Scenes from the Ranch January 30, 2023

Sometimes its just too cold for wet nose kisses, but there is no stopping Maverick. Baby it’s cold outside! I’m SO glad I had time to clean the chicken coop before the single digit weather hit. The chickens have not gone outside – and have plenty of fresh straw to peck at in their sunny,Continue reading “Scenes from the Ranch January 30, 2023”

Scenes from the Ranch January 20, 2023

Whenever I return to the barnyard after a hike, I spend time talking to and petting our sweet horse, Ruby. We are both working on trust and confidence in each others presence. Someday, I hope that she will become my partner on long rides moving cows across the prairie. This ball of love and blackContinue reading “Scenes from the Ranch January 20, 2023”

Scenes from the Ranch: January 2, 2023

We love having friends visit us, and enjoyed a day hiking on the rims above Coulee Creek with Marian and Michael. I spent the week after Christmas sick with a cold, sleeping on the couch much of the time, so it felt great to get fresh air and movement again. Seeing the ranch through visitors’Continue reading “Scenes from the Ranch: January 2, 2023”

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,Continue reading “December 3rd, 2022: Scenes from the Ranch”

Women’s History Month

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”

Saying Goodbye

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”