A Ladies Guide to Guns, Meat, and Hunting Season

GUNS I’ve lived in Montana most of my life. I was raised in eastern Montana in a single-wide trailer with ugly shag, green carpet on the middle of a 360 acre piece of land that had one lone tree. My dad’s closet was lined with guns. He didn’t take them out, he didn’t take them…

It’s July, Let’s Make Pickles!

My sisters drove up from San Diego to visit the…epic project that we have unleashed upon our little neck of the Missoula valley, and they brought with them–straight from their southern CA garden–fresh cucumbers!  (Thanks A & E, love you!) The thing is, Alton hates cucumbers.  It doesn’t make any sense to me how someone…

1/2 Way to the New Year, Goal Review.

1. Grow our family of animals to be 20 chickens and 50 rabbits without purchasing any new chicks or kits at the store. (Kit is short for kitten, the term for a baby rabbit–cute attack!) – So…we’re up to 24 chickens and have cuddled 32 kits. Al snuck quite a few chickens into our life…

It’s February! Let’s Make Sauerkraut!

Little did you know that the delicious, fermented product sauerkraut has über-amounts of nutritional goodness!  You were probably too distracted by that giant 3.81 lb polish sausage from Costco to realize it’s relish actually has supreme health benefits. Here’s the breakdown: Sauerkraut is a natural probiotic!  That means it has healthy bacteria that will aid your digestion.…

What a Difference a Day Makes

I have been home in Montana for just under 48 hours and my life has transitioned nicely from one of strict schedules and expectations to a girl’s dream–a life of cuddly, warm animals, fresh, homemade comfort food, and a sexy man to share it all with. I graduated from my Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in…

Valentine

Meet our new chick Valentine!  I got home from my military training at 1am Friday, February 14 and Valentine was born at 10:54 am the next morning, right on schedule.  So, I slept in (hallelujah!), then woke up to meet two batches of kits (baby rabbits) and then saw my first chick hatch! We’ll keep you…