Ranch life in the Big Sky state through the eyes of one who has lived through it...so far.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When It's Springtime Near the Rockies...

April 28, 2009. Anybody up for drinks on the patio?

7 comments:

folksinmt said...

Hey! I just found your blog via New York. I'm an aspiring writer and follow Janet's blog. When I saw your picture today, I thought "that has to be Montana." Sure enough! I'm from the Flathead Valley. I think our weather got mixed up today...we had the relentless wind and you got our snow! Not that I'm complaining!

I also write romantic mystery. Is there somewhere where I can see your work?

Your neighbor,
Lori

Kimberly Lang said...

My Southern heart just stopped beating at those pictures. Then I had to go outside to the 86 degree sunshine to recuperate.

Alabama has its problems, but the weather is pretty good!

Stay warm!

Susan Adrian said...

Looks familiar! Hmmm. :)

http://susanadrian.blogspot.com/2009/04/yes-its-true-its-still-snowing.html

Katt said...

Gotta love it! We had a 2 hour blizzard about three days ago but the snow melted before the day was over. I'm writing romantic suspense from a horse ranch in British Columbia. I met Janet at SiWC and learned about goggle reader, now it looks like she'll have me twittering too (or is that tweeting?)

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Wow, lots of new people. Cool. I am @kidell on Twitter. Lori, I don't have a website or any published books, but I have a couple that are dead in the water you could read! Haven't heard how much snow they're getting across the mountains. We're on the east side of Glacier NP, three hours from Kalispell.

Katt, what part of BC? My last book was set in the Okanogan Valley.

folksinmt said...

Are you near Heart Butte? We visited a ranch out there years ago and fell in love with it. I love the contrast in the terrain.

I would love to read anything you are willing to send my way. Are you involved in any writing groups here in Montana? Our selection of resources is rather limited. :) But its a trade-off I'd make any day!

How many horses do you have? How many head of cattle? I can't imagine your daily chore list!
We have chickens and I think they're a lot of work!

Hope your snow melts soon!
Lori

Kari Lynn Dell said...

Lori: We run about 250 head of mother cows and about ten too many horses, which means generally around twenty. No other livestock. We are about fifty miles north and east of Heart Butte, about twenty miles straight east of St. Mary's.

I don't have a daily chore list, I actually have a 'town job'. Someday I may even get to go there again. This is my fourth consecutive snow day, and we're not going anywhere until the snow plows show up.

I don't belong to any writer's groups other than the people I chat with on Twitter. I considered joining a group that meets at FCC in Kalispell, but that trip over Marias Pass is pretty iffy six or eight months out of the year. If you'd like to email me it's kdell@wtechlink.us.