Life, as it seems oft to do, got in the Way...

Trip Start May 10, 2013
Trip End Sep 26, 2013

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Flag of United States  , Montana
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Much has happened since I last checked in, so, to get you all up to date, I'll start with yesterday. :o)

I've been here and home and back here again.  The new roof is two-thirds finished, as you folks on Facebook know already.  Same case for the jam, three Gallons, yep, not pints' nor quarts, but three gallons of jam has been made right here about twenty feet from where I am typing.  Some may know that we, Lynn and I, picked over thirty POUNDS of raspberries.  Others have helped in our absence, so, the total could be and is higher.  Let's call it Unknown A.  Ergo, the jam...

I/we've hiked and biked and walked and talked.  All in all, much or at least, some progress has been made in some areas and some, not so much.

Is the above writing a bit confusing?  It should be, since that's how life can be at times.  Take it from me...

I have taken a few photos and will add them to Flickr for your vies and mebbe one or two here.

Oh, and we saw five moose today.  Yep, a cow and two little calves back and up the hill from us, and a cow and last year's calf in the CG.  The ones near the house disappeared quickly, not having even tasted our bumper crop of Moose victuals.  Perhaps they're just camera shy.

The pair in the CG caused us to take a new route until finally they moved out to the shore and allowed us to get a closer, clear shot.  Baby was hiding, apparently, but mom was patient and waited until I got a decent pic among the cattails. Looking closely you can see her tongue hanging out...perhaps giving an errant calf what we used to call the "raspberries?" 

We also spotted a first for us, a forty-five foot Beaver Marquis Motorhome in this particular CG...long and not so lean, I reckon.

 As always, thanks for stopping by and checking us out.  
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Chris Stockwell on

Any day with a moose is a very good day!

Chris Stockwell on

That is a well-traveled jam fit for a Marquis Motorhome. As you know, we picked 2 pounds. It was very like the Indians used to do. When a favorite food or fruit came into ripeness, they gorged. So did we. Raspberry powered!

Chris Stockwell on

Beaver Marquis Motorhome -- beaver royalty or rockstars in the neighborhood? It is truly a miracle that our atmosphere and the sun have sunstained such so far.

Love ya, Chris

photodon on

I have only encountered one moose in the wild in all of my travels. It was on a remote road in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and quite a few years ago. I got out of my pickup truck to get a clearer look. He was a monster bull with a huge rack. When he turned hiss massive head my way our eyes met. He scared the bejesus out of me. I jumped back in the truck and waited for the behemoth to pass in front of me and continue through the forest. He was quite an impressive beast.

ferdie on

Moose, beavers, raspberries, metal roof, is good for those who pursue it! Smiles all around here for youse guys!!! Hugs....

Mary C. on

Moose w/ tongue hanging out....I thought that was just your self-portrait before dinner! ;-Q &lt;-----I tried to make a face with a tongue hanging out!

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