Archive for February 2017

Dunrovin Ospreys: A Tour Through Time

Ever since installing the web camera above the ospreys’ nest in 2011, the Dunrovin osprey family have occupied the center stage at the ranch. The ospreys are integral to our summers; we anticipate their return each spring; and we grieve their departure each fall. It’s all about Harriet. Harriet Osprey has been the one constant throughout the…

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Ospreys 101: Nesting and Chicks

Welcome to the nest Ospreys build their nests within several miles of the nest that they fledged from. You will find osprey nests on dead trees, buildings, rock outcrops, power poles, buoys, dock pilings, and other manmade platforms – any elevated spot near water with an abundant food supply nearby. Ozzie and Harriet’s nest resides…

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February 2017: Life’s Greatest Gifts – My Sons

I am unable to think of my sons without at some point returning to the lines of a letter I first encountered in the movie The Great Santini.  The letter was read by eighteen-year-old Ben Meechum (played by Michael O’Keefe). It had been written by his mother, (played by Blyth Danner) and tucked into his…

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February 2017: The Long and Winding Road

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” –Barnett Brickner Sterling and I are living caricatures of the sayings “opposites…

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February 2017: Amanda and Coby

Romance is always in season. Of the many pleasures of owning a guest ranch, hosting weddings has to be high on the list. While many think of weddings as high stakes games with lots of “bridezilla” pressure, Dunrovin has found that those who choose a guest ranch for their special day seem to be very…

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February 2017: Love is an Active Verb

Merging Waters Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; Like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption. —Sri Guru Granth Sahib Were I not a member of this family, I am not sure I would believe in its existence. It defies all commonly held beliefs about families, especially about mixed families…

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February 2017: A Love of Home

Several years ago, I wrote a blog for the website www.MakeItMissoula.com about my bringing my parents back to Montana for the final stage of their lives. I decided to expand on that blog and include it in this issue of our Dunrovin Ranch Lifestyle Magazine dedicated to love. The love I feel for my home state…

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February 2017: Loving Montana with Hobie

Montana’s romantic and rugged landscapes have always had a profound impact on people who have spent time here. Author John Steinbeck, who journeyed through the state in 1960 with Charley, his French poodle, declared “I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana, it…

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February 2017: Kelli’s Love of Animals

Montana or Bust by Kelli Kozak On Interstate 90, as I wended my way through Washington, then Idaho, I thought a lot about the scores of souls who made the journey across this landscape in covered wagons and stagecoaches. I thought about the definition of “mountain pass.” I thought about Lewis and Clark; about getting…

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