A high elevation day …

The perfect brooding moody sky, the feel of late summer early fall, mushy earth from a recent rain, not a sign of another person, and a complete lack of oxygen while hiking at 10,000 feet was exactly what we needed today. Sweater on, bag filled with food, toys, leashes, and harness, and off we went….

seeds and dogs and and and …

I get so excited in the mornings during gardening season. To water or not? To check the soil or pull weeds? Eat some raspberries when passing by, nibble on some sweet basil, eat some more raspberries while I look for my dogs toys that must be in the yard someplace? Picking some cucumbers, parsley, and a…

sometimes, it’s best to be barefoot and move the hoses yourself

I have a 1/4 acre garden. Not ginormous by any means, but not small either. When you consider that this garden feeds my entire family of four humans for 6 months out of the year, it kind of puts things into perspective though. Small but serious gardeners. We have been ‘bio dynamic’ gardeners for over…

The Office – part 5

The Office – part 5 Story, having the most experience in the office with Christmas, gathered the other office employees around to tell them the story of the ‘Fancy Holiday Wizard’, his flying reindeer, cookies, lots and lots of cookies, milk, and getting to stay up late! Story had mingled and rubbed noses with the…

The Office – part 3

The Office – part 3 Rhumb was in charge of filing forms today. When I asked her how things went on her first day flying solo she responded “He Who Must Not Be Named told me to take the day off, so I did and went in search of dragons instead, and mysteriously found myself with…

The Office – part 1

I started this series on my facebook page this past August. I have been asked to post where they can be found a bit more easily, as they are currently buried under 5,000 other photos … So I will be transferring them here, bit by bit. Hope you enjoy!   The Office – part 1…

Golden Retriever, at the door, jumping up!

It’s early and I have been pondering stuff while sitting on the couch, in front of the fire place, with my hot coffee in hand, and border collies on my lap. Yes all of them, it can get a bit snugly at times. Pondering is one of my pleasures, and I make no apologies here….

lavender & dogs

It was an early morning in the gardens, and too pretty of a moment to not stop and take some photos. I have plants in various stages of everything, this is my favorite time. Even when a plant is done blooming, there is still so much beauty there, like my red Oriental Poppy. I might like this…

nothing better than a sexy morning garden!

Well it is June in Montana. This might be my favorite gardening month of all. I’m not sure if that is saying something of not, we only have three months that are truly gardening months, the rest is just moving snow around, or covering what is still growing so the snow doesn’t cover it. But…

Go NORTH Go EAST

Easter Sunday, for as long as I have been married with children, has been spent on mountain trails or the back roads of some place. We wake up early, pack a bunch of food, clothing for all weather (because you just never know in Montana), our dogs, and we head North or East. Mini Vans…