What We have Been Doing—-Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Terry is feeling much better.  Still not able to walk on slanted ditch banks, or to carry heavy loads, but improving daily.

With the healing of the foot, he is now restless…a good sign, as they say.

So Terry decided it was time to clean off the top of the settling pond and haul the dirt into low spots on the farm.

This isn’t our settling pond, but our neighbor always lets us clean the top off, then he comes in and digs out all the dirt so the water can ‘settle’ before it goes onto the fields.

Since the air was hot and dry, no sign of wind or rain anywhere.  Off we went a mile away…to haul loads and loads of dirt onto the hollow spots on our farm.

We worked all afternoon until around five.  Only stopping a short spell to change the water in the little corn field.

Finally, it was time to head home.  Terry with the load. Me on the tractor.  We will begin again in the morning.  After I get the water changed and some of my housework done.

I’m so glad he is feeling better. Soon, maybe by next week, he will be back to normal.  That’s my wish anyway!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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What We Have Been Doing—-Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We have now reached a time when we are up WAY before the sun

“Stuff’ starts happening,

just as soon as the first set of water takes place, as the sun peaks over the horizon spreading sunshine like a veil on the night cooled land.

All loaded out hay goes out early before the sharp, brilliant heat bakes into the land

Then the work begins.

Terry and I work on

hanging steel for the walls

of the new building

Of course you do realize it’s mostly Terry that does most the work…although, he assures me he couldn’t get it done if I didn’t help 🙂

 Then when the heat is a silent, stabbing pain I work on painting the trim on the house

That way I can move around in the shade! 🙂 I still have the upstairs and the west side and half of the east side and I will be DONE!

Then as the coming dusk fills the sky and the earth (it’s coming earlier now)

 

It’s time for another set of water

The slice of Moon lighting the sky,

on the very last run to change water, around 10:00 p.m.

This is what we’ve been doing on these early fall days. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda