soon it was time to leave–Misty wanted to buy groceries in Grand Junction, Colorado, before they headed back to Battlement Mesa, Colorado.

raysWhat a superb way to spend Labor Day. ¬†The fall sun was thick and warm…like honey all glowing with golden light.


Family and friends– the thing that makes our lives rich and full and joyful.





I Finally Did It—Sunday, September 6, 2015

And of course I don’t know how to add this photo to my side bar….:(

Sherlock_Boomer_3DAnyway I finally did it. ¬† It’s available on ¬† ¬† , if you are interested. ¬†The pdf version is reasonable…and the soft cover seems to be in the ball park.

It was a long slog, way over my head in ability, to create the book and get an ISBN number. ¬† I’m still not sure if I’ve done everything right. ¬†I guess time will tell. ¬† I started with what I had already written for the simple reason it it was written. ( I have other stories started, but not finished.)

Soooo  I did it.  A goal I sat for myself and then wondered if I made the right decision.

Of course life is about always learning…this was a BIG learning curve. ¬†That for sure.


Your friend,