Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Has Arrived

Greetings from the forest

We have officially entered the fall season.  Living in Arizona it meant the temps were down to 100 as we waited for the winter months.  Here in Colorado it means the trees are changing colors, the evenings are in the 40's and 50's and the days are 75 to 80.  Crisp clear mornings are so invigorating but the getting light later is difficult no matter where you live.  There is a dusting of snow on the Sangre de Cristo mountains.  It is a preview of whats to come.

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Although busy it was a quiet week.  Except for, of course, the cows!  Yesterday a momma cow lost her baby right by my house and she bellowed and bellowed, then all the mommas got into the groove and moo'd.  I asked them nicely to go down the road (for any neighbors reading this, I was not really herding them away from my house) but they kept coming back.  Max and Ollie were going nuts.  Finally they moooooved on but returned, are you ready, at 2:45 this morning!  Oh seriously don't they sleep.  Yes neighbors I was herding them then in my jammies and slippers at 2:45!! They came back at 6 a.m.  Or perhaps it was another group.  Regardless, they do a great job mowing just hate the fertilizing.

Last week I got to see my favorite horse, MoTar.  This silly horse followed me around the property while I was taking pictures for our listing.  Here are a couple of pics.  Seriously I love this horse!  And he is for sale.  Problem is horses are expensive and although I could probably get a good price on him, its all the accessories like the new truck to pull the new horse trailer, the corral and barn I'd need to build, the hay, the grain, and the second horse to keep him company.  Guess I'll have to wait awhile, like until I hit the lottery.
Fixin his hair for his photo

While out taking photos of our horse property listing I drove by an interesting little cemetery on a county road.  Here is a picture along with an old wind mill and a lovely little pond. And we had a beautiful full moon.

On my way to work this week

Last but not least, a photo of my fierce cow alerting beasts -

Hope everyone has a great week and weekend -

Love and yup, more cow pies,

Monday, September 16, 2013

Just Babble

Good morning from the soggy forest -

Remember a few months ago we were praying for rain?  Ok, just for the record, Boulder and cities south have had enough.  It can stop now.  Although around here we've had a lot, the forest could still use a shower or two.  No complaints from me or the weeds.

This last week has been great.  Busy.  I made a tomato pie for some friends who shared a ton of tomatoes with me because they had to leave town for a family emergency.  I made the pie on the day of their return and they said it was great.  I can't wait to make another just to try it myself.  I have to say it did turn out pretty.

Also on the food front I made a great corn, zucchini and tomato salad with a cilantro dressing.  It was really good with chicken and then for a couple of days I just added it to my green salad.  Yummo.

On Saturday sister Deb and I went to the Artocade.  It is a parade where people decorate their cars.  It was really fun.  Very small town USA.  There were over 50 cars in the parade so obviously its pretty popular.  Here are some photos -

All up and down Main Steet
Don't you love this one!!
So cute.

Super creative and it made dinosaur noises

This van was from the local animal shelter, Noah's Ark.  There were several people following the van with dogs on leashes.  One little girl had a puppy on a leash and it kept stopping.  It looked like a black lab puppy and it was tired and just wasn't walking anymore.  She'd stop pick it up walk for a few steps and set it down.  The puppy wouldn't move so she'd pick it up and go a few more steps.  It was so cute.

Ok, I know this might be silly but - isn't this a pretty cow?  Look at her hide.  Who knew cows could be pretty, well that's a bit of an exaggeration but if there was a Miss Cow America beauty contest this gal would win!

Moving on to work babble, its been very busy.  Last Saturday I spent several hours taking clients around to see houses.  Are you sitting down?  They made an offer and it was accepted!  Yippie.

I believe I've babbled enough.  I'm wishing you a great week.  Take care -

Love and cow prints,

You thought I forgot - :-)
The boys are waiting for you....

Friday, September 6, 2013

Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Greetings from the forest

The weather of late has been a tad warm but who's complaining?  Certainly not me when I see the 108-110 in Arizona!  It cools down at night here and that makes the warm days so much more bearable.

There were turkeys in the driveway this morning.  Turkeys are a sign of a gift according to Indian Medicine, much like a beautiful sunset.  No, the dogs did not go out to see them.

We also had cows the other day, several that kept coming back, I must have yummy grass?  In the morning, the cows first visit, I let the dogs out on the deck and they barked their fool heads off.  My neighbor texted me to see if those were my "dogs making that noise".  Well of course!  They're city dogs trying to herd cows from the confines of a deck. lol.  Later that day I looked out the living room door and there was a giant cow right there by the fence by the door.  I'm serious, she was huge.  I've never seen a cow that big.  And just for the record she was quite pretty, a lovely taupe color. I got out the door without the dogs (a feat in itself) and shoo'd her away.  She wasn't happy with me.  She stopped and moo'd at me and I'm sure translated she was calling me a - well you know! lol.  I looked across the drive and there were a bunch more, several even laying down taking a break.  Oye.  So I moved them along. I'm sure they too were calling me bad names. Seriously, weed eating and fertilizing at the same time.  And just for the record, they need to do a better job at weed eating and a little less fertilizing!

Nice Earrings - no I didn't tell her they didn't match

What do you mean mooooooove

I heard you call me that name

This morning on my way out - a traffic jam of sorts -

And another one - my gosh I need to leave earlier -

Yesterday morning there were a group of deer in the yard just outside the fence.  Fortunately I saw them from upstairs before letting Max and Ollie out.  I went out and shoo'd them away too.  They were about as obedient as the darn cows.  Just stood there looking at me.  Perhaps I have no authority in the animal world?  Anyway, finally they moved on and the boys got to go outside.  No pictures of these young bucks but next time, I promise.

Can't have a blog from me without -

So as you can tell, it was just a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Love and cow pies (oh you know I had to),