Choteau’s Old Time Threshing Bee

A threshing bee has been on my radar for several years and I finally went to one. The Teton Antique Steam and Gas Threshing Association has been in existence since 1984 and they do an annual threshing bee each September in Choteau, Montana. I decided to go early – and believe me – this event opens at 7am so I left Great Falls for the 52 mile drive a little after 6am. Ugh! The best … Read more

Building A Cre-HAY-tion for Montana Bale Trail – What The Hay

I will admit – I love everything about this event! It’s fun to do a haybale entry for the Montana Bale Trail, it’s fun to see what other people create and it’s fun to take in the craft fair, good food and scenery. Each year I start thinking a few months ahead of the event to come up with an idea. The idea I had for this year was good, however, I couldn’t quite plot … Read more

Upland Game Bird Hunting Predictions

I always get several calls from bird hunters in the fall asking how the upland game bird hatch was this past spring. Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks does surveys hoping to form a prediction for grouse and pheasant quantities but they do footnote the survey results with the fact that many things can affect the birds…and that is true! Central Montana covers thirteen counties and most offer some pretty good quantities of upland game birds. … Read more