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June 22, 2011

New garden members

If I ever wondered what it would be like to build a small ranch with my own two hands (well, 4 hands – it is me and Tim all the way!), I no longer need to be in suspenseWe have planted 11 trees, each individual representing a hole dug through layers of rock, we have cleared more flower beds, created a vegetable garden and fenced out the rabbits.  Our three-sided metal building is now up, it towers much higher than we knew it would, we have watered the pasture with diligence, continuted to carry out umpteen buckets of rocks and are now rewarded with softer ground, patches of actual grass and frolicking horses. 

The enemy

Speaking of horses, our girls have settled in and now own the place.  They have regular nap times that must not be disturbed.  After breakfast and a walk about, it is time for complete relaxation.  At first one of them always stood guard or at least sat up to keep an eye out, but not anymore.  They sack out in unison and don’t even blink when we work around them.  Evening is frisky time though, and as I write this,  can see our two horses running around their acre like the young and the restless.

Nap time

All is not work though.  We have taken time to hike up to

Blossoms Bed & Breakfast, Missoula MT

 the high country and we just got back from Missoula, MT after watching a Ray LaMontagne concert.  It was outdoors last night, on the longest evening of the year.  We broke summer in by listening to incredible music.  We had kettle corn, beer and ice cream for dinner.  We are as young as we feel…  Tim found a cute bed and breakfast called Blossoms in Missoula that allowed us to bring


Zephyr.  We stayed in the Happy Trails room.  This morning we feasted on the delicious food prepared by our hostess Blossom

Blossom Savage

Savage.  It is a place I highly recommend.  We rolled back home about 5pm.  As lush and green as Montana is compared to our inter-mountain high desert, zone 3-1/2 in the gardening world, the view from our windows feeds me.  I am so happy to be home and after being away only overnight, I realize how much I want to be here.

Next we will scrub our entire house and garage and re-stain the cedar.  Sounds like too much fun!

Tim Morley & Zephyr-our house is down in the valley on the right.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Eva permalink
    June 22, 2011 6:49 pm

    sounds wonderful!! Definitely an anti-inflammatory diet 🙂 Can’t wait to come and visit!!

  2. June 23, 2011 1:52 am

    Your style of writing is powewrful. I am super tired from all the help I ‘felt’ like I was giving you throughout.

    • June 23, 2011 3:29 am

      Hi Ellen, I appreciate all of your comments. What do you mean by your last sentence? Is there something I have missed?

  3. Dee permalink
    June 23, 2011 4:42 am

    Loved it! We are all living our individual dreams of ranching, or homesteading or pioneering or just plain running away thru you!:)

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