Cowgirl Notes

Why I Love to Trail Ride

I’ve never been one to want to spend my time in the saddle just going in circles around a dusty arena. As a kid I did my time in lessons and horse shows, but it was never where I wanted…

Chuck's Downward Spiral

Perhaps the signs were right there in front of us the entire time. From an early age it was clear that Chuck simply was not an outdoor dog. He preferred luxury and comfort, and enjoyed the fast, hard city life.…

Glaciers, Wolverines and Me

At 7,000 feet, it’s hard to say what burned more, my legs or my lungs. But my eyes and mind were rewarded with the vistas of majestic snow dusted peaks, big horn sheep, mountain goats and the turquois pools of…

Monarch Butterfly – A Blog I Wrote Ten Years Ago

When I was a child my parents subscribed to National Geographic and I always looked forward every month to see what new wonders of the world they would surprise and delight us with in their latest issue. We kept those…

Wildlife in the Woods

A year ago, my husband and I moved around the corner from our old house into the home we are in now. One of the main reasons we moved was because the property of our new house is buffered on…

Wasteful Guilt

I feel like I am making really good choices today and that feels great. For example, I chose not to make a sandwich with the 10-day-old lunchmeat. I also chose to put the lunchmeat in the trash instead of back…

Life at 25 Miles Per Hour

n nn “The reason I pulled you over today mam is because you were going 38 miles per hour on a 25 mile per hour road,” stated the kind, nice looking police officer that pulled me over in Whitefish, MT.…

Why Aren’t There Birds at My Birdfeeder?

n nn I have had a lot of questions about why birds aren’t coming to feeders this spring. The simple answer is – it’s spring. As insects emerge our resident birds begin feeding on the bugs as they prepare to…