Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February Update - Frost, Friends, Fun and more....

We have a fun place to go play with the grandkids here in town - it's called the Bounce and Slide.  After I got trapped in the obstacle course one a few weeks ago, I decided it was much safer to stick to the the big slide. 

We've had some amazing frost events.  We live in an area where there are a lot of streams so we tend to get more frost.  There were a couple of mornings where everything in our area was covered in this wonderful hoar frost.  It was so pretty.

Our friends, Brad and Martha Cochran brought their daughter Becca to Utah to drop her off at the MTC (Mission Training Center) in Provo.  She will spend about ten days there before flying to Nevada to begin that part of her mission.  They were able to come and spend a couple of days with us and WE LOVED IT!  It was so good to have them here.  See that 'smoggy cloud layer in this picture?  That was covering our entire beautiful valley.  From down in the valley, you couldn't even see the mountains, so we took a drive up into the mountains and enjoyed a beautiful day at Hardware Ranch.  It's a place where they feed the elk during the winter so they don't go down into the valley looking for food and cause property damage. 

 On our way up to Hardware Ranch we saw this moose eating the tops off of the sage brush.  

And then we saw the elk.  The estimate was between 400-500 elk that are fed on a daily basis.  We watched them with binoculars for about an hour.  On the weekends they take you out in the middle of the herd on wagons pulled by horses.  We've done that before and it is so fun. 

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