dog pond project – day #5 – DONE!

Well, I know DIY projects don’t always go as smoothly as planned, or envisioned, or dreamed up, but this one had some major bumps. I am going to say we are finished! I am making that claim publicly. Woop, yes, for this season we are living with what we have, and I am happy for…

dog pond project – day #4

Rocks arrived, gravel unloaded, liner in … here we go. I wanted a pond, and then a pondless waterfall, and then a deep pool (Olympic size!), and then back to a water fall with a pond. We now have a nice pond type wading pool, and the waterfall will go in sometime this week. It’s…

dog pond project – day #2

So I knew that putting in a water element, pond, falls, wasn’t going to be as easy as say digging a hole and filling with water and, Ta Da! a pond! But this is taking more thought than I had anticipated. After we dug the initial hole, and kind of got a feel for the…

time poor

When Spore and I started our lives together, we decided that we wanted to live simply. We found out pretty quickly that our vision of simple was quite different. Spore was thinking cave man homesteader, pull away from society, live off the land, tree bark for toilet paper kind of simple. I was thinking no…

it’s the 99% of the time that kindness counts

When we first moved into our Montana neighborhood, on a cul de sac, I was so excited. Families, children, dogs, close to schools, neighbors to chat with at the mail box, all of the good stuff. You see, we moved to Montana from Wyoming. You might say, yeah, big deal, it’s pretty much the same….

up north in Alaska!

It’s workshop season! And what a great start. A trip up north to Anchorage and Wasilla for a variety of topics, freestyle, cross training, team success and treibball. Ask anyone who wants to book me, it takes a lot to get me to leave home. But in this process of prying me away from my…

East or North?

Easter is our time to get out into this beautiful world, and see it for it’s true simple beauty. We usually head North or East, there really isn’t an explanation or a reason behind this, it just seems to happen that way. This has pretty much been our norm for 18 years or so. No…

snowball treibball

Well, it was a treibball afternoon in the yard. My husband and kids love this game with the dogs. While they were playing away, I decided to try some ‘moving action shots’. The light was kind of funky, it was snowing pretty good, and the wind was strong, but I love the motion… my B…

bits and pieces of my dogs …

OK, I’m still getting use to this fabulous camera my friend gave me. I’m not use to so many options, but the cool thing is that it is giving me the opportunity to, (1) learn more about photography, (2) take the photos I see in my head but have never been able to capture, (3)…

hiking is my drug

I have been working a great deal lately. Neglecting the thing I love most, hiking with my dogs. There is nothing quite like the sound of the high Montana desert in the winter. Silent. Crisp cool air, and total silence. It allows me to hear each and every paw touching the earth. Their breathing. It’s…