Maisey

This is a post about our cow. Maisey lived at a home dairy before she came to live with us. She was one of a small herd of about 7 cows, both mature, milking Jerseys and a few calves. She was sold only because the woman who originally owned her was about to have another …

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 …

cold, frosty mornings….

….morphing into lovely fall days. The temps have been swinging from the low 20’s (17 one night last week!) into the 60’s during the day. The garden clean up iiiiissssss. Sssssooooo. Ssssssllllloooooowwww. But I am on both feet solidly instead of 4 wobbly feet (crutches) like this time last year. And I am thankful. Most of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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~ …