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 ūüôā ).But then~ just like that: Of course, this is Montana and …

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?   …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality.¬†The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …

More snow.¬† Everyone is complaining. I know it’s just the last hissy- fit (do people still say “hissy- fit”?) of winter. We ALL know this won’t last. But still….. This did change, briefly, to sunshine. And it was glorious. I tippy- toed out to take some dry pictures while I had the chance. The animals …

It’s snowing. And was -17 on the front porch this morning. Bleck. Instead of showing the same old tired images of the snow covered farm, I thought I’d show some of the other things that are going on in our home. But first, cow pictures.¬† Our lovely cows. A few forsythia branches in bloom~ I …

Happy Mother’s Day :]

When the kids asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day, I jumped at the chance to have a couple of jobs done in the garden. While I could take care of the chores myself, the work would go really fast if the kids help. So we raced home after church. But¬†before we could change …

it’s snowing

Okay. It is just April.   No one is impressed.   Today’s count: 32 eggs What’s for supper: Fish tacos and cole slaw Weather: Rain and snow showers, mainly before 3pm. High near 46. South wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west southwest. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is …

goodbye winter, almost

Winter has lost her grip. Though the temperatures drop below freezing almost every night, the days are warm-ish and (kinda) balmy. At least for northwest Montana. Of course when the snow melts fast, it leaves a lot of water behind. Plus, we had extremely cold temperatures in December before the snow fell. So I’m sure …

Not spring yet

We are definitely back in the eggs business. The hens have been performing marvelously. I have contacted a handful of families to give them the good news. Everyone is happy. Fresh eggs are a spring tonic. Even if the weather hasn’t decided it’s really spring. Willow loves eggs and she is due with her big …

A front out of the east

We had another front blow into our valley¬†while we were at church. Lots of snow and winds right out of the east. No one is impressed. I took a bit of video looking toward the north where the big red barn and our sweet Maisy and Maggie are snuggled. If you turn up the sound …