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.¬†This is the forecastContinue reading “This is the weirdest place I have ever lived…..”

Oops~ forgot the title before publishing

We had several days of cool rain and very moderate temperatures. Perfect for the growing garden. And growing piglets. The barn was sparkling in this morning’s early light. Maisy was sparkling too. The grass looks almost lime green. ¬†Well, lemon green. I STILL haven’t finished planting all our vegetables. I guess this is going toContinue reading “Oops~ forgot the title before publishing”

Rain makes us slow down

It’s raining. Thank goodness….. The yard, the pastures, the garden always seem to explode after a nice soaking rain. But I didn’t have everything planted in the garden yet. We knew it was coming so the morning was a blur of activity. Phil was a perfect gentleman, waiting his turn to momma. 2 gallons laterContinue reading “Rain makes us slow down”

Windy but cooler today

Windy today but the temperatures are much cooler. I had to wear a sweatshirt to milk this morning. The cooler temps are welcome. It was kind of hot for the end of May/ beginning of June at almost 90. The flies are discouraged by the cooler weather and the breeze. No flies and lush grass,Continue reading “Windy but cooler today”

Summer begins

The celebration is over. And the most wonderful family has returned back to their lives in Texas. It’s time to strip the beds, wash the dishes (again) and set things to order. Summer has begun. The piglets are watching for me instead of running from me. I’m sure it’s the creamy Maisy milk that hasContinue reading “Summer begins”

Long wonderful days

It’s 10:22 pm right now and I just came in from the garden. There’s still a bit of light left in the night sky but the mosquitoes ran me out. I was planting green beans. “Provider’ to be exact. Living on the 48th latitude has it’s perks this time of year. One being that itContinue reading “Long wonderful days”

Today in two parts….

This morning started off chilly and overcast. So I planned an office day: filing, writing reports, filling out applications for farming grants. You know. Office stuff. And, if I got all that done, I was going to trip down the stairs (well, not really trip down the stairs. That’s just a figure of speech. RememberContinue reading “Today in two parts….”

The new piglets

Last Friday, Daniel and I loaded up the blue farm truck and made the treck to a neighboring town to pick out some precious fatties. Last year Willow blessed us with lots of little fatties but this year we had a piglet tragedy ( And so we needed to pick out a few piglets fromContinue reading “The new piglets”