December 3rd, 2022: Scenes from the Ranch

This year has been a challenging one for me. I didn’t find time and space for my soap-making hobby until Thanksgiving! But I now have three batches curing and ready to sell at the Holiday Market at the Montana Audubon Center on Saturday December 10 from 10am – 2pm. If you can’t make it down, message me to place an order. I have Peppermint Swirl, Fir Forest and Spiced Cider at $6/bar each.

Amidst the storms of life, I find peace and contentment by spending time outdoors petting my barn cats. We’ve had Jasmine since she was about four months old and I found her subsisting on insects in the gardens of the Audubon Center. She is a fabulous mouser and loves following me around the barnyard meowing for attention.

We put up and took down miles and miles of electric fence for our sheep this summer. Last week I took down the last of it and felt relieved that I won’t have this project on my list of chores next summer. We’ve decided to simplify our lives and are shifting our focus back solely to raising beef cattle.

Moisture is a beautiful gift! I’m relieved to see the snow from November melting slowly into the earth around us.

Published by Heather Bilden

I live in Montana with my husband Bart. I enjoy working in the garden, taking care of the animals, and exploring the prairie with my dogs, my binoculars, and a reverence for the natural world.

4 thoughts on “December 3rd, 2022: Scenes from the Ranch

  1. Heather, would it be possible for you to mail me 6 bars of the pine soap? I would love to have some to share with family. If you can do that, please email me the cost including postage and handling and I will send it to you in advance, along with my address and any other information you may need.
    Love the heart-shaped melting ice!
    Cousin Marcia

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