Friday, August 22, 2014

Cat Calls

1:59 PM

Cat Calls


photo by Sgarton from www.morguefile.comLast night we heard chirping. Loud chirping we’ve never heard before in all our time living in the mountains. Loud enough to hear over the TV and over the fans as they worked toward cooling down the house. My husband muted the TV and turned off the fan. Sure enough, something was chirping out there. But what?

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/cat-calls-zbcz1408.aspx#ixzz3ArzqN5WA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fire Moons and Evacuation Preparation

2:03 PM

Fire Moons and Evacuation Preparation


The sunset with smokeTonight we had a fire moon.
I call it that because in the summer when the forest fires start up, the moon glows orange in the sky. I wish it were unusual in Montana, but it’s just not. Fires and smoke every year is the norm until a “season ending event.” Which is usually the first snowfall.

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/fire-moons-and-preparation-zbcz1408.aspx#ixzz3As0hwcV4

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sales and Seed Banks

12:27 AM

Some discounted startsI’ll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell. My sister thinks I’m a great gardener when in fact, I’m pretty lousy at it. It doesn’t mean that I don’t get things to grow. I just never get the garden I’ve always wanted. But, I have learned some tricks that I’ll pass onto you.

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/sales-and-seed-banks-zbcz1407.aspx#ixzz39agPiP8s

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