From That to This—Sunday, April 19, 2015

SunWe went from this—to

Bow-and-Arrows-rain

This all in a short time span.  It started raining, and raining, and raining turning everything in a huge slosh of mud.

See that child in the photo?  Yes!  We also have a surprise visit from the Grandchildren and their parents.

Outside

Even in the rain, our little archer had to go outside—there is much more to life than a electronic for this little granddaughter.

After a long time of rain, and rain, and more rain it finally stopped.

FogAround mid-night a huge fog descended blanketing the world in a dripping, silent shawl of grey mist.

fog-3.jpg The heavy mist shrouded the fields, as we changed the water.  Ah, yes the irrigation goes on even in this over-whelming moisture.  The goal is to soak the ground to at least a foot deep, then to have the water sub-over and meet in the middle between the furrows.  Upon checking the moisture level, Terry announced that the moisture was a foot deep…now to get it to sub over!

I know this is odd (for those of you who do NOT have irrigation, or sprinkler systems, or even worry about getting enough moisture into the ground), but here in the High Mountain Desert we do.  After over a hundred years of farming in our area the understanding of the moisture content to grow crops is very developed. Terry is a 4th generation farmer right here on California Mesa, his understanding of the complexity of the soil, water management, and health of the ground is to be admired.  (Even if I say so myself 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

 

April-Showers-1I got both lawns mowed, and the flower beds weeded, just before all of this moisture blew in- what a huge gift the snow and rain has been—we are turning GREEN!

I just LOVE seeing all this growth!  I just LOVE it!

Now the sun is out and burning off all the fog, sending the water into the soil, and drying up all the land.  Moving forward!—It’s a good thing!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,

Linda

 

 

 

 

The Second Day

I was excused from work this day.

Told I wasn’t needed.

Said it would go faster now and I could stay at the house and get ‘stuff’ done there.

I didn’t complain.

He was right.

Day-2When I went up in the late after noon he was over half-way done.

Day-2--2He thinks he will finish up today…tomorrow at the latest.

Which is good, because we are supposed to have a rain storm Thursday(tomorrow) and snow of Saturday.

If he can get done today the rain will help settle the soil around the pipe and into the trench.  After that we will know how much dirt we will have to bring up from the back side of the place to fill in what has settled.

Linda