Under Montana Skies

The pie-cherries are here again. Man, these cherries really pack a punch, puts a pucker on my lips. Just heavenly to have cherry pie with vanilla ice cream. Guess we should pace ourselves, we still need to watch those calories.

Our garden bounty overflow-ith this time of year. It’s now time to dig them gold potatoes. We like to cook and freeze-um, mashed -n- sliced. Potatoes aren’t the healthiest food, I hear, so we’ll be adding a few beets to each bag. Beets have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support, so adding them to the potatoes makes them pretty and healthy. Beets are fairly new to us; as kids neither of us liked beets. Now we seem to enjoy beet roots and the beet greens. The beet-greens taste a lot like spinach to me. They’re good mixed into many different dishes. Becca made lasagna with beet-greens instead of the pasta, it was just dandy.

More great hiking in Glacier Park this week. You really need to be watchful of the animals in the National Parks though. You don’t see them all that often, but they’re out-there. It’s easy to forget when you are out enjoying the day that-they are also enjoying the day. Did you hear about the guy who, while riding his bicycle ran smack into a big bear, it didn’t end well. Like usual there have been a few bear attacks lately. I know that it’s just not at our parks here, wherever you find wide open spaces you are bound to have dangerous wildlife. Enjoy the great outdoors and be watchful of the animals.

We had a chance to tour a beautiful garden this last week. The work that they put into growing and arranging the plants is phenomenal. Bibler Gardens, a private display garden in Kalispell, Montana designed by Louis A. “Sam” Bibler. Sam landscaped, planted and maintained the gardens at his home from around 1979 until his death in 2002. The extensive gardens, including ponds, waterfalls, sculptures, arboretum, and a log stable with a menagerie of miniature animals, are maintained today according to Sam’s desire to preserve the site as a place of lasting beauty that could be enjoyed by the Kalispell community and visitors to the area.

I’m proud of Becca for falling out of the boat. Look close at the 3rd picture, they call this particular rapid ” The Bone Crusher”.

To find a leader for this hour, would there be any hope?

Perhaps I could view them under my integrity fluoroscope.

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You need 100 points to make it into Heaven.
Have a wonderful weekend and may it be filled
with Peace, Love and Joy!

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Poetry by Ken.
Renew in my strength as we stroll,
For I will comfort and console,
We will while away pleasant hours
Beneath the fragrant rose bowers.

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Once there were four business men.
They were sitting on a bench in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies.

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Recipes Below
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Becca’s Organic Mandarin Medley Salad Recipe.

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Steven’s Orange Blossom Cheesecake Recipe.

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Thought for Today –

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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Under the Big Sky, Steven and Becca

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