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Tree Planting on the Farm – 2014


Easter weekend was a great weekend to plant trees and do a little farm yard maintenance this year. We were able to plant 50 Engelmann Spruce and 150+ Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) bushes, set three gates and board up some broken windows in the barn. After three days of sun it looks like we have a week of rain ahead, should be great for the trees. 🙂 Hopefully in a few years the trees will be big enough to give the pheasants some food and places to hide.

Augusta, Montana Rocky Mountain Front

Driving past Augusta, Montana.

Choteau, Montana - Rock Mountain Front

Driving past Choteau, Montana.

Dark Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Where’s the tennis ball?!?!

Engelmann Spruce Tree Planting

Engelmann Spruce Tree Planting

Planting Engelmann Spruce

Engelmann Spruce

Planting Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea

Planting Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) – Bundles of 50

Planting Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea

Marking Planted Trees with Flags

Each flag represents a tree planted.

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Evening Sun on the Farm

Evening sun on the farm.

Farm Yard Sunset

Farm Yard Sunset

Installing the Farm Yard Gate

Installing the Farm Yard Gate

Installing gates

Installing gates

Scud the Chocolate Lab Helper!

Scud the Chocolate Lab Helper!

Barn Maintenance

Barn Maintenance

Winter Farm Pictures – Valier & Sweetgrass, MT

The old farm house

While driving up to Canada to get Scud we stopped by the farm to check on things.  It’s was nice and sunny and there quite a few birds (pheasants) from what I could see.  Here are a few photos I took on the way up to Canada, mostly around the farm and towards the Sweetgrass Hills.

Rocky Mountain Front Tree Planting – Valier, MT

Valier, MT Farm

This past April we planted about 500 Russian Olive trees. It was a grueling 2 days of work! Lots of sun, trees, digging & watering.  Hopefully the trees will root well and make it. Give it 10+ years and the pheasants should have some great additional habitat.

Big thanks to Krist & Ron for helping us!

Pheasant Hunting 2nd Week 2008

Orvis Morton - Pheasant Hunting Valier Montana 2008

Second weekend over at the farm. My father-in-law, George Bingham, came along with his dog Duke.