For a couple of weeks now, it’s not unusual to hear elk bugling in our fields at night…

We don’t see them, but we sure love listening to them.

Today, with all the rain… a couple of cows and a calf just wandered by…


Rain Ridge

Holy buckets.

More rain.

More work.

A puzzle to make up for Wednesday!

rain ridge
previewRain Ridge Puzzle


#tbt is on hold…

And I have exciting news to share…

Monday I’m going on vacation!  Yes, like a REAL vacation!  I’ve been to librarians’ conventions… and there were those trips to get my custom cowboy hat… but I haven’t been gone for longer than a couple of nights for many, many years.

Where am I going??? Well, I’ll let you figure that out… I don’t want to spill ALL the beans, because, hey, you need to come back and read, right?

But, it is going to be EXCITING.

The next couple of days, I plan on setting things right around here… cleaning a bit, showing Vernon where the leftovers are in the freezer… and hugging the grandkids and petting my pups!  I’ll be missing a lot around here.  Our mountain gather and preg testing for one.  We were supposed to do that last week and got rained out… and we rescheduled and got rained out… and now, I’m going to be gone.  I’ll sure miss riding Panama through the colorful aspens and hearing the elk bugle through the firs… but, I gotta take the chance when I can!

Now, don’t think that I’m not going to post… because I AM… but it may be a photo or at different times or I may not be able to connect to the internet or I might be exhausted from all the fun I’ll be having!  I really hope to post on Instagram if nothing else… and, yeah, I know lots of you aren’t on Instagram… but it really *IS* fun.  If you just go to my blog page at reddirtinmysoul.com and click on the little camera Instagram icon on the right hand side, it’ll take you to my photos.  No joining required.  You’ll enjoy some photos that I don’t post here.  Of course, there’s Facebook too.  Don’t worry, I don’t post political things on my reddirt page, but if you click on the Facebook icon on my blog, you can see my postings there… again, no membership required.  (There may be some weather alerts… or fire fighting alerts…) Twitter.  Same thing.  The link from my blog is the secret.  Click on the little birdie… you’ll see updates.

I’ll post things around when I can.

Two hugs for the first person to guess where I’m headed from my posts and pictures.  (Family is NOT included, sorry!  No spoilers!)

A couple of more days and I’ll be on my way!

Any guesses where I’ll go???


Re-watched videos…

Took notes…


(note the chickens and the whitetail bucks and raindrops!  double-click to see it full sized)

Rainclouds from Carol Greet on Vimeo.


Two months of drought… and now rainstorm after rainstorm!

1.92″ and all of that in the past few days.

I set out my GoPro… the skies were dramatic and a storm was blowing in.  Perfect for a time lapse.  But once again, my memory fails me and I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out how to download the video.

I swear – I should pitch this thing out the window and be glad to never see another one.

We were at a store just the other day, where they had a display for GoPro and I told the salesman how I hated mine, that I cussed at mine QUITE A GREAT DEAL… and he laughed… but I see the new ones actually have screens… which may help me… but I have soooo much invested in mine.  I really thought I’d love it.

Not so much.

Sooooooooooo… the cool little time lapse I had planned is buried on my GoPro…

Here’s a photo from a camera I know how to use!

bear butteSo… anyone like me and see the bear’s head at the top of the cliff on the right???  The white mark (aka bird poop) is under his eye…