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My First Visit to the MT Winter Fair

It’s hard to believe that the Montana Winter Fair has been around for 67 years and I just attended it for the first time! The Montana Winter Fair began in Bozeman and has been in Lewistown since 2003. I asked one of the organizers what the primary event was and she said there were many, many events. […]

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Montana Bale Trail: What The Hay Event

Each year I struggle to come up with something different for this incredibly unique event held between the communuties of Hobson, Utica and Windham. Then, I see what others have created for their entries and I think, darn, I could have done that! The time for the Montana Bale Trail: What the Hay 2013 got closer and […]

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Learning How to Harvest Sweetgrass

I met the owner of Montana Sweetgrass Etc. a couple of years ago at the Made in Montana Marketplace. Her booth at the marketplace was so pretty and the product so unique – I decided I wanted to learn more about it. Yes, it has taken me two years to get this done! The only place I […]

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Cattle Drive a Success

Well, the rain continued during the rest of the cattle drive. I decided it created a pretty atmosphere and I’m sure the cows and horses were glad it wasn’t too hot. I thought the grass was lush although some of the cowboys said it wasn’t nearly as tall as it had been in previous years. […]

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Getting Ready To Move Cattle

Moving cattle around is part of ranch life. Sometimes it’s just from pasture to pasture so the grass doesn’t get eaten too short. Other times it’s to get cattle out of hot summer weather so they are moved to higher ground. No matter the reason, it is a fun day when you see the herd moving […]

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Montana Cattle Drive

Early yesterday morning I was pointing my car south of Great Falls on US Hwy 89. My destination was White Sulphur Springs, MT about 100 miles south. The drive is beautiful any time of year. US Hwy 89 from the junction of US 87 and US 89 (Armington rest area) to the junction of US […]

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Traveling the Montana Bale Trail

It’s hard to believe that the Montana Bale Trail – What The Hay event has been successfully entertaining visitors to the Judith Basin area for 23 years. That’s a lot of haybale decorating! The Montana Bale Trail is the route between Hobson, Utica and Windham. It’s about 21 miles long, all paved, and it bypasses […]

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Perennial Rootsfest Held in Great Falls

Forde Nursery in Great Falls was the site of Friday night’s 3rd Perennial Rootsfest. Note the word perennial in the name – this event is held at a nursery and annual would be a misnomer! Carrie Rodriquez headlined the show and Peter Karp and Sue Foley also performed. Rodriquez, an Austin, TX native, is a singer/songwriter/musician who wows […]

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Kelly’s Llama is Named Fred

A few weeks ago I was driving north from the Bear Paw Battlefield towards Chinook, MT. On the west side of the road (in a fence) I saw a big brown llama, looking like he owned the place. I called my brother and asked who was using llamas around there and he informed me it […]

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