Hovis at The Badlands

5 photos in this post.  Hovis has not enjoyed the days in the last few weeks when it has been damp and cold. Although she would go outside it was not long before she was shivering and wanting to be back in. Today was a different matter! She wanted to be outside first thing as the sun was shining and it was warm. Richard took her out before breakfast as the kids were already outside playing and then of... read more

Thanksgiving in The Badlands

5 photos in this post.  Richard has been praying for several weeks that the temperatures for our drive home would be record highs. Last night when we arrived in Piedmont, SD it was very warm. This morning as we left it was 71F and in Rapid City it was 75F. The highest record to date was in 1984 when it reached 69F. The same day the following year it broke records for the record low at -14F! The Lord was... read more

Hovis at Lookout Pass

Stopping at the rest area on Lookout Pass, Montana yesterday, it was time to stretch our legs. Of course that meant that Hovis had to get out of the truck also to stretch her wings! What would she think of the snow? She loved it just like she does the rain. Flap, flap, flap. Her bright adult plumage is beginning to come through. She has been molting pretty badly recently but the snowy background really... read more

Lookout Pass

We left Idaho on Monday morning in the pouring rain! Richard, knowing that we would likely hit snow on Lookout Pass on the Idaho/Montana border, decided he would drive as he felt that everyone would be happier that way 🙂 (I drive a little faster than him!) As we started climbing the pass on the Idaho side the snow plows had done a fantastic job. (Earlier in the morning chains had been required.) However... read more

Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one!

3 photos in this post. Not being able to be in Idaho for Thanksgiving and Christmas we decided to celebrate early. On Saturday we had everyone here for Roast Turkey etc. Yes, the oven in this fifth wheel was actually big enough to cook a 13lb turkey! VERY exciting! Christmas crackers were also on the menu. Fun! Here is Renzi pulling hers: Of course with the crackers came the traditional hats and gifts... read more

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