Being Thankful

It’s still dark and will be for at least another hour or so. The house is chilly and the “kids” (minus one) are still asleep. There’s apple crisp in the oven. The turkey will be next. There’s bacon in the cast iron skillet set on a low heat and I’m sipping coffee, reading the news …

Maisey

This is a post about our cow. Maisey lived at a home dairy before she came to live with us. She was one of a small herd of about 7 cows, both mature, milking Jerseys and a few calves. She was sold only because the woman who originally owned her was about to have another …

It has definitely felt more like fall these last few weeks. Almost springish- fall. Lots of rain. Lots of nice warm days and cool nights. I even got a few cool flower sprouts planted in the garden (more on that new experiment later 🙂 ).But then~ just like that: Of course, this is Montana and …

cold, frosty mornings….

….morphing into lovely fall days. The temps have been swinging from the low 20’s (17 one night last week!) into the 60’s during the day. The garden clean up iiiiissssss. Sssssooooo. Ssssssllllloooooowwww. But I am on both feet solidly instead of 4 wobbly feet (crutches) like this time last year. And I am thankful. Most of …

snow!

We had a skiff of snow on the ground this morning! Here! On the valley floor! Of course I have no pictures of snow in the yard this morning because I am pretending I didn’t see snow in the yard this morning. And if I didn’t see snow, then it really didn’t snow. Right?   …

Snow in the mountains!

Look what we woke up to this morning!     AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! Weather: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 49. Calm wind. Tonight a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.  

It’s late (0745) but the sun is just making an appearance. The light really messes me up this time of year. It seems like it’s way into October before I move with the flow of fall instead of fight against the change. Don’t get me wrong~ I LOVE fall but weather changes gives me “itchy …

31 on the porch this morning. Bleck. I’m not sure how the sunflowers are surviving~ but they obviously are as evidenced by the header pic. I guess they are just all snuggled up together? And keep each other warm? (Do flowers keep each other warm?) Maisey is starting to gain her winter colors. Her coat …