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. ­čÖé In the meantime, …

the sun came out right now…..

I didn’t know whether to call this post “and then the sun came out” or “right now on the farm”~ the next segment in an ongoing theme. So I mashed the two together…. The farm was washed clean (well, sort of. We still have animals and they just aren’t ever really clean even after a …

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┬ánip in the air in the mornings. But it’s enough of a change that I’m freaking out a …

This is the weirdest place I have ever lived…..

….weather wise, that is. As you know (because I have been whining about it non- stop) the weather has been unusually warm. We haven’t had any rain since the middle of June. It seems all of eastern Montana is on fire. But out of the blue~ we get a little cool front.┬áThis is the forecast …

Right now on the farm…..

…. it’s a little bit early in the morning and I’m sitting at the computer sipping coffee. I’m usually out the door to milk Maisy but today I’m lingering over my to do list for this day. I really have 2 to do lists: one list is my real to do list that includes laundry, …

Hay nose

We’ve had a couple of really nicely coolish days (I’m not sure “really nicely coolish” is proper English, but I’m going with it). Highs only in the 80’s and nights in the 50’s. The animals don’t seem to notice one way or the other. There was a tiny snafu during the hay cutting a couple …

Haying the pastures

It’s mid- July. It’s hot with no rain in sight. It’s time for hay! Our wonderful neighbors to the south have lots of tall, stout, mountain horses that are used to hunt in the backcountry during the fall. So they have big winter hay needs. And they have haying equipment. We just have one fat …