How quickly the time has gone by, again! My inner mind has worked on many blog postings over the last month, unfortunately, the fingers didn't get the message clicked into this blog. Perhaps next month!
Just to show something has happened during the month of December, I will paste in many of the entries and images from my blog at Wunderground. I have been much better at keeping things up-to-date at that site.
With that said, Happy New Year! Let it all continue!
December Snow Shoe Walk Video with Holiday Tunes
(Filmed on a earlier date, but added here as my holiday and year ending video)
12/31/2008 - A final posting for 2008. Happy New Year to everyone! This last day of December, and of the year, has been a weather filled day in NW Montana. Just cloudy conditions gave way to what I would consider a near blizzard during parts of the morning. The wind has continued blowing, but the snow stopped long enough to plow and shovel. However, as I write this, a new snowy blast is blowing through the ranch, and, in fading daylight, the barn is only slightly visible from the deck. Since it isn't too cold, the horses are spending the day (so far) outside. Maybe we will move them into the barn, just so they don't get lost in the wind and snow!
Video of Morning Animal Check and Walk, and the first Snow Storm of the Day
12/30/2008 - A final morning animal check with the ranch guests, and it was time to catch the train back to Minnesota. Unfortunately, a call to the ranch at about noon, showed them still waiting for the train to arrive from Seattle. (It was about 4 hours late already, and with a 20 hour train ride ahead of them, it may be a long trip back home). Sun through high streaming clouds is making up the weather scene at the ranch today. After the 4"+ of yesterday, this is turning out to be the most snow we've seen here in a number of winters. More is expected to arrive over the next week or so.
The Last Morning Animal Check for the Ranch Guests, a Return to do a Dog Walk and the Daily Ranch Tasks