A record number of people visited the park this summer, which, depending on the time of day, made it difficult to find a decent parking spot along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. This was the case on the afternoon we decided to hike to Piegan Pass. Unable to find parking at the traihead, we parked at a pull out along the road at Siyeh Bend. […]
Raw Honey -10 Healthful Benefits
Dads always seem to know everything, and recently I had a conversation with my dad in which he explained the benefits of consuming local raw honey. He said it was good for helping with allergies. Prior to my conversation with Dad, I bought honey without giving it much thought. I had always purchased honey from […]
The Turkey Trot or Wild Turkey Mating Dance is Amazing!
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms and one of them is watching wildlife and learning about the turkey trot. Toms and hens have been having a wild turkey parade on our lawn; the gobblers having harems of 20 or more females! It’s mating season and the males […]
Mating Dance of Wild Turkeys
Be careful when you look out of your kitchen window. You may get more than you bargained for!
Edible Plant Hike
Our latest freebie edible plant hike adventure began when I saw an advertisement in the newspaper that read something like this: –Take a nature hike and learn how to identify edible plants. Weather permitting. Call “T” to make reservations. Thinking this was something my family would find interesting, I asked my youngest […]
Welcome to My Neighborhood
I told E it was cold this morning and she should wear pants when we go for our walk. However, she did not. She left wearing shorts and we had barely reached the sidewalk when she said, “Wait a minute, I’ve got to go bundle up.” I waited out front and started raking leaves while […]
For the Birds
One of the things that became quite apparent to me when I moved to Montana was that people really do appreciate wildlife here. I’m not suggesting that there aren’t nature lover’s everywhere, but that in Montana, animals and birds seem to be a more integral part of everyday life. Perhaps it’s just me, as […]