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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. SOMEBODY in the family decided to cultivate an infected uterus. And had to have surgery. Unexpectedly. The vet said intact, female dogs over 5 sometimes have issues with infected uterus (uterus’? uterus’s? uteri?). It’s considered an emergency and they have to be removed before they rupture. (the uterus~ …

Warm weather is moving us into true spring. Rachael is home from college. (Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.) The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and …

Busy, busy….

…busy. I think I’ll rename spring “busy- ness without end, amen”. Nice ring, huh? We have been ramping up the outside work with the warm weather. Two of the kids I have home right now have been trying to fit in yard/ farm work in between baseball practice and college finals.  I have been spending …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality. The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …

More snow.  Everyone is complaining. I know it’s just the last hissy- fit (do people still say “hissy- fit”?) of winter. We ALL know this won’t last. But still….. This did change, briefly, to sunshine. And it was glorious. I tippy- toed out to take some dry pictures while I had the chance. The animals …

Right now on the farm…..

We had been experiencing a nice warm-ish trend~ highs in the mid 30’s (I KNOW! MID 30’S IN JANUARY!). Lows in the upper 20’s and not much new snow. We all were lulled into thinking we might have an early spring. Shoulda known better.  The wind is howling out of the north east and there …