Mountain Valley Sunset…

We’ve been having some pretty spectacular sunsets the last couple of nights.  These are the mountains to the east reflecting the sunset…IMG_3705 IMG_3706 IMG_3708 IMG_3716 IMG_3717 IMG_3723 IMG_3732 IMG_3735 IMG_3744Then the sunset to the west…

IMG_3747

Linking up with friends at:

Skywatch Friday
Advertisements

Ewe Working?

This past weekend we had the pleasure of working the ewes, checking body condition, udders, and giving them their CD&T vaccination.  We like to vaccinate the ewes a few weeks before they start lambing so their lambs will have some passive, temporary immunity when they drink their mother’s colostrum.  This temporary immunity lasts for about 6 weeks, giving the lambs a good start.

P1140009

Mark luring the ewes in with a bit of grain…P1140010

A handsome helper…

P1140034

Giving shots…

P1140047

Working hard…

P1140062

Frank dog…

P1140040

Next…

P1140039

Did I mention the mud?

P1140048 P1140037

Sapphire all finished.

P1140028-Edit

Little lambs sunning themselves…

P1140026-Edit

 Astrid giving chicken rides…

P1140056

My wonderful crew…

P1140059-Edit

Us, a bit mud-spattered!

Linking up with friends at:

The Chicken Chick

Homestead Barn Hop,The Backyard Farming Connection,

 Camera Critters,  Farmgirl Friday,

From The Farm Blog Hop

 

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Walk Down the Dirt Road…

The muddy, dirt road filled with puddles and the naked aspen trees are awaiting springs warmth…

IMG_8938

Wade through the puddles…IMG_8936

View the beautiful mountains…

IMG_8943

Enjoy the setting sun…

IMG_8964

Down the road farther…

IMG_8969

Mountains surround…

IMG_8972

Back home…

IMG_8973

The puddles are starting to freeze up…

IMG_8984

The setting sun between the aspens…

IMG_8991

IMG_8995

The flooded pasture…

IMG_9005

From above…

IMG_9006

The view towards home…

IMG_9012

Content creatures…

IMG_9032

Back home in time to enjoy the grand finale…

IMG_9045

Blessed joy…

 

 

Sharing with:

Rurality Blog Hop #54

Just Keeps Snowing…

 

We had a blizzard warning for this past weekend, mixed with high winds and dangerously low wind chills.  -20 to -30 below zero, brrrrr! 

My wonderful husband was the one to venture out and do chores and keep our road from drifting shut and the neighbors plowed our this weekend.  He had came inside to warm up for a minute and decided he needed a kiss.  Umm, no thanks honey, I’ll wait until you thaw out!

He also spotted this hawk hunkered down in the storm.  At first we weren’t sure what type of a bird it was…

P1130652 IMG_8732 IMG_8731 IMG_8733

Only 17 more days until Spring, right?!

I can’t wait for warmer days and to enjoy Montana’s wild flowers again…

IMG_7198 IMG_7222 IMG_7242 IMG_7327 IMG_7358-001 IMG_7421 IMG_7427 IMG_7460

 

Linking up with friends at:

The Chicken Chick

Homestead Barn Hop,The Backyard Farming Connection,

 Camera Critters,  Farmgirl Friday,

From The Farm Blog Hop

Wild Bird WednesdayThe BIRD D’pot

NatureFootstep,  Macro Monday

Shine the Divine

 

Double Date…

This past Saturday we had a double date with my parents…

P1130044

P1130040

 

My mother is the primary care-giver, support person, and everything else to her sister, who is going through the final stages of terminal brain cancer.  My mom is the most caring person I know and would do anything to help anyone.  She works a more than full-time job at a busy health clinic and then spends her evenings and early mornings with her sister in the hospital.  She’s starting to run low, so we kidnapped her for the afternoon and evening and went to her favorite spot, took some pictures, froze to death and waited for the sun to set…

P1130100 - Copy P1130034 - Copy P1130039 - Copy P1130047 - Copy P1130048 - Copy P1130051 - Copy P1130086 - Copy

 

There wasn’t much color that night but we had fun.  Afterwards, we met my brother who happened to be in town for supper.  I think we all had a great time and it was wonderful to see my mom laugh and smile again.

 

551407_10201130715815453_945869990_n

 

 

 

Linking Up With Friends At:

LITTLE THINGS THURSDAY

Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Skywatch Friday