Ditch Work—Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pipe-2We are removing most of the gated pipe.  Terry is tired of it and wants to turn that area back into a dirt ditch.

Pipe-1I drove the four-wheeler and hauled the pipe down to the end of the dirt ditch, he dug the pipe out the area it was resting in.  (I got the easy job).  Boomer and I also started picking up the siphon tubes and the orange dams.  Cows are very hard on things like that—they love to walk on them to hear the snap!  Silly girls.

DirtToday we are back at the settling pond.  He was going to finish it up in the spring, but has since decided to do it now.  The huge pile you see in the corner we will do just before the water turns in, but the rest of the dirt will come out this fall.

Actually today.

JumpFour-wheeler jump on a dirt pile!! Tee Hee

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


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,



Last Night’s Sunset—Monday, October 5, 2015

Colorado-RedWe had a most gorgeous sunset last night…

CRSuch a beautiful sight to behold.

Tonight after 5:00 I must call this certain number to find out if I have jury duty tomorrow. OH! How I hope I don’t have jury duty, or if I do…I am NOT picked.  

I do NOT want to be the judge of someone else’s life. EVER!


I’ve had people judge me, and my life, and even throw stones.  I do NOT want to decide the verdict of someone else life…..ever!

Here is a little Irish Proverb, which I like:  “When I count my blessings, I COUNT YOU TWICE!”

With much friendship,


The Color Shouted—Sunday, October 4, 2015

We took a short drive to Grand Mesa, making the loop from the Cedaredge side, to the Collbran side, then back around again.
4It was marvelous!


“Everywhere she walked the color shouted

1And sang around her…

5In October any wonderful

8Unexpected thing might

67be possible.”—Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Eye candy for the soul!

Your friend,


The Adventures of Boomer on Friday—Things to be Doing


“Hurry up, Boom!  We’ve got things we need to be doing!”  Mom patted her leg and took off at a good clip of a walk.

Huh?!  Hurry! UP!?  That only means one thing… we are going somewhere!

Yep, Mom lifted my up on the back of the four-wheeler, waited a spell.  Dad was moving the tractor with the loader out of its shed, which is right behind where Mom and Dad park their four-wheelers.

GoingThen Dad took off going one direction and Mom and I headed to the Back Forty!

Soon as we were up where we were going mom gave me the talk: (I get the talk EVERYTIME, okay…Mom go ahead, get it over with so I can go do my stuff) “Don’t roll in anything stinky or nasty, Boomer.  Or you won’t get to sleep inside tonight!  Also, come when I call or you hear my four-wheeler start…there will be a treat for you when we get back home.”


TREAT!  I love TREATS, so I really, really, really, try hard to remember to come when mom calls or the four-wheeler starts.  I really do TRY hard!!!!


So anyway, Mom started doing whatever it was she wanted to do up there and I took OFF! There so many things to sniff and smell!


Fun things to look upon and interesting animals….sniff, sniff….badger… porcupine—hum, don’t go that way…once quilled is enough for me.  Let’s see the swamp is full of Red-winged blackbirds…Pheasants, doves, quails…ah so much to learn ab…..

HUH!!! Do I hear Mom calling?  Maybe…I’ll go in a minute or so…sniff, sniff… OH!  The four-wheeler is starting up…HURRY! I got to hurry or I won’t get a treat….HURRY!!!



Yumm—dog cookie!

Humm, mom is back outside and has her purse… “Come on, Boom! Let’s go to town.”


TOWN!  Oh, boy! TOWN!


Gosh, this has been a great day…and it isn’t even noon yet!

Wonder what the afternoon is going to bring!




Another Job Done Until Spring—Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DirtWell, we got half of the dirt cleaned off of the settling pond! (all the edges must be cleaned off so the pond can be re-dug in the spring.)

The rest will wait until March or early April, just before the water is turned into the ditches on that field.

Hay-CustomerBoomer had a great time…but nothing compares to loading up and ‘escorting’ in and out hay customers!  Well, maybe right up there with the Mail Lady—and SHE always has a dog cookie with Boomer’s name written on it!

Evening-walkA good couple of days work! Nothing broke down, everything went smooth as glass.

You can’t ask for more than that.  :)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm.


Waiting for the Moon, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BM-8Like all of you, Terry and I waited for the Super/Blood moon to rise over the eastern mountains.  (Although,  Terry had to jump up randomly from the Broncos game), Boomer and I sat outside and ….watched!

BM-#The site was a fascinating wonder to behold

Blood-Moon-1What an amazingly beautiful gift from the heavens

BM-2Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Scenes of Fall, Monday, September 28, 2015

DustWe have finished with the pinto beans. Cleaned up the truck and the combines putting them to bed for…well, forever.

Today we start hauling dirt from the settling ponds..

Fall-2Sometimes we haul the dirt in the spring, but this year Terry wants to do it in the fall.

ScatterHe is very serious about renting out the place next year, so he wants to have the farm in ‘perfect’ order for the renter.

WorkWe use this dirt to build up areas that have either washed away or blown away.  This soil is also spread out over the farm ground to fill in holes that have developed.

FallOff now!  My wish for you is that your day is the best it can be!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Mount Saint Helens-Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mt.-St.-HelensSuz, another fun blog follower, sent me a series of photos from her area.  She lives in the shadow of Mount Saint Helens, in Oregon.

Mt.-St.-Helens-2Last week she and a friend of hers took a trip to the up the Mountain of Mount St. Helen’s.  Her friend, is Dana Hunter, who is writing a book about Mount St. Helens.

Mt.-St.-Helens-3Anyway…just look at this series of photos!  She said there were taken on the road up to the


Johnson Ridge Observatory, located at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.


What a stunning and amazing mountain/volcano!

Thank you, to Suz!  I hope everyone enjoys these photo like I did!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm