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We planted the vegetable garden this year at the end of May (the official beginning of growing season here in NW Montana). We thought some of you might like to see how it’s going. If you come for a visit, … Continue reading

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A Big Milestone – We’ve Passed the Rough-In Electrical Inspection!

PART 1: I haven’t posted anything on this blog since November. I don’t know where the winter went, but by the looks of fast-melting snow and the sound of Canadian geese returning to the north, we are heading into spring. … Continue reading

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Fire Photos

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The following photos are taken by the Stonehedge Air Museum out of Eureka, MT. This is the fire that is 2 3/4 miles from The Shepherd’s Place.

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Slip-On Tank, Staining, the Fire, and Gathering Clouds

Our slip-on tank brought by my nephew Jason from Oregon has arrived. We put it in a spot that is right in between both buildings. You can see the 500-gallon water tank behind it in the trees, which will be … Continue reading

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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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Finishing up the Paint at Shop | Carpet Going in This Week

As of tomorrow, Tuesday, we will be finished with the bulk of the interior painting at the shop. On Wednesday, the carpet is going to be installed by a local carpet installer company. Thank you to those who have donated … Continue reading

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Lights at the Shop!

Finally, we have lights at the shop. It’s been a difficult couple of weeks, and we had a life-threatening emergency with a family member. We appreciate your prayers for us. We know the Lord is faithful. If all goes well, … Continue reading

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Cathedral Window Are In!

  By the way, our author Ray Yungen volunteered yesterday to come out and help. He will be coming in July. Good time to come if anyone wants to spend time with him.

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Please Pray for Safety—And a “Thank you” to Our Co-Laborers in Christ

Tonight, I hope to be posting photos of the installed cathedral windows at the lodge. Please pray for Dave and his helper today as they are using a sky jack lift to install those windows. The lift is very safe, … Continue reading

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Step by Step Progress

   

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Volunteers Coming to the Shepherd’s Place

On March 11th, our first volunteers will be arriving to help finish the building of The Shepherd’s Place lodge and shop. We are grateful to each person who has contacted us with the intention of coming out to Montana this … Continue reading

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