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 …

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?   …

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 …

One more bulb post~ maybe! Our wonderful neighbor has allowed me to use her greenhouse! This is the neighbor with the big red barn where our sweet cows live in the winter. It is red too. She laughed when I asked if she was using the little red greenhouse this winter. Then she looked at …

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. …

the last drive before snow

It’s seven o’clock and still dark. I’m not sure if it will be light by 8. I can’t see outside but I can hear the wind rushing around the house. We must have a window open a tiny crack because I can hear a whistling coming from somewhere. Winter came with a bang this year. …

Working in the garden on a Sunday afternoon

We had a skiff of snow Wed and Thursday nights. And Friday night too, now that I think of it. Ohmygoodness. We’ve had the weirdest weather this whole year. And, actually, snow in October is not unheard of. And it melted pretty quickly but it did make me feel the pinch of what’s to come. …

27 on the front porch

27 on the front porch this morning. I covered the porch plants and just a few small beds of calendula in the main field garden. I’ll venture out later to see how everything fared. I have to give up on the outside plants pretty soon. I’m just not quite ready yet. 🙂 In the meantime, …

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 …