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 🙂 ).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 …