My Heart is Happy —Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The operation went well.  I’m am sure that each and every one of you helped.  After all, if enough people pray–then all the prayers become solid and real.

Now Terry will continue to rest, let the whisperings of healing fill each and every fiber of his being.

Thank you, all for your wishes, thoughts, and prayers for a good surgery and for healing.

Each of you is so amazingly wonderful.

From my HEART to your Heart,

Linda

 

Down a Crooked Road — Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Things are still dark and miserable.

I want to thank you, each and everyone for your comments, your emails, and your cards.

Please don’t be upset with me if I don’t get you answered back.  I am reading everything, but on my phone, and I find it hard to type on such little keys.

Terry is still not doing well.  Scary times.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

A Corner Turned — Monday, May 10, 2021

It’s been intense the last several days

Very!

But, after four trips to the Emergency Room,

A three day stay in the hospital

Lots and lots of tests

Finally, the last Doctor called for the right test

The surgeon arrived—the pain conquered.

We are now home.

Healing is the next step.

Home!

Both of us.

The stress level is gone, the despair pulling both of us into an abyss of worry and fear—over!

Thank heavens!

After all the farm, the yard, and my life…all run on Terry. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Wishing Each of You Merry Christmas—Thursday, December 24, 2015

Terry, myself, Boomer and Monkey, Sam the kitty would like to wish all of you

a Very Merry Christmas.

And for all of my friends who celebrate in other ways and at other times,

I hope your day is  a good day filled with precious moments!

boomer-christmas-4(Mom made me put this stupid thing on…I’m just going to lay here…I refuse to get up.)

“Hey, Boomer!  Do you want a cookie?”

boomer-christmas-3COOKIE!

  Oh darn!  I stood up and she flashed the camera!

Close Tree

From our house to yours! 

Merry Christmas! 

Terry and Linda

Summertime—July 13, 2015

Coming-inSummertime and the liv’n is not as easy as winter.  Tee Hee

DitchThis Terry coming in from making ditches…that’s the ditcher on the back.

I’ve been painting the outside of our house. It really needs it.  Last year I painted down at the other house, but this year I MUST focus on this place.

12Our corn is getting close to tasseling out!  What a joy that is–the too wet and cold spring, followed by smashing heat gave us a wonder if the corn was going to pull through.

hayHere Terry is staking a load of hay…I am in charge of getting the  stack stable…think poles and such holding up the stack…not a hard job, but a necessary job.  We are already getting hay customers, which is a very good thing.

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Of course there is always water to change, several times a day.  If not change at least check.

I would really like to wash my windows, but we are being gifted with afternoon thunder and rain storms…I think I will wait a spell. 🙂

Me-going-outBoomer and I go out to scatter the corn once a day.  This is old corn we keep around to feed the deer, birds, raccoons, whatever or whoever wants some—it keeps the critters OUT of the corn fields.

Life is busy.  To be honest with you I really don’t want it any other way.

Off now to keep painting — I just about have one side done.  ( We have a two-story house…I sure dread the 2nd story 😦 )

I still need to do the eaves on the west side, which is going to be time consuming.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Quickly There and Now Here—Tuesday, July 7, 2015

We took a very quick trip to Craig, Colorado.

PonderYears and years ago Terry was a plumber. Also, he knows how to do house wiring from all his years in the Electrical trade…therefore, when Kelly called and asked if Terry would come up and help with a small remodel he was doing for their house.

The answer was:  “Sure, I’ll put the water in the pasture and we will head up”!

Happy

(Jumping with Hank Puff and the guinea pig–Moe)

LUCKY LUCKY Terry and I!

Your friend,

Linda

 

Fire Roads—Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fire-Road-1Terry and I spent yesterday sprucing up the fire roads.  We lived here for years and years and never had to have fire roads, but in 2012 all that changed.

Our neighbor two miles from us started a fire on one of his fields and left for lunch. Didn’t check or stay with it or, well, anything. From 11 in the morning until around 2 in the afternoon he didn’t even know what the fire was doing.

We did!  We knew!  And so did the other people in the path the fire.  The whole thing was frightening.  It took several fire departments to put out the blaze, which didn’t occur until evening…in the process we almost lost a barn and all the farm equipment.  Thankfully, Mr. Davis’ cows and calves were okay.  It was a nightmare day.

Guess what…the next year he sat his fire again…I just don’t get people who use fire to clear the farm ground….put it back into the soil…it’s better for the soil and the air.  Not to mention safer.

After the first fire we built fire roads, because you see, this man STILL burns off his land every spring, he says he likes the results better.  😦

MeThis is the tractor I drive, it has the loader.  The loader and Terry’s has the blade, we make a good team.  After years and years of hand signals, I think I am FINALLY figuring them out.  🙂

CowsWhile up there we checked for calves, nothing yet.  I think those girls are going to all pop at the same time!  One day we will look out and see 60 babies on the ground.  There are 80 cows out there, but surely not all 80 will lay down a calf as the same time.  🙂

Off today to look for a wood chipper and log splitter.  I would like the wood chipper for the two yards for mulch and Terry is tired of splitting wood by hand. We may not find one we like but at least we will start the process of looking!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm

Linda

Saying Good-bye–Sunday, January 4, 2015

There are so many ways to say Good-bye—so many.

When a life passes on to the ‘other-side’—where that is we will never truly know until we also pass over…the tangible pieces of every day living are left behind.  “You can’t take it with you,” is a very true statement.

Rick’s brother and sisters respectfully asked Terry if he could/would come help them with the gathering of Rick’s assets and collections.  Farmer’s always have collections, you know.  It takes many pieces of this and that to keep things running.

FriendshipSo down the road Terry would go tractor and loader at the ready.

Rick Another neighbor, Shea’s brought over the trailer for Terry to load the equipment for the ready of Flower’s Consignment Sale the first Saturday of February.

ToolsSaturday other friends and neighbors arrived— a community of men helping the family complete Rick’s life on earth.

Yesterday they finished.  There is something so sad in the thought that one life is finished. The farm house will be sold- a new family will move in excited to begin life in the country- the equipment will go on to someone delighted to have it, and the personal items sorted and delivered to favorite nieces, nephews and cousins.  Although gone, the memory of Rick will stay alive in everyone thoughts.

Evening-4

Saying Good-bye.

Even in death people pull together to make one last gift to the person who has gone on.

Your friend,

Linda

Seventy—May 4, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Terry turned 70!  I hope I am as active and energetic and able to work as hard as my Dear Husband does everyday….still!

Today, I’m having our kids and their families over for a Sunday dinner celebration.  We had to wait for everyone to be off work.

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

I found this cool little saying:

“Seventy is wormwood,

Seventy is gall

But its better to be seventy,

Than not

Alive at all.”–Phyllis McGinley

Terry and I

Your farming friends!

Terry and Linda