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 […]
While Martin City may not be a balmy Black Sea resort, it is famous for its own form of winter sports. Here we watch brave souls endure brutal wind chills to witness the annual Cabin Fever Days’ bar stool races.
Unlike Yellowstone, Glacier National Park allows no motorized travel during the winter. If you want to explore, you’ll have to bundle up and start walking or gliding. Fortunately last Saturday was a pleasant 15 degrees, a heat wave compared to this whole week. I am curious as to where the liquid water comes from to […]
December was about baking and sharing. A blizzard was howling when the guests arrived to Mallory’s end of NaNoWriMo party, but our wood stove kept us warm and toasty inside. David and I enjoyed the company of the parents while the kids discussed their novels. Pretzels and pumpkin brownies that we brought to a potluck […]
It felt like winter and it looked like it too, but according to the calendar, winter was still a couple of weeks away. Early snows had melted, then frigid temperatures smacked the region. The combination of melting snow and freezing temperatures left Smith Lake with smooth clear ice – perfect for ice skating. We took […]
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 […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms… My first winter in Montana was a special one. It was different from what I was accustomed to in the south. It was cold, but pleasantly so. Snow blanketed the ground all winter, and for the first time in my life I saw […]