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I’m delighted to be featured alongside several phenomenal women in the Audubon Conservation Ranching program. They are highlighting women ranchers in honor of Women’s History month. Following is my profile. Rancher Name: Heather Bilden Audubon Certified Bird Friendly Ranch: Coulee Creek Ranch Location: Lavina, Montana What is your favorite bird and why? This is aContinue reading “Women’s History Month”
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Oh Doc! Last week we said goodbye to our sweet, soft and silly English setter. I adopted Doc in February 2011 when he was about seven. We had a challenging first night together involving a bath, a trim of his tangled mats of fur with embedded burs, a pee parade inside the house and finallyContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”
As we head into the new year, we want to express our deep gratitude for the continued support of our community. We faced many challenges this year on the ranch, yet we continue to be comforted and lifted up by the generosity and goodwill from friends, neighbors and customers. May the New Year bring anContinue reading “Welcome 2022”
Every morning we pass the lone goose. He has been there waiting on the banks of Coulee Creek for a couple of weeks. He is attentive and as we go by his long neck turns to keep one eye focused on us. My heart breaks for him. Geese mate for life and I fear theContinue reading “Death Comes for the Goose”
Yesterday a swarm of bees on our gate post, and today I took some time to write… “Maybe the sun will shine today” croons the smooth male voice on the radio. I can hear the rain over the music. It is coming down in steady sheets, hammering the roof and windows. An unusual north windContinue reading “Swarm of Bees”
Here comes our single digit winter, descending on us with brisk, stiff winds. The mercury plummets as nature rages outside. No doubt about it, we are privileged to block the buffeting wind out so completely. The roof shakes and the windows rattle. My mind turns to the animals outdoors – a small blanket of snow,Continue reading “Winter ramblings”
Oh, November! Following on the heels of the golden glory that was October, you feel utterly oppressive. It is as if you have pulled a cold grey blanket across the sky, and tucked it in close to the earth. Goodbye to the sun! It has slipped so far to the south that our bodies couldContinue reading “Winter Begins”
A brief stroll up the hill in our backyard revealed an amazing variety of spring flowers. Many prairie wildflowers are diminutive and understated. The prairie golden banner is an exception – bright yellow blankets of these beauties are abundant this year. The bright blue shining penstemmon is our earliest blooming penstemmon. Like many plants, thisContinue reading “Backyard beauties”