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 forecast …

Happy 4th!

Maisy’s is giving about 2-2.5 gallons of milk as well as nursing Phil so I am down to milking once a day. Phil has full access to Maisy all day then gets to sleep in a little bachelor pad at night on his own. Maisy is allowed a little momma time through the night where …

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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 to …

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 later …

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, …

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 has …

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 it …

It’s been an amazing several days of highs in the 60’s and 70’s and lows in the 40’s! We have a few stubborn low spots that still have actively standing water (can water “actively stand”?)~ our driveway and the southwest pasture. But most of our standing water has evaporated.   The fields are greening up …

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. Remember …