– Jack’s regular “Caught My Eye” column is always worth reading, and I especially enjoyed this part re: the annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner:
On another note, it’s also good to see the Montana Democrats are keeping the late Mike Mansfield’s name associated with the dinner since he was born in New York. I know the Democrats have concerns about people born outside Montana holding elective office in the state.
– Allison has a couple of goodies: first, an “Are You Hungry” quiz (result: I am). Second, you can find out what kind of face she makes if she is accused of operating a Baby Platypus Mill.
– Ever wanted to create your own terrarium? Heather tells you how.
– Curtis — as always — has some excellent photos of geese (and other fun stuff). And he mentions the Great Falls Camera Club — here’s the club’s website.
– And in weather news — Great Falls cracked 60 degrees (ABOVE zero, mind you) for the first since November 12th. To celebrate, Ziggy and I headed to the dog park, where he teamed up with some fellow poodle-mixes and wore himself out after months of “cabin fever.”
Alexis in eastern Montana (east of Billings, at least) has goats…and this is what she did with them recently…and it is marvelous. The best part begins at about the 33-second mark:
A GoPro camera duct taped to a farm engineered harness that was then put on a couple kid goats. Because winter on the farm gets a little long and because we can.
A few random photos:
Sign at 2-J’s — always cracks me up — smart chicken!
In the parking lot of the Longhorn Casino — sweet oranges for sale, with a convenient “drive-thru!”
And a classic – mad cow! It’s the backing from a pack of fridge magnets.
Ed Kemmick, who worked for the Billings Gazette for a long time and was one of the first Montana folks to grok “blogging,” recently launched a new site called LastBestNews.com — and it should definitely be on your list of “sites to visit regularly.”
The most recent entry is an interview that Ed had with Max Lenington, the Yellowstone County treasurer, who has been in the news recently for using some racially-charged language.
Ed writes: “I decided I had to go interview Lenington, to find out what he was thinking, to find out what he hoped to accomplish. To find out, basically, what the hell? So, what did I learn? Well, for starters, that I shouldn’t characterize him as a racist.”
Closer to Great Falls, Ed recently posted a neat entry about the Shonkin Sag, the intriguing and beautiful area (roughly) between Highwood and Geraldine/Square Butte.