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 …

We’ve had a reprieve from the deep cold. AND a bit of sunshine! We were treated to blue skies yesterday! It was glorious! I’m not sure how long it’s been since we’ve seen blue.  It gave me a clear morning to deliver the last of the pigs to their new destination.  The cows are doing …

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 …

Here comes Fall

No freeze last night. The temperature was 38 this morning. But it is damp so the cold seems colder. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks she’s a bit chilly. Joey just snuggled under the quilt we have on the couch. She’s hard to see. Her coat is the same color as our …

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 …

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. …

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 …