It was snowing like crazy when we reached Depotland (the shopping district in Kalispell where the big box stores reside). Cabela’s parking lot was packed, so David parked in the Lowe’s lot across the street. From there, we walked over to the grand opening. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this […]
It was the morning after my mother died that I saw the bear. It was early and I was lying in bed looking out of my second story bedroom window. I often look out of the window in the mornings to start the day while also hoping to get a glimpse of wildlife starting […]
For weeks, I’ve known that murder was on the horizon. My father had purchased a turkey tag and he was going to use it. Toms, jakes, and hens have been frequenting the yard all spring. They hardly stood a chance against a man in his pajamas with a mask and a gun. Jake’s […]
The city of New Orleans is celebrating its 295th birthday. Founded on May 7, 1718, it was named after Orle’ans, a city located on the Loire River in France. New Orleans is well-known for its culinary delights, great music, many festivals, perhaps most notably Mardi Gras. It’s the birthplace of jazz, home […]
With the snow melting and company coming, the sled was not an option for retrieving fuel from the forest. We enlisted the services of Mallory as our new log truck operator. ********************** The thaw creates some slippery conditions. We must rectify that! It’s a dirty job, but some girls have to do it. […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take shape in different ways… Winter has been dragging on, albeit the weather this season has been mild. Nevertheless, cold and snowy days have taken their toll on our woodpile due to our having to fill the wood stove twice a day in order to keep the […]
While I was in the office at work one day, I overheard a couple of my coworkers conversing about Charlie Russell. One of the women happened to be married to a relative of Mr. Russell’s wife. Through her husband, she’d learned the following story: During his times of poverty, Charlie Russell would frequently stop […]
What irony! We move almost within sight of the park and this is our first visit since August.