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?   …

Snow in the mountains!

Look what we woke up to this morning!     AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! Weather: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 49. Calm wind. Tonight a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.  

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 …

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. …

last warm day

It was 38 degrees on my front porch this morning. Today might be our last “warm” day of the week. Maybe the summer. The highs on Friday are only supposed to be 56. And we are expecting RAIN! I can’t believe I’m so excited about rain! Especially after all my complaining (“rain-plaining”?) this past spring. …

Barely missed the bullet

It was 34 degrees on my front porch this morning! 34! That’s only 2 degrees from freezing! Ohmygoodness!!!! I have hundreds of veggies and flower starts in the garden. And I have many, many starts on the porch waiting to be planted. If it had gotten any colder, I would have lost it all. Again. …

It’s snowing again. It’s not entirely snow. It’s kind of a snow/ rain mix. The cows have slowed their eating. With the milder temperatures, they are back into their usual eating patterns~ about a bale a day each instead of almost two bales a day per cow. We even have a whole week of above …

Bits and pieces

Just a few odds and ends today. The weather has been really nice~ cold at night but mild and sunny during the day. We’ve also had a bit of freezing fog which makes for interesting diamond deposits on fencing and trees and cow whiskers. Rachael and I took Rhett to the Flathead Spay and Neuter …