Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Straight from the Newsletter: I'll be there :) Will you?
Come to the Great Bear-Can Give Away:
Free Bear-Resistant Garbage Cans!
Friday April 16, 2010, 5:30-9:30 pm
Gardiner Community Center
5:30-6:30 Dinner: $5 Grazing Permits by Bear Creek Council
6:30-7:00 Persistence: The Bear That Wouldn’t Quit (video and talk) Kevin Frey, Montana FWP bear specialist
7:00-8:00 Preview from New Film in Progress Black Wolf Bob Landis, free-lance filmmaker. Landis has produced with National Geographic TV. His films have aired on PBS Nature and the National Geographic Channel.
8:00-9:30 Lottery drawing: Great Bear-Can Give Away 20-40 Bear-Resistant Garbage Cans
Yes, we are giving away “UnBearable Bins”, bear-resistant garbage cans, for Free!
Lottery/Pledge forms will be available at the door.
Bear Awareness Gardiner is a local citizens group. Our 2010 goal is to provide a bear-resistant garbage can for every household that needs one in Gardiner and Jardine. The bear-cans are distributed by lottery and they are FREE. However, B.A.G. is working hard to bring more bear-cans to our town. Donations are welcome and go directly to purchase more bear-cans. Thank you!
Sponsors: Bear Creek Council, Gardiner Chamber of Commerce, John Shier, KD Home, and Keystone Conservation.
Thanks also to: Gardiner Community Center, Brian Suderman and Kerry Gunther of Yellowstone National Park, Ker’en Walters, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, and Gardiner Ranger District USFS.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
The elk has a little deer friend now... this gal was hanging out across the street just waiting to be discovered. (8x10 Acrylic on Canvas). I finished painting her last night!! Next, will be the beautiful yet scary portrait of "Bellatrix" or "Bella" for short... Go-Go Bison Power!!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
I love the BIG ears!!! SO cute :)
This Bison was right outside my car door... not going to lie, my heart rate increased and I couldn't look... I just snapped away. Their SIZE is scary!!
Pooping and eating... must be a male Bison.
Most restaurants out here, in the small town of Gardiner, are closed until the (tourist) summer. Even when they do finally open, there isn't much selection to speak of. NO Seafood Sample Platter! NO Cioppino Bowl. BOO. :(
Clearly I'm awake and hungry.... FEED ME Seymour, FEED ME!!!.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I painted HER portrait last night :)
(8x10 Acrylic on Canvas)
It's my first Elk portrait....
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I'm only using a portion of the available planting space and that's because I'm looking at laying out the plants a bit different then in the past.
First, I have decided to layout wider raised beds and use "square-foot" gardening or a "block-style" layout with "close plant spacing." This compacts the design producing more vegetables in less area, plus it helps to reduce weeds, requires less watering and shields the soil from the sun reducing water evaporation.
This diagram shows a typical "square-foot" plant spacing in the top row, and how to apply a "close plant spacing" in the second row... yields are greater using a triangle or hexagonal layout.
Second, I have incorporated "companion planting." This is an organic approach to gardening, where by planting certain plants near or adjacent to another promotes beneficial natural results like pest control or attracting certain insects or even resulting a higher crop yield. Lots of other rewards too.
Keep in mind, these are just my layouts... for a more detailed information on a Biointensive Garden click here.
Didn't quite go as planned... but there was NO plan! I just winged it, clearly, and ended up with a boob on my head. RE-DO!! I cast on 50 and used size 13 circular needles. The bottom 3/4 is fine, it's just that TOP!! I reduced to quick and for to long. I think when I fix it I'll cut 1-2" off the top and cast off 10 or more, so it lays flat. Let's see if this mastectomy works?!?