Monday, June 27, 2011

Fort Robinson State Park Nebraska

Laurence's brother Glenn and his wife Glenda are traveling this summer celebrating retirement in their RV. We spent this weekend with them at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. Fort Robinson is a few miles outside Crawford Nebraska. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed being with them.
Hot Springs, South Dakota
In the middle of downtown.
On the way to Nebraska
We took a Jeep trip that was SO FUN!!
Glenda, Glenn, Laurence and I from the overlook.
Can you tell the wind is blowing?
Fort Robinson was built in the 1870's.
Initially it was used to imprison members of the Lakota Tribe and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Chief Crazy Horse and Chief Dull Knife were killed here.
Later it was used to breed horses for the calvary then to train dogs for the K-9 Unit.
During WWII it was used to house German Prisoners of War.
It was made a State Park in 1955.

They have a herd of donkeys and a herd of buffalo at the Fort.

Turtle Rock

There was a whole meadow of wild roses.
What an incredibly wonderful rose smell.
Aisling and Laurence from the overlook.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Gold Star for Me!

Awwww Garage Saling..... Love it!!
Colstrip is a small town, usually only 4-5 garage sales on a VERY GOOD weekend... But is seems like I'm always able to find something that really strikes my fancy!
Yesterday I found two candle lamps. (I don't know what they are really called).
I like them and I particularly like it when I can get things that are part of Family Preparedness and something I want to add to my home. Talk about a double bonus!!

AND I even got something for Laurence!!
He has been using planks for years to load the rototiller, lawnmower etc. into the pickup.
They're in perfect shape and only cost $10.00!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

You Know You're In Montana IF.....

 Aisling got her black powder pistol for her birthday. It's been hard to get out with it because of all the rain. This is the second time we've been able to go to the shooting range.
We have a nice shooting range just out by the lake.
We are using the short range for the pistols. There are two others. We're anxious to go here with Uncle Glenn when he gets here!

Aisling adding the powder to her firing chamber.

Aisling and her dad... he didn't ever hit the target, but Aisling hit it several times.
What a fun time!!
Ooops did I forget to mention that Laurence didn't load his gun.....(devilish grin!)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

'Tis the Season.... for Garage Sales!

I know, you're not that impressed with a fabric lined sewing basket. But... This is what it turned into...
I think this is such a Lovely flower pot!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Today's Finds!

I Love Yard Sales!!
Vintage bobbins were today's haul.
Love them, and I know we'll love them in Nauvoo!!

This cute little lantern just begged to come home with me.
It's not old, it's not even "real", but it was cute. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

♥ Happy Birthday Aisling ♥

JUNE 3rd
Aisling turned 22 last week---
Annette (aka her "other" mom) gave her a great
Cream Cheese cookbook

Her father (and I) gave her a Colt 45 Black Powder Revolver Pistol.
Watch out Uncle Glenn!!
(She really is excited about it, but her dad had just told her to be careful as he had it half loaded---- ooops!) 

She'd like to do some traveling this summer, so this will come in really handy.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Garage Sale Time!!

Yesterday Laurence and I went to the temple in Billings.
We always leave home a little early so we can hit a few garage sales on the way into town.
Laurence was disappointed..... Trust me-- I was not!!
Neither of these are particularly old,
but I liked them anyway.
The one on the right is a candle on a spring that moves it up as it burns.
I am hoping that my dear sister-in-law Glenda
can tell me more....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Crossbills are Back in Town!!

Every summer the White-Winged and Red Crossbills
come to visit.
I love them, but they are hard on the feeders.
Notice all my finch feeders are metal
screen instead of the fabric ones. This is because the crossbills are murder on the fabric feeders.
Unlike finches, these guys have bills that overlap.

I am so proud of this picture of a
female white-winged crossbill.
Notice her tongue whipping out to grab the seed.

The male White-winged Crossbill. Much more colorful.

Notice how their bills overlap instead of meeting like most birds do.