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?   …

I saw a robin~ JUST NOW!

I’ve been seeing all sorts of birds lately, thank goodness. I’m so very glad. They are harbingers of spring. But the one that I’ve been anxiously watching for has finally appeared. I saw a robin! Annnnd look what I see~ the reappearance of our driveway! That is grass we are seeing!   And also the trek …

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 …

Right now on the farm…..

We had been experiencing a nice warm-ish trend~ highs in the mid 30’s (I KNOW! MID 30’S IN JANUARY!). Lows in the upper 20’s and not much new snow. We all were lulled into thinking we might have an early spring. Shoulda known better.  The wind is howling out of the north east and there …

We’ve had a reprieve from the deep cold. AND a bit of sunshine! We were treated to blue skies yesterday! It was glorious! I’m not sure how long it’s been since we’ve seen blue.  It gave me a clear morning to deliver the last of the pigs to their new destination.  The cows are doing …

Digging out from a snowstorm is always a chore.  Luckily we have a friend who has a snow plowing business and he comes out to clear out our driveway after big dumps like this one. But the snow around the house is usually shoveled out by hand. Not fun but necessary. Just like weeding the garden. …

We had a huge storm that started Thursday afternoon gaining power until peaking last night. 28 mph northeastern winds and biting cold changed our landscape from a winter wonderland to a weird moonscape.  The wind can do interesting things to snow.  The power is awesome. And sometimes it’s kind of scary. I don’t think I’ve …

It’s been a quiet autumn. The weather has warmed up and the snow has melted a little. I am SOOOO glad. It’s psychologically disturbing to have snow so early. The chickens are definitely finished laying eggs until spring. I miss the egg glut already. Phil is growing in waves: he thickens up, then he gets taller. …

the sun came out right now…..

I didn’t know whether to call this post “and then the sun came out” or “right now on the farm”~ the next segment in an ongoing theme. So I mashed the two together…. The farm was washed clean (well, sort of. We still have animals and they just aren’t ever really clean even after a …