May 2013 – A Busy Month
We get a cistern in preparation for grass and a sprinkler system! No more moving the sprinkler!
Stone work starts on the house,
and we sell the Atlanta house (woo hoo).
The countryside starts to turn green.
I get to feed the horses next door. This was the best day – the others were rainy and slippery. I’m not sure how I didn’t end up on my tush in the mud.
But, I’ll take rain and mud over the last time I fed – it never got above zero degrees. That is me under that ski mask!
Last, but certainly not least, Red Lodge Tech officially opens its doors!
June 2013 – Summer!
Landscaping! Trees! Grass!
The Ireland crew visits.
JR chases cows out of the front pasture. Twice. I wish I had a picture! With all the rain, the pastures are staying green and pretty.
The days are long. The moon and stars are beautiful. We could even see the Milky Way a few nights.
The Maurais bunch visits.
About an hour into the Rodeo on the 4th of July, the rain and hail came and the grounds ended up like this:
The Simmons family visits! M & G are our best friends from Atlanta – they are the ones who set up JR and me on our first date! We had a blast with them and their happy, happy son Zack!
The Budweiser Clydesdales arrive in Red Lodge, along with 10,000 bikers. Glad that only happens once a year.
There’s still some green to be seen, but the hillsides are turning more and more brown.
Scarlett plays too rough and injures her elbow. Oh the vet bills for these aging doggies – if only they were tax deductible! We’re supposed to keep her still to heal. Ha!
On the horizon… Dom & Tabby visit from England at the end of August – can’t wait to see them!
Hopefully there is a vacation for us in the near future. It’s been long enough since March that we might be able to face a road trip with the dogs. I would like to rent an RV and check out more of Montana. Maybe we’ll take a winter trip to the Explorer cabins in Yellowstone. Or, a winter vacation to a warm and sunny beach somewhere would be nice!
Hopefully the Braves will go deep in the playoffs.
We are looking forward to college football season (Go Dawgs!). Timber is ready!
Hopefully, we can get a few SEC games out here in Grizzlies country. Is a Georgia Southern vs. Montana Grizz matchup in our future?? We’ll have to wait and see! We know our future holds more weekend hiking trips and beautiful vistas! More to come!