Archive for January 2017

January 2017: Kola, The Best Worst Thing

Living with our Jack Russell terrorist, Kola, has been an exercise in patience, anger management, deceptive manipulation, restraint, and finding the humor in every situation. My son Jake really said it best: “Kola is the best worst thing we’ve ever had.” Whoever thought a Jack Russell Terrier would make a great city apartment dog must…

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January 2017: The Birds of Winter

For the past several years, within weeks of the ospreys departing their nest, Dunrovin has hired a bucket truck to take us up to the top of the 47-foot-high pole to install several bird feeders onto the perch that rises above the nest. We also install several bird feeders on a pole that is nearly…

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January 2017: Snow Designs

Snow Drawings – Toward Forward What Haunts and Heals is Cumulative     Dunrovin’s 2017 Artist in Residence, Beth Huhtala, is an artist of the earth. It is clear that she truly inhabits wherever she is, and that wherever she is truly inhabits her. She becomes one with the natural world of wherever she finds…

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January 2017: Winter Rivers

Big rivers are the home to many real and mythical creatures. Water is, after all, the source of all life. River riparian areas are veritable highways for wildlife of all kinds, and rivers spark the mind’s imagination to conjure all manner of mythical beings.   Rivers undergo dramatic changes with the seasons. Spring brings flood, with…

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January 2017: Celebrating Nature with Hobie

Celebrating Nature by Hobie Hare In August 1994 I became a “naturalized Montanan,” and some 22 years later, it is still an incredible place to call home. I was first attracted to Montana via a graduate school summer internship teaching English to international students in an outdoor setting not far from Yellowstone during the summer…

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January 2017: Kelli Kozak Comes to Dunrovin

Hello! I’m thrilled to be introducing myself as the new manager at Dunrovin Guest Ranch. Danielle left some big boots to fill, and I hope to do her proud. My visit to the beautiful Lolo, Montana, ranch in December, with the welcoming Miller family, its equines and canines, left no doubt that this is a…

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January 2017: Bryony Schwan Joins D@D

  Dunrovin Ranch, in the strangest of ways, is like coming home for me along a winding path even though I was born on the other side of the planet in a small African country called Zimbabwe. As one of my favorite poets, David Whyte says, “ Think about a road going through a landscape.…

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January 2017: Celebrating Nature With Hobie Hare

In August 1994 I became a “naturalized Montanan,” and some 22 years later, it is still an incredible place to call home. I was first attracted to Montana via a graduate school summer internship teaching English to international students in an outdoor setting not far from Yellowstone during the summer of 1992. The students all…

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