Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Planting the Greenhouse

Greenhouse Surprise

Spring has finally come to Montana, yes, it could still snow, but I took advantage of the good weather and planted vegetables in the greenhouse.  I had a surprise visit from the cutest "vegetable inspector" in the state.

Do I have a green thumb?  Find out. 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our Monthly Chat- Live Radio

News From the Mountain

We had a fun show talking about gardening with hay bales, bees, and funny animal stories. I also shared some Police Blotter entries and we talked about old west saloons, facts you never knew! 

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Monday, April 22, 2019

A Life Changing Cookie Recipe


                     This isn't a gimmick or click bait.  I just can't say enough about this cookie recipe!

I know you are asking how can a cookie make my life better?  It can, and I talk about it in the video.  If you ever decide to make this recipe, I hope you leave a comment, and tell me about your experience.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

News From the Mountain-Live radio

News From the Mountain -Live Radio

My co-host was unavailable for the April show.  This is my first radio program I hosted alone.  I was able to broadcast from our mountain homestead.  I had some wonderful callers, and lots of stories to share, as well as some old west history.  

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mercurial Montana

Our weather here on the mountain is unpredictable at best.  It can change within minutes and the seasons are almost a rumor, or a mere suggestion, it doesn't really follow the calendar. 

This photo was take one evening as the sun was setting.  Even though it looks like it's storming, there was no rain in sight, just these beautiful and dramatic cloud formations.  It was magical.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hand Painted Glass

My Stained glass Look Alike

I have always been a fan of stained glass.  Since I didn't feel I had the time, resources, or talent for it, I found a new way to achieve the same look of textured, colored glass, by mixing glazes, and hand painting the sheets of glass panels in my kitchen cabinets.  Upon close inspection, it looks like cut glass soldered together. 

I used the wildflowers in our front meadow for inspiration. I drew the designs in sections, mixed the glazes in different colors and opacity, and then applied them with a paintbrush to create texture.  It was a fun project and worth the time and effort.

Later, I found out one of my flowers- was actually a weed!  I'm brushing up on Montana's flower identification.  

For more real life experiences on our homestead in the modern wild west, I hope you will enjoy my books, art, and videos. 

Nancy Quinn is an internationally known wildlife artist whose work is noted for its detail and accuracy. She is the recipient of two World Wildlife Art Championship awards and the subject of numerous articles about animal art.  Her first book, "Go West, Young Woman!" has won the prestigious Will Rogers Medallion Award Bronze Medal.   She now happily resides on a mountainside in Montana with her husband, daughters, dogs, and horses, where she continues to paint and write about her experiences living in the wild.

Friday, March 22, 2019

A Glimmer of Spring

A Glimmer of Spring

Is it spring yet?  When I begin to see the wildlife moving around outside, I know the warmer weather is on the way.  It is still winter on the mountain, but I can see a glimpse of spring. The elk, deer, and other animals are on the move.  Enjoy!

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Planting the Greenhouse

Greenhouse Surprise Spring has finally come to Montana, yes, it could still snow, but I took advantage of the good weather and planted v...