Category Archives: Our Surroundings

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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Volunteer Brings Beautiful Flowers to the Shepherd’s Place

We were blessed to have Stacey from Texas come out and volunteer for several days. While she was here, she took me to a local nursery and bought a lot of flowers for the Shepherd’s Place. She also helped us … 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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The Wood Furnace is Up and Running – Rough in Electric Nearly Done

Dave is rounding the corner in getting the rough in electric done. It’s been a huge job to do, but in a few weeks, he expects to be done.

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New Photos of Recent Progress

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NW MONTANA FOREST FIRE NEAR THE SHEPHERD’S PLACE IS OUT!

We wanted to let you know that the forest fire that was threatening our area has been officially extinguished, and all federal firefighters and commanders left by Saturday morning. We attended the last community fire meeting Friday night and were … Continue reading

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Lots of Rain, Our First Snow, And All is Well!

Shortly after we asked our LT friends to pray, within a few days, the temperatures started dropping, and we started getting light rain. Now, the last few days, we have had a lot of rain. And today, we had our … Continue reading

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Forest Fire Update at the Shepherd’s Place

While the fire has grown to 6,700 acres, the forestry team gave us a positive report at last night’s town meeting in that the fire line that firefighters have built nearly half way around the fire is holding at this … 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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A Chinook Helicopter on its Way to Fight Fire

GOOD NEWS. At the town meeting last night, we learned that they are bringing in a Chinook helicopter to help fight the fire that is about 3 miles from us. The helicopter will draw water from a lake that is … Continue reading

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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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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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Staining the Lodge

 

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Siding on Lodge Going Up

 

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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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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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