Heat

During noontime breaks, when you’ve been working since 4:30 AM, you find the closest shade and take advantage of it!  And around here, sometimes trees are scarce.  Pickups aren’t!  It has been HOT and DRY!  We cringe when thunderstorms approach, … Continue reading

June in the mountains

Six foot tall Brandon stands in the snowdrift that blocked our way to our mountain pasture. … Continue reading

Blizzard

My daughter has completed college and a semester of working as a substitute teacher.  She now has applied for various teaching positions around the state, hoping fora small rural school 5th grade position.  Since they were almost doubling her rent … Continue reading

So Much to Tell

It has been forever…and there is so much to tell. I guess I can start with some of the latest news and work backwards. It has rained and rained and rained and rained and snowed and snowed and rained here… … Continue reading

Runoff

A few days ago in the midst of an afternoon walk, I stopped.  The hillsides were covered in snow, the road I had walked on was ice.  But a different sound was literally underlying the countryside.  It took a minute to distinguish … Continue reading