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Cooking in the West

As summer changes into fall, the creatures get grouchy. Perhaps it is because they know winter is coming. The yellow jackets and hornets and even honey bees become aggressive. However, there is no creature on earth more irritating and detestable...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, this sounds like something that happened to us! So, just sharing – author and date unknown: “After I finished loading the groceries in my car, I drove out of the parking lot to turn left onto the...

 

The Anderson Place

When we Lavells were frequenting our grandparents ranch near Belltower, there were three livable houses on their ranch. I have written about the first two. Today I am going to tell you about the Anderson place. It is worth repeating that Grandma and...

 

Cooking in the West

We have been in the retail/food service business now for two and a half months, and many readers have asked how that is going? The answer to that is very well after the first couple days. The first couple days were not our brightest shining moments...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, recalling a ‘happening’ from a long time ago, was fascinating. Several of us gals had to deal with those pre-college physicals. None of us were really that tall but several of us were delighted to see...

 

Cooking in the West

Every year when we wrapped up our ranch vacation season and turned the "dude" horses out to pasture, I marveled at how they were the key to the success of our operation. These old ranch horses endure a lot of greenhorn mistakes, but they bring their...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a while back, rummaging through some papers, an interesting article about oils popped up. ‘Keeley’ wrote that she’d recently begun learning about essential oils and how in ancient times, God gave His...

 

Cooking in the West

School is about to start, which means teachers are having back to school dreams, kids are buying supplies and clothes, and parents are celebrating the fact that they made it through summer vacation. As an English teacher I am so excited to see that...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a while back, friends stopped by one cool day; we sat out and watched a variety of birds checking out the birdbath. Sparrows seemed to enjoy dipping, sipping and just checking around. A few Robins came by,...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 13, 2021

The Briggs Place

My Grandma and Grandpa Coons had two other places with houses on them besides the home place. Grandpa was a hard working guy but he never got excited or hurried about anything. Grandma was just the opposite. She was shorter than five feet and less th...

 

Cooking in the West

The chokecherries did pretty well this year despite the heat, drought, and smoke, so around our place that means the bears are coming down out of the Deer Creeks for a berry eating frenzy. I am always torn about mentioning bear visitors to our cabin...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, a while back, a friend shared about bearing a grudge against one of your children who was one of their friends, adding that hanging onto bitterness and keeping grudges alive is truly consuming work. She was...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    August 6, 2021

Cooking in the West

All of my life I have heard stories about 1936. That was the summer that my Great Grandfather Roberts stopped eating, because he could not deal with the drought and Great Depression any longer. They had tried to winter their cows on slough grass hay...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: Just sharing about a Grandpa, Lord: Grandpa was ninety years old, sitting feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, he just sat there with his head down, staring at his hands. Granddaughter, Alexa, sat down beside him....

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    July 30, 2021

Cooking in the West

Just when my muscles have grown used to working, it is almost time to go back and sit at a desk as the school year approaches. The entire month of June, my body thinks it enlisted in the Army and no one told it. By July, the severe muscle cramps...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, it’s amazing what one can find out about plants, all sorts of plants named from A to Z, found in books, computers or even from friends! How about Alpine Currants, [Yum!], beautiful Baby’s Breath,...

 
 By Erwin Curry    Voices    July 30, 2021

The Corner

I arrived back in town on a hot July afternoon some days ago, A passed brother-in-law to remember - and a town with new construction - with obvious determination - grit and goals, And Mother Nature seems to be giving another of her serious tests,...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    July 23, 2021

Cooking in the West

Often it is true that the dead become greater in death than they were in life. Such was not the case when our adopted dog, Marvin, died, and he became an international rock star on Facebook when within hours he received tributes from ranch vacation...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, some recipes are worth sharing! Here’s one for any time – even if this one doesn’t have salt! Author unknown, it’s called: HAPPY HOMEMAKER CAKE: “Mix two heaping measures of love with common...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    July 16, 2021

The home place

My Grandparents, Fred and Lena Coons, homesteaded near Belltower in 1911. Grandpa came out and homesteaded and after some time Grandpa and my Mother joined them. My Mother was born in Malvern, Iowa on January 10, 1910. She was just a little one when...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    July 16, 2021

Cooking in the West

It is a tough year in Montana with drought, grasshoppers, and now wildfires. As I write this, our Musselshell Ranch is under evacuation order from the Peterson Fire. We are praying that our place will be spared while knowing that our neighbors to...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, life isn’t all sunshine and laughter – our seas are not always calm but You know all about it, Lord, for You created us. We’re clay vessels. We tend to wear out and get ill, both mentally and...

 

The Corner

As I sit here, memories come to mind. As a child, I have come to Ekalaka to visit many times. Each visit builds on a journey of the past to the present, for which I am grateful to know my father's...

 
 By Susan Metcalf    Voices    July 9, 2021

Cooking in the West

I absolutely love kitchen tips, and I try to pass them along without too much commentary, but sometimes I just can't resist sharing comments about the actual practicality of those tips. For example, Martha Stewart claims that if you have a headache,...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, several friends went walking one morning, through the nearby park, along some hills, loving and appreciating the view, enjoying their time together. Gal #1: “I’m out of water, I’ll soon need a drink....

 

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