I am are located up a valley
aiming off a main valley where the Clark Fork River flows
in Western Montana with a ski resort 15 minutes up the road.
The land immediately adjacent behind
the house is 1800 acres of National Elk Refuge.
I am fully in awe of the fact
that I am allowed to share thier land and have
done my best to enhance the habitat by weed control
and planting of native grasses and vegetation on
my small acreage.
Blessed with seasonal visits of deer, elk, bear, and coyotes
singing in the distance and with daily visits by the
resident deer one might think I run a game farm.
At the bird feeder you even
have the occasional visit by wild turkeys that hop up
to the rail of the deck you see (seen this spring 1999)
and sample the black
sunflower seeds kept for the variety of wild birds
which come from afar. Last winter 1998, I even had two racoons
who decided to have dinner there one night.
Life is good.
This is the center of the home which invites friends
to hopefully feel welcome and comfortable.
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