This is no pansy-assed black bear! Your worst nightmare, this large male grizzly (ursus horribilis), guards the RMKK People’s yard.
Making sourdough starter had been on my summer-to-do-lists for years, ever since I clipped a recipe for it out of a Sunday morning newspaper insert. There the recipe sat, on the floor next to my night stand, with a pile of other papers that I either needed to file or do something with. Why did […]
Powerful winds at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park are usually nothing to crow about as harsh winds are common at higher elevations in the mountains. But on the morning of April 9, wind gusts set a record. In the early hours between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., gusts clocked in at a phenomenal 139 […]
Week 1 The orange sign with the green 4H clover was propped on the rural mail box marking the turn to Lapp’s farm. After a long cold winter the snow was melting and the road to the farm-house was muddy. As we passed the white farmhouse, I noticed that it looked empty and said that […]
All weekend long and into Monday…storm warnings, avalanche warnings, blowing snow, wicked windchills…it just wouldn’t quit! Today, we took advantage of the winter wonderland and made snow cream. _______________________ My first taste of snow cream was over a winter vacation to North Carolina. Mom had stayed home while Dad drove my younger brother and […]
“There is something about this apple-oat muffin that reminds me of vacation.” Is it the texture – dense and packed with whole grains including bits of apple and dried cranberries? Or is it the flavor – fully developed whole wheat and oats, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of clove? Perhaps it is the […]
I’m no stranger to synchronicity, but the experience always brightens my day. Last night, in a dream, I saw a head peering through the darkness into the kitchen window. Startled by what I thought was a mid-winter bear, I looked through the patio door instantly seeing a pack of the most vicious, snarling, huge wolves […]
This Northwest Montana winter has had its share of bitter cold, snow, ice, and wind – we needed a break! Cabin Fever Days in Martin City provided an afternoon of respite from Old Man Winter with action packed excitement in the form of bar stool racing. Crowds were thinner compared to 2011, but energy was […]