We are Here Together—-Thursday, May 4, 2017

The mail brought me my new router yesterday.  I was so excited.  I only had to to clip in this and that and I was good to go!

Not only that, but I was able to finish up all my spring cleaning of the house, get one of the sheds cleaned up, AND I found one more railroad tie….I just need one more and my flower beds will be done!

The sunset last night was exhilarating–echoing loudly within the sky…creating a muted rush within me—making me feel light on my feet.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

A Wonderful Busy Weekend—-Monday, March 27, 2017

Our daughter, son-in-law and all the grandkids came for the weekend.  What a great wonderful time we had!

Saturday was taken up with Track for Blade, and basketball for Linkin.  Then on Sunday we got to have all our children here.

I’m tired, extremely happy and very behind!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

THE COWS ARE HERE!!!!!—Sunday, January 31, 2016

CowsThe cows arrived early the next morning!  Terry and I manned the gates, while Hank and his daughter, Teresa, brought in 80 cows.

The cows were as delighted to be here as I was to see them!    Every time I look out into the fields my heart does a happy dance.  I know that sounds silly, but it’s true.

Even if it snows again, the cows have arrived! With the cows come babies, babies mean Spring.

Cows

The reason the Davis’ calve out in April is they want the calves big enough to be able to walk all the way to the ranch on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

First the cows, calves and bulls will walk (trail) up to the mid-way ranch–they call this place the White Ranch.  Here the cows spend time until the high country is free of snow.

June, or so,  the cows will head up to the lush cool forest on the Plateau, where the long-time Davis summer ranch is— here they will spend the summer and the fall.  Once the snows start to come the Davis’ will round-up the the cows trailing them back down to the half-way house (the White Ranch) allowing the  cows to linger there and put on the weight they may have lost on the long walk down the mountain side.

Once the snows reach the White Ranch the cows will be trailed to the Davis Ranch to spend the winter.

CowsTHEN COMES LATE WINTER when the spring’n heifers and ‘some’ of the second years get to come to OUR PLACE!!  *¨*•♪♫♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•♥

The cows are as happy as I am…•❥*◝◟.they sift themselves here and there, checking out their old favorite places.  Then by the second or third day they have settled down into a routine. (We don’t see the third or fourth year cows, only the first and second year)

Your very happy friend, on a western Colorado farm

Linda

 

THANKFULLY! —- Wednesday, December 1, 2015

Frozen-2Thankfully! My computer is fixed!!!  And it wasn’t a huge fix or an expensive one, nor did I have to buy a new one!  YAY!

Frozen1We are frozen here!  Although, we did have a wee melt today around three o’clock. I think we got up to 33*.  Strange weather…more like January and February.

SundogI also saw a small sundog on my morning walk.  Colder weather coming toward us again, it seems.

Oh, well.  my computer is back!  Everything is right with the world again!

I’ve missed you!

Your very happy friend,

Linda

YAY—Tuesday, October 5, 2015

I called and it was canceled!  YAY!  That is even better!  I’ve had a bit of company early this morning so I haven’t been able to get up her [in my office] to change my post, thereby letting you know!

Canceled is a very GOOD thing!

Morning-SKySunday morning our sky looked like this…Storm coming in.

Today (Monday) it is sprinkling off and on.  Still Terry says it isn’t ‘that wet’, so we are heading out to move gated pipe.

We worked on the gated pipe yesterday, between sprinkles of rain. Terry also worked on the dirt ditch.   Boomer and I started removing the dams and siphon tubes on the pinto bean field.  I so much prefer working on the irrigation system.

Anyway, Good morning my friends!

Your friend,

Linda

 

A Small Gift—Sunday—May 24, 2015

We have company today…our kids and grandchildren from Craig…what a joy!

Brick

So for today I share with you my yard…the rain has been wonderful for my yard (and for the weeds)

Side-Garden

It’s been a curse for the farm, but today is a celebration!

Sundial

Therefore, I share my yard with you.

Garden!I hope your weekend is a good one my friends!

Love,
Linda

 

Joy in the Small Things–Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December, 24, 2014

GiftThe elevator called and asked if Terry wanted to bring in all the rest of his corn…they were a tad short and could use it—the catch was it has to be there before December 31st.

“You bet’ya! And Thank YOU!”  Terry replied and headed out the door.

We loaded up the truck in a bright (YAY FOR SUNSHINE) brittle cold, with a freezing wind straight off the snowbanks.

But who is complaining?  This year’s crop all sold THIS year!

Thank you for your concern for Rick and his sister’s.  It will be a hard Christmas this year for them.  Yet, also a blessing—no longer is Rick in any pain.  The funeral will be Monday.

Everything always works out for the best, my Momma used to say.  And you know what? I do believe she is right!

Merry Christmas my friends!

Linda

 

Today we have SUNSHINE!!! and a Mossy Fence— Thursday October 2, 2014

Today we have beautiful, wonderful, delightful SUNSHINE!!!

MossIf the sun will stay the moss on the fences, anything made of cement (or wood), and the trees will dry up and go away!

Moss-on-fence

Not to mention the drying up of the yard and the road and the fields!

YAY!  SUNSHINE!!!

For more fences and gates (or to add your own) head over to Teresa’s Place… you won’t be disappointed!

Your friend,

Linda