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Fires in NW Montana Still Out of Control – We are Praying for Rain

The fires are still raging in NW Montana. There was a little rain yesterday early morning, which subdued them a bit, but they gathered up momentum again during the day. In the last week, 26 fires have started from lightning … Continue reading

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Forest Fire A Few Miles From The Shepherd’s Place – Please Pray for Rain

A forest fire has started about two mountains and a few miles away from us. Please join us as we pray for rain. The forestry department had to pull off the ground crews because it was too dangerous, and most … Continue reading

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New Concrete Work at The Shepherd’s Place

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A Summer Visit

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Staining the Lodge

 

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Siding on Lodge Going Up

 

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Deck Ledger Board Installed on Lodge Building

This week, our local carpenter attached the ledger board onto the lodge. The ledger board is what will hold up the deck, which we hope to do next spring. The board had to go up now though in preparation for … Continue reading

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A Sunday Trip to Canada

Dave and I (and Jacob) drove up to Fernie, BC, Canada on Sunday afternoon (about 50 miles away). We go a couple times a year. We went for a three mile hike and came across this beautiful little lake. You … Continue reading

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Update on Happenings at The Shepherd’s Place

No pictures of the land on this post but wanted to give an update on how things are going. 1. We have been doing clean up on the grounds: removing several pick up loads of branches and also remaining unusable … Continue reading

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Recent Photos of the New Shop

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A Rainbow at the Shepherd’s Place

 

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Shepherd’s Place Fence and Garden Are In

Last week, Vernon (a friend from Kentucky) and Dave put up the garden deer fence. The fence is 8 feet tall, and we will add another foot of protection with a line of wire. This weekend, we planted more than … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Sunset on the Koocanusa River

Eric from Wyoming, who has been helping us for a few days, captured this beautiful sunset a couple evenings ago when we took him and his father, Vernon (from Kentucky), to the Koocanusa River. This view is looking northwest, up … Continue reading

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Electrical at Lodge Beginning and Logs for Deck Taken to Mill

This week Dave has begun installing the electrical wiring at the lodge. We had a volunteer here for a week who helped us prepare for this job and who also helped us get our greenhouse up. Tomorrow after work we … Continue reading

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An Evening Stroll

This evening after work and supper, before it got dark, we took a walk on the land. It was a beautiful spring evening. Thought we’d share some photos we took.  

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The Move is Over!

I can’t remember when I have been so exhausted, but thanks to the Lord’s faithfulness and a hard-working moving and unpacking crew, we have completed our two-phase move. Lighthouse Trails is now in its new home, and so are we! … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Our Move

Tonight is the eve of when we will move Lighthouse Trails onto the Shepherd’s Place. It feels like a historical moment. Not because LT is some big famous publishing house because¬†it is not, but because it feels like this is … Continue reading

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Outside Work on “The Lighthouse” Building and a Layer of Fresh Snow

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“The Lighthouse” Siding is Going Up

Our two Albertan volunteers plus our local hired carpenter and Dave are putting up the siding on The Lighthouse building this week. For this building, we are doing a rough-cut plywood with cedar battens and cedar-shake gables. We found cedar … Continue reading

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Phase 1 Completed – Sleeping Under the Trees at “The Lighthouse”

We have successfully moved our personal effects into the 1 bedroom apartment, which is above the LT shop. The move went smoothly even though it was very exhausting. I am calling this Phase 1. In less than two weeks, phase … Continue reading

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