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Spring morning in Montana! Thawing during the day and freezing at night makes little frozen waterfalls along our driveway.

#wegotrocks #rockymountains
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base camp spring in Montana
base camp spring in Montana
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another view of waterfalls on the rocks
another view of waterfalls on the rocks
 
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Found Gert napping on the hay box cooker today. Yesterday I learned some think Saint Gertrude is the patron saint of cats! Who knew?
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Gert on the hay box cooker
Gert on the hay box cooker
 
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You know you have a turkey infestation when

(a) they keep devouring your rhubarb shoots before they have a chance to get past the top of the soil line (rhubarb, no less!)

and

(b) they leave their scat on top of the picnic table!!



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turkey poo on picnic table
turkey poo on picnic table
 
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Lots of green lush growth here!

My honeysuckle vine has struggled a bit. I thought perhaps because it's on the north side of our front porch and junk pole fence. Though it's coming back nicely now, even if hard to tell in this picture.

And...there are little blossom buds forming - woohoo!!


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honeysuckle vine on junk pole fence
honeysuckle vine on junk pole fence
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honeysuckle buds
honeysuckle buds
 
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It's morel season! Yum.

This was one person'ts harvest on the weekend. Regular / large scissors for scale.

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morel mushrooms
morel mushrooms
 
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In early May, we had LOADS of heartleaf arnica at base camp (and probably at the lab). This was a small patch near the laundry line. Others found better patches up higher.

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heartleaf arnica at base camp
heartleaf arnica at base camp
 
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kilroy on a misty moistly morning at base camp, sun just coming up over the giant hugelkultur at base camp


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kilroy was here!
kilroy was here!
 
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Good morning!

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daisies on the table in the FPH
daisies on the table in the FPH
 
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If I was the type to squee I would. I'll skip happily between the hugels though!
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Lofthouse medium squash seedlings in our hugelkultur berm
Lofthouse medium squash seedlings in our hugelkultur berm
 
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Jesse Peterson of Wild Willow Wellness was a guest instructor at our 2018 Homesteaders PDC. She and Fred went cherry picking nearby (Fred takes foraging to an expert levell!) and I fell in love with the images Jesse captured.







The next shot might have been when they started their cherry foraging foray, which Jesse titled "Sunrise in Paradise. (Montana)"



Thanks Jesse. For so many things. <3 <3 <3 :-)

 
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