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 …

cold, frosty mornings….

….morphing into lovely fall days. The temps have been swinging from the low 20’s (17 one night last week!) into the 60’s during the day. The garden clean up iiiiissssss. Sssssooooo. Ssssssllllloooooowwww. But I am on both feet solidly instead of 4 wobbly feet (crutches) like this time last year. And I am thankful. Most of …

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?   …

Snow in the mountains!

Look what we woke up to this morning!     AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! Weather: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 49. Calm wind. Tonight a 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.  

near miss…

33 degrees out in the flower fields last night. The surrounding mountains all have new snow. I was up early with my trusty (unfrozen 🙂 ) hose to sprinkle the new plantlings with water to keep them from succumbing to frost. I haven’t been back out yet to check on them since the sun has …

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. SOMEBODY in the family decided to cultivate an infected uterus. And had to have surgery. Unexpectedly. The vet said intact, female dogs over 5 sometimes have issues with infected uterus (uterus’? uterus’s? uteri?). It’s considered an emergency and they have to be removed before they rupture. (the uterus~ …

Warm weather is moving us into true spring. Rachael is home from college. (Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.) The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and …

I have a standing “meeting” on Thursday mornings from 9-11 through the school year (IE: September- May). So this morning I thought I’d slip out to the garden early, before my meeting. It’s light really early~ 0602 (6:02 am for those not familiar with military time or who aren’t nurses or other medical type folks …

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 …