Christmas is past us. We had a great day. I hope you did as well. I do have to say that I am really tired of the WEATHER here! I have spent much of the last few weeks dealing with it. Today I tried to get to town (our own ranch road / trail is 2 miles long and not maintained.) I made it half way out before really burying the truck in a deep snow drift. I spent 2 1/2 hours shoveling to get out. The wind at times was blowing so hard that it blew snow back in the tracks as fast as I could shovel. I thought I was dressed well. I wasn’t. I cannot tell you how important survival gear can be at times during a Montana winter! I was cold and wet and had to keep getting back in the truck to warm up. There was no way I could have walked home without becoming hypothermic. But – I did it – I shoveled out about 25′ on either side of the truck and finally backed out of there. We’ll be snowed in for a few days, that’s for sure. At least I’m not trying to go anywhere! These pictures were taken yesterday, the day after Christmas at our place. It was truly beautiful – until the wind started blowing, as it always does here on the east side of the Divide!