Our Montana Writers

Mountain Lake Skating

I must admit….there’s something nostalgic about ice skating on an outdoor rink. I love feeling the …

Gardening in Montana

Spring is in the air, even with lingering snow. The tips of aspen trees are plump with budding leav…

Losing That First Calf

The time is 3:25 A.M., January 28th. Roughly an hour after we started pulling a calf. Now, mind you…

Better in a Quiet Room

Tom Catmull’s songs deserve to be heard. Indeed, the staple Missoula singer-songwriter resonates wh…

Winter Rivers

Big rivers are the home to many real and mythical creatures. Water is, after all, the source o…

Putting Up With It

I used to park our family car right up close to the house, winter or summer. When it snowed, we'd s…

Wolf Hunting

Rewind over the last 15 years... every time the "W" word is mentioned... "W" word?  Wolf- G…

Montana and Population

In Montana, where I live, we have more hoofed ungulates than we have people. Deer, pronghorn and el…

Losing A Best Pal

I have always considered myself a cat person. Growing up I only have vague memories of our family d…

Living in the Moment

As we prepare to usher in another year, many of us are still mourning the loss of dozens of legenda…

Winter's Hush

Last winter a friend and her husband happened to drop by Dunrovin Ranch in the late afternoon just …