Ideas are germinating along with the seeds and seedlings I’ve planted in my garden. In my imagination, I’m creating a small town on the plains, not too far from Lewistown. The big sky and prairie travel as far as the eye can see. The townspeople are friendly, but money needs to be stretched, especially when the weather isn’t cooperating for the farmers and ranchers.
Lindsay Olson lives not too far from this town. She’s working to rebuild the ranch she inherited from her father, a ranch that’s been in the family for over a hundred years. A hard-working woman, she attends church and the Chamber of Commerce meetings, but tends to keep her opinions to herself.
Until trouble arrives.
That’s what I think about when I’m out tending my garden. Summers are short in Montana and we have to protect our tomatoes from hard freezes. Those green things you see in the picture are Walls of Water. Inside are tomato and pepper plants. I should be able to remove them next week.
It’s been raining of and on for the last few weeks and the Clark Fork River is swollen with rain and snow melt. When I took the picture below, it was raining and sunning at the same time. How beautiful!