Some Where there are Dreams Being Lost — Monday, August 9, 2021

The smoke is thickly here, looming and seething into every crack, washing everything in grey vapors.

The smoke is thick enough we can’t see the beginning of the cornfields

unless we are close

Air quality is terrible.

Still, the regular work goes on.

Although, this is miserable for us…

I am fully aware

We are experiencing the result of someone, somewhere losing everything they own, whether human, or animal, or Forrest.

Smoke is the result of huge sparks and flames; taking away everyone’s dreams.

My heart goes out to each soul and all lives experiencing these horrible, horrible fires.

From my heart to your world,



Nearly Constant (the Smoke), BUT Look What is Happening, —- Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The smoke has been nearly constant, burning the eyes and smothering the land. But late evening brought a wind

That started to clear the skies from the dull light through the deep smoke

The wind gusting here and there adding to the

sweet joy of seeing the new baby alfalfa seeds taking hold and starting to grow

Even in the muted gray of the skies, and the true lack of real sunlight, the new field is starting to green up.

The evening colors weaving lushly in the sky

And bathing us with immediate relief.

Greenfields and clearer skies!

With even a hint of rain in the air!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




Smoke Stains the Land, As the Forests Burn—-Sunday, August 23, 2020

Smoke spreads its grey self all across the hills, dales, and valleys of our area.

Changing the light into strange colors; unusual and weird. Colors that could make the hair stand up on your neck if you thought about it much.

The smoke disturbs the sunset, albeit in a rather pretty way


Death’s Kingdom for those in the fire’s deadly path

Smoke filling the skies spitefully

The sun, no longer bright and overwhelming,

Edged and shrouded in smoke…

Available to be seen by the naked eye.

The west so needs rain. Please pray for rain…the fires are terrible here in the west…

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Heat Shimmers Across our Land —- Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The heat has risen to over 100* for the last few days, 102*, 103*f (37.77c) sometimes with wind; a hot wind, sometimes not.  Just hot still air. (I am NOT complaining, for I LOVE SUMMER!) 

It’s hard to keep things wet, but so far we are doing okay.

The really bad thing about this weather

Are the wildfires.

Never ever a good thing


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Fire Season—-Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fire-Road-1We have been  working on the fire roads.  This is a scary time of year for us.

Fire-road-1As you can see there is lots of fuel, if a fire were to get away from someone burning off their fields.


Twice we had two different neighbors start fires below us and go off and leave them. The fires came just five feet from the barn and corrals at our rental.  It was terrifying.

The photos here are of the one in 2012.Fire-10 (the second fire…was in  2011 from a different neighbor)

Then on March 16, 2012 the ditch company burned up the other two sides of our place.

Since that time we have been very, very careful! to keep fire roads open and well maintained.  For years and years we never even had fire roads, nor did we need fire roads.  It just all started about 8 years ago when people decided to burn instead of work the ground up.

Terry, also, disks around all the corn fields and the alfalfa fields.  Having those fields disked actually stopped the second fire from swooshing across to our house and barns.   Fire makes it’s own wind and with the wind blowing it can travel very fast, even jumping from spot to spot.

Road-1We feel the roads are in now good shape; so today he will start disking around the ends of the fields.


Usually I drive the tractor  with the loader, but sometimes Terry and I switch.

Yes-I-driveHe’s MUCH better at the scary stuff and than I am!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—Forgotten

Can you believe it!!!?  Mom forgot to let me blog last week!  I was SHOCKED!!!

1Oh, well!  I still had lots to do.


I checked out the perimeter of the farmhouse every morning and evening and more, if I’m bored.

2Sometimes I head out in the night.  Because…

3Well you see why.

12It’s really smoky here.  All the smoke from the horrible wildfires going on in California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming has drifted into our area.

Red-SUn-2 It’s caught here…we are full of hills and dales, mountains and buttes, valleys and hollers, mesas and canyons,  so it makes for a wonderful spot to stay a spell.  Mom says we either need a good stiff wind or a nice heavy rain.

Red-Sun3I think I agree with her.  I spend lots of time sneezing, right along with Mom and Dad, and the rest of the people who live in our area. (Mom says she bets its much worse where the fires really are.)

We are working down at the rent house again.  Mom says she is not fond of rental property.  As for me…heck! I love it!  Anytime I get to ‘go’ I’m up for whatever there is to go too!  🙂

QuailLOOK!  A Gambol’s Quail up high on the electric line!


Gota go! Mom wants me to help her!