Someone said I need to learn to be a vegetarian.
You got to be kidding!
Skies like these are a distant memory, anymore
This is what our skies look like
Most of the time…smoke sinking into each and everything
Sometimes a tad worse than other times
Once in a while, a slight breeze lightens the smoke
But, more often than not, the sun is stained dazzlingly red, red, red
As it sinks below the edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau.
We so need rain.
As does every place else in the dry, combusting west.
From my world to your heart,
It’s been raining here,
Little showers of delight
Our air, ground, and souls cooling way down
Making a person think it might be Autumn
It makes me feel like Fall
Time racing forward
That summer will be over (too) fast.
Moments racing ahead…
The rain is nice, it’s actually making puddles
Still…over there — just beyond
The cool down, just before
Ah, well…until then
Our days go Quietly forward…
Your friend on a western Colorado farm
Terry is starting to feel so much better now. It’s been a huge long-haul, but we are making it.
Six Doctors, four trips to the emergency room, a three-day stay in the hospital, then an operation for gallbladder, plus thyroid medication, plus finally being able to eat again…(he lost 20 pounds) the corner to health is being turned.
What a huge marvelous blessing!
I am so grateful for all your prayers, good wishes, hand-holding across the internet, and hugs both near and far.
You are all such wonderful caring people!
From my heart to your heart,
Our area—not just where we live and farm
But our whole area, everything below the Grand Mesa, areas fed from the Gunnison River and the Uncompahgre River
Are being rationed for irrigation water.
Some places have already been told they will have NO water and domestic water is also being monitored
You see there has not been enough snow in the mountains for the last two years (longer in some areas)
The snow this year will melt into the ground and fill the underground lakes and streams and possibly the lakes and reservoirs
Hopefully the lakes and reservoirs.
The water managers have begun rationing…
It’s early…very early…usually rationing doesn’t start until the heat of summer.
Water—-it’s on everyone’s lips. A nagging concern in the back of everyone’s mind. And constant management on all farms with all farmers.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,