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…..”

Haying the pastures

It’s mid- July. It’s hot with no rain in sight. It’s time for hay! Our wonderful neighbors to the south have lots of tall, stout, mountain horses that are used to hunt in the backcountry during the fall. So they have big winter hay needs. And they have haying equipment. We just have one fatContinue reading “Haying the pastures”

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”

Return to business at last

And so we return from an unexpected internet interruption~ a 5 day interruption. But that’s what we love about living on the bald naked prairie, out in the middle of nowhere, out where the prairies meet the mountains, where the wind swept pastures blow sweetly~ spotty internet service. No matter. The only action we’ve had latelyContinue reading “Return to business at last”