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 …

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 …

It’s been a quiet autumn. The weather has warmed up and the snow has melted a little. I am SOOOO glad. It’s psychologically disturbing to have snow so early. The chickens are definitely finished laying eggs until spring. I miss the egg glut already. Phil is growing in waves: he thickens up, then he gets taller. …

A slow change

Farm life continues on in it’s wonderful, slow, often predictable plodding. The weather has taken a shift. We are experiencing a cold, misty rain every couple of days and the trees in the mountains are starting to show color. But yesterday was dry and clear, so I moved the cows to our pastures. We have …

Rain

We woke up to a wonderful, drizzle this morning. 48 degrees on my front porch. We gleefully threw open windows and breathed in the fresh, moist air. If there was any doubt after yesterday’s frost, there is none now~ summer is over. We might have more warm days this month, but the general weather movement is …

Just another summer day…..

Tim scooped up all the kids and the dogs and went fishing. Therefore, I have the whole house to myself for just a couple of hours. Being an extrovert, I’m usually happiest with lots of noise and commotion and business in the house. But this unexpected quiet is nice. A quick trip to the garden …

home again

My beloved comes home today! He’s had a long trip away from us because of work. He is gone for work often but this trip was extra long. So his homecoming will be extra sweet! The farm continues to move at breakneck speed into fall. Summer always seems too short. I remember when we lived …

We are so busy. I feel like I’m chasing my tail. Working in the garden. Milking. Mowing the lawn. Inside work. Outside work. Fun. Fun. Fun! The light is changing ever so slightly and there is a tiny nip in the air in the mornings. But it’s enough of a change that I’m freaking out a …

Windy but cooler today

Windy today but the temperatures are much cooler. I had to wear a sweatshirt to milk this morning. The cooler temps are welcome. It was kind of hot for the end of May/ beginning of June at almost 90. The flies are discouraged by the cooler weather and the breeze. No flies and lush grass, …