On my daily commute to work, I drive alongside a reservoir. On May 15th the county opened it up, in conjunction with the park service, to allow boats on it again, due to the COVID situation. They were all being safe and socially distant. (It's a big reservoir.) I noticed the fractal type patterns on … Continue reading Ripples
For several days in a row I've been watching our Scottish Highland cattle grazing in our lower pasture while I am washing the eggs at my kitchen sink. One or two would begin to rub heads, frolic around, and then take off running up the hill. Then all the other cows began to think, “What's … Continue reading Be-all and end-all
It's all a matter of perception. I perceive the same 100 feet to be a much shorter distance during the spring, summer, and fall, than I do in the winter. Why? It is finally warm enough to pull out the 100 foot hose in order to fill up some of our animal's water tubs. It … Continue reading Coccinellidae
A friend of mine who lives in Florida told me recently that it is beach season. I live at 8300 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rockies, and it was snowing as I began to write this post on Easter Sunday. So that got me wistfully thinking about beach season too. While pondering beautiful … Continue reading Baywatch
As a food producer in Colorado, I have to carry a letter with me at all times. It is a critical business designation which states that “the bearer of this letter is an essential worker in the food and agricultural sector and in exempt from any restrictions placed on work or travel during the COVID-19 … Continue reading Essential Worker Status
It really hits home now. The reality that life can be short and we really don't want to waste it in the unnecessary fluff that does not bring meaning during this time of unknowns. That is why I am declaring, that's it. I've had it up to here. I'm done sitting on the fence. I'm … Continue reading Being Zesty
Welcome to the one post that will change the way you look at your life forever! (I hope!) I recently finished a women's Bible study, with some beautiful sisters, entitled Exploring the Mystery Within. One of our first homework assignment was to make a list of five things we could declare about who we are. … Continue reading What’s in a name?