I Saw a Western Meadow Lark —- Sunday, March 10, 2019

I saw a Western Meadow Lark,Western Meadowlark Breeding adult a bird I just love to see and hear. That is a photo off the All About Birds web site, but I wanted you to see what one looks like! ūüôā

I thought I heard one the other day, but today I actually saw one

Even though the storm clouds are playing with us

The spring birds are coming back!

Spring is coming…for certain and for sure!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I was looking back at some old photos and ran across this



It was taken on March 22 a couple of years ago. ¬†If the season is¬†similar we have around sixteen more days to go…..



Pruning the Lilac

Since Saturday was beautiful, not cold, 41* and not snowing, we decided now was the time to trim up the 90 year old lilac.

We removed all the winter damaged branches, all the suckers

  Thereby, giving a new shape to a very old tree

¬†¬†Lilacs are really bushes, but Terry’s grandfather trimmed this into a tree.¬†

 I took some of the trimmed branches and put them into warm water in the house. 

 I want to do this as Far Side, Own a Morgan, and others suggested it to see if I can get some to grow roots.

 If I can I will plant a few more bushes in the yard along the canal bank.

 I will tell you about the canal bank in another post. 

Monkey, the cat, liked to help me.  Sam and Fuzzy were way too busy to spend time picking up branches.

It is snowing here as I write this, big wet flakes.¬† It’s beautiful.¬† The flakes really aren’t sticking and even if they do the time of 20* weather is over.¬† The days are growing longer and longer.¬† I saw two robins yesterday.¬† I consider this a spring snow shower, bringing moisture to the high country from which we get our water.

Have a nice weekend everyone!


Traffic Jam–Almost Wordless Wednesday

First (you round them up)

Second (you head down the road to the next field or pasture)

Third (if you are in a car you hope you are going INTO the herd, not with it)

The cows that contain “Friend”¬† leave our area heading for thier winter ranch/headquarters.

It is there they will calve out.   I saw four bluebirds the other day.  And the geese are slowly leaving our area.

Spring is coming.  I can feel it in my bones.


Spring is Coming I Can Feel it in the AIr

Sometimes I am just amazed at the beauty this world has to offer us.

We are still experiencing clouds and grey skies, but the sunsets are just wonderful!

And the days are growing longer…Spring is coming.¬† I just know it is!