Think of a ski resort and mow the trails with that in mind. _________________________ It was hard to imagine that on the 24th day of September when leaves were changing color and starting to fall, the temperature outside was 88 degrees. What better opportunity than a summer-like day to mow the trails in preparation for cross-country skiing this […]
At last – a forecast of “partly sunny” after several days of rain. Now was the opportunity to grab our packs and head out to the Jewel Basin for our annual fall hike.The Jewel has some of the best displays of fall color and I was looking forward to the drive up the mountain to Camp […]
August equaled abundance. We harvested much of our vegetable garden and I learned numerous ways to prepare crooked-neck squash. It was a good year for huckleberries and we picked enough to preserve several jars of scrumptious jam, with enough in reserve for pancakes, barbecue sauce, and other treats. Many Glacier is an excellent part […]
June was a flurry of outdoor activity. David and I cycled the Going to the Sun Road from Avalanche to the Loop, and our family hiking jaunts began in regularity. Mallory and Eileen took their first “real” day hike without their parents, and seeing them off was reminiscent of the Big Kids’ first day of […]
When I first looked at the month of May, I thought it rather uneventful. On second look, I realized just how special it was. We started preparing our plot at the Community Garden and planted some tomato plants, even though I thought it still a bit too early. A late spring snowfall blanketed the garden […]
March was filled with lots of activity beginning with a trip to Bozeman where Eileen took the state award for precision rifle in her division. Several days after returning home, my daughter, her husband, and their 9 kids arrived from Alaska. It was a full house! Janice and Paul took off for a Hungarian get-away […]
Deer having an autumn breakfast on the lawn of the little cabin in the snowy woods.
As Northwest Montana reaches its peak of fall color, let’s talk about trees. Not a major lecture, just a couple of elementary basics and a few connections. Most of you know that trees fall into two categories; deciduous and coniferous. Deciduous trees have leaves that change color and fall off early […]