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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Foto-story Friday #21-- Cowpie trails


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Go see more of the skies around the world here.

Back in 2001 when we moved to the farm, we went from the big city life to the middle of nowhere Eastern MT s-l-o-w paced life.  After the tractor rescue and before the tornado experience and the construction, we walked and explored everywhere!  The farmers have a lot of land and we needed something to do.  
Look closely at the below photo.... in the background you can see the grain elevators of the town of Lindsay.  Actually, the buildings in the back, yeah they are the whole town of Lindsay!  It consists of:  a school grades K-8, post office, a bar/restaurant, a little gas station, 7 houses and the grain elevators!  On one of our many walks, Cody stabbed this cowpie and carried it around like a flag.
 
I believe these pictures were taken in the spring months of 2001.  
The buildings you can just see in this shot are of the farm from across the field.
I have no idea how many miles we walked that summer.... it's no wonder I was way skinnier! :)
These first 5 photos were taken all on the same walk.  {not bad for the digital cameras of 7 years ago?!}
Robby out exploring on one of our first adventures.  I think we rode bike for this one.  The below picture is from the same day.  We climbed all over these bales.  

It wasn't until we moved to this side of the state that I understood why Montana is called Big Sky Country! Look how the sky seems to be endless?

44 comments:

Chris said...

My kids are fascinated by cowpies.
Big sky is right!

Cecily R said...

Just look at all that beautiful big sky!! Great pics Carrie...especially for 7 years ago!!

Kophieps said...

Thanks for your beautiful pictures. I see the place must be a great place for kids.

Weeksie50 said...

What a big beautiful sky.
Your kids are way cute..

Ryanne said...

I so remember those hay bale shots! Look at how young your monkeys were! They just keep growing. I look at all the nieces and nephews and can't believe it. I need to whack Maja off at the ankles, she is nearly as tall as I am, just a couple inches off...when did that happen! I love the pink sky and reliving those memories! Love ya sis.

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Müge said...

Pleasant photos of a lovely family! Your story of leaving the town and starting a new life in the countryside means so much to me … I think I’ll experience this me too … Have a wonderful week-end! :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Great pics of rural landscapes! A beautiful world!

Ivar Ivrig said...

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Have a peaceful weekend

earthlingorgeous said...

What lovely photos and the kids are so cute! Looks like a lovely day too! Great contributions for SWF!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

love the well!!

Coloradolady said...

nice photos. Loved them, makes me wish I was there too. Happy sWF.

tommie said...

Those are gorgeous skies!

Killlashandra said...

Those are great pictures! And the sky is endless is there you can almost see the curve of the earth it's such a neat state.

Working mum said...

Yep, endless sky. Gives a great sense of freedom.

Jientje said...

Judging from the pictures on this blog I think you live in a wonderful piece of world!!
I really love that hay bale shot!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh that last shot with that sky is just so beautiful. The cow pie? Hilarious!

Deb said...

oh all these photos are great! you are right about the sky... absolutely gorgeous. fun to see the kids enjoying the great outdoors.

Alexandria said...

Super great pictures. I have to say that I like the one with the old pump the most.

angie said...

The sky DOES seem endless. As always, incredible photos!

Emy5 said...

You can see for miles, wow. Great pictures, Carrie and it's amazing to see how your little kids have turned into big kids.

latree said...

that was a great adventure
the sky pictures are wonderful. I also never get enough of skies...

Robyn said...

I was thinking gosh that sky goes on forever before you mentioned it in the end.

racefan said...

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Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Gorgeous pictures. It looks very beautiful there. And so wonderful to be able to roam all around and explore.

SuperCoolMom said...

Gorgeous sky! I love the ones with the hay bales and the pump!

Straight to Your Hart said...

The cowpie is LOL funny!! I LOVE the endless sky...I grew up on a farm and my parents ended up owning a ranch (we moved quite a bit). I must say it brought me the greatest memories as a child as well as true freedom!! Beautiful pictures.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

very powerful images, just lovely

Darla said...

Oh my, how this calls to my roots. We explored our own farm endlessly and constantly were finding different treasures, buried in the woods, in rockpiles, etc. And cowpies? Naturally an object of interest. If fresh, nothing better than stepping in them barefoot and having them ooze between our toes. (Shudder!) If solid, hitting them with sticks to see how far you could zing 'em. And nothing more fascinating than digging into them with a stick to see maggots crawling everywhere in them! Oh, this reminescing makes me realize how deprived our own kids are! Not as much adventure here in town! :) :S

vincibene said...

Wonderful series and interesting story.
Someday I ´ll see the wide open space of Montana.

Bren said...

Love the wide open spaces! The cowpile pic is hilarious!

lisaschaos said...

Oh wow, not only does the sky appear to go on forever so does the land! Wow!

PS - Love your new look!

Arija said...

Isn't it amazing how happily children amuse themselves with the simplest of things. It just goes to show that toys were invented my people wanting to make money. Their imagination fills in all the gaps between a stick and a princess. Modern games and TV just stunts imagination and creativity. Great to take long, long walks with your children.

scrappysue said...

i love the sky in that last shot!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Sigh. Big Sky indeed. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Joyce said...

Hi, Carrie,
Thanks for stopping by my Photostory Friday.

I enjoyed looking at your photos of your kiddos enjoying walking around the farmlands. What a play gym those bales must have been! :)

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . said...

those round haybales are.. amazing..
it's ALL amazing!

The Barnharts said...

those are cool pics- I can't wait to see some pics that you took from trunk or treat!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Gorgeous pictures... Those are the biggest hay bales I've ever seen.

rachael said...

what beautiful photos!

gnometree said...

Love the pink sky in the last photo. Thanks for sharing.
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Elle said...

I love your sky pictures
very fun post

Laura said...

The pictures are wonderful! They really capture the farm's sites!

Jaina said...

I love these shots, particularly the hay bale ones. It's so neat that they roll them there.