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 …

Goodbye Summer (part 2)

…..then one August morning, Montana decides she is done with summer and catapults herself and all her citizens into fall. And here we are. The last few days of August. We are still a bit smokey from the nearby Glacier National Park fires. We had a little rain yesterday which should clear us out for the …

Goodbye summer (part 1)

The summer has blown by. It always does. In June, summer is stretched out before you and feels long and luxurious~ full of anticipation. Then one August morning, Montana decides she is done with summer and catapults herself and all her citizens into fall. But first~ the boys of summer. This was our last year …

Even though this is a little late and a little grainy~ I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share my most wonderful boys’ tribute.   🙂   My boys…. minus one.  🙂 Can’t get any better than this…..unless the “minus one” was here too.

It’s amazing when just one day of posting is interrupted. So many happenings on the farm make it hard to catch up. Then, poof. It’s been 6 weeks since you blogged. A web friend calls it perfectly: “if I miss my writing window it is very hard to get back to in the course of …

near miss…

33 degrees out in the flower fields last night. The surrounding mountains all have new snow. I was up early with my trusty (unfrozen 🙂 ) hose to sprinkle the new plantlings with water to keep them from succumbing to frost. I haven’t been back out yet to check on them since the sun has …

Right now on the farm….

…it’s raining. We could hear it coming a long way off. The breeze is out of the east and we can smell the woods. The temperatures are suddenly in the 50’s and it is lovely. This weather reminds me of why we live here. After another brutal winter, it’s kind of like~   “oh yeah. That’s …

We move Maisy into a new paddock every couple days. She eats everything in her smallish area and drops “gifts” in a fairly intense manner. This has a multifold purpose. She eats the top 1/3- 1/2 of all the greens~ not just the choice ones, and she deposits fertilizer throughout. Then we move her to …