Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Autumn has draped her golden gown over our area in spectacular fashion - the aspens and willows are breathtaking this week. The leaves are just beginning to fall...unfortunately the show will be over in a couple of weeks.

This aspen is at the end of the driveway.

Looking down the railroad tracks at the corner of Hwy 24 and Lone Butte-Horse Lake Rd.

Beautiful downtown Lone Butte, as seen from the south side of Hwy 24. The aspen on the left does a great job of hiding the antennae that sit on top of the Butte.

Today has been gloriously sunny. After a weekend of revelry with our friends who came up to visit, we've settled back into getting things accomplished before winter.

Yesterday I burned two big piles of dead willows in the pasture, and Mike worked on Rupert's new house. Rupert has been declared seriously obese, and has been moved into the dog run to prevent him from not only eating his own hay, but from sharing Buck's hay as well. His house is sided with pine shiplap, and looks great. It needs a coat of stain.

Greg came to shoe Buck today, and to trim Ruperts feet. Rupert has recovered completely from his abscess! Then Mike and I spent the day cutting logs from the end of the pasture that were left behind by the logger last year. We filled the tractor bucket many times with logs, and transported them all up to the woodshed, where they were split and stacked.

Tomorrow morning we're working on the lower deck. No shortage of things to do.

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