weeding with chickens

i enjoyed weeding last night. the weather was perfect (a slight breeze), randy was with me and we had adolescent chickens for entertainment. this was the first time i had worked in the… Continue reading

salad for dinner.

last night randy and i attempted to eat a big, tasty salad for dinner. and we did. and it was indeed tasty: venison steak, red pepper, leek, purple onion, broccoli and mushrooms atop… Continue reading

we’re still here…and so is the snow!

haven’t done a blog post in a while. has been a busy couple of weeks with lots to think about as we transition in to summer (oh wait, that won’t come for months).… Continue reading

spring break = check out a new forest service cabin

randy and i like to rent forest service cabins. it’s a cheap (and fun!) way to explore a new or familiar area. we rented the west fork of rock creek cabin last night.… Continue reading


this past weekend was our first time truly hosting a holiday meal. we chose to stay in town for Easter so that we could attend our church on Easter sunday and we really… Continue reading


yesterday you could see and feel the sunshine! of course the sun is always there, but missoula is known for gloomy winters so spring is always a warm welcome. i’m not going to… Continue reading


my nanny family got chickens! it’s been fun to watch the girls prepare for and be so excited for the chicks’ arrival. and it’s been fun for me, too. we really want our… Continue reading


there are only five days left of the ironman triathlon that a friend and i signed up for. here’s where i am at: swimming: 13 remaining laps, have completed 72 laps running: 6… Continue reading

in the kitchen…

we had a relaxing weekend full of good eats. we’ve been trying new foods and new recipes. some turn out better than others but it’s fun to experiment. good thing i biked 34… Continue reading

peeking through the dirt