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Went for a nice little drive this evening. Such a peaceful, beautiful evening. #happyartist #centralmontana #chinookmontana #sunsets #countryside #montana
Little house on the Montana prairie that has seen its better days! .
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#wanderwisely #montana #montanamoment #centralmontana #houseontheprairie #ghosttown #abandonedplaces #ringling #bigskycountry #rural #ranchlife
Summer beauties....
Summer beauties....
There is nothing quite as soft and tender as the hair of a foal. And nothing quite so sweet as itching that hard to reach spot and watching them wiggle their lips with pleasure!
There is nothing quite as soft and tender as the hair of a foal. And nothing quite so sweet as itching that hard to reach spot and watching them wiggle their lips with pleasure!
Spring pasture near Immanuel Cemetery on the backroads between Dutton and Power
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#spring #green #centralmontana #prairie #pasture #farming #bigskycountry #montanasky #rural #backroads #montanamoment
Roots 💕(link to shirt in profile) 💕#montanamoment #montanaroots #lastbestplace
Having a beer! So name the movie I am watching (hint 1982) #pschodelic #montanagram #centralmontana #406life
I found every hungry mosquito on the prairie at Immanuel Cemetery this evening, and as I was the only large, warm-blooded mammal around, I suffered hundreds of painful bites in the 20 minutes or so I walked around the handful of graves, which date from over the past 100 years.
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#memorialday #cemetery #prairie #centralmontana #backroads #ruralcemetery #marines #ww2
There is nothing more musical than a sunset. -C. Debussy // #MNTphotography406
Check out today’s  #featuredfarmfriday...
|Vanek Ranch |

At the turn of the century, Joe Vanek purchased a few hundred acres of land on Warm Spring Creek near Brooks, Montana.  After years of hard work his son Wincil, was able to purchase some adjoining land to expand the ranch. This purchase included a spring that maintains a constant temperature of 68°F year-round, best known today as Gigantic Warm Spring.  Since the beginning Vanek Ranch has been family affair, with the 3rd, 4thand 5thgenerations currently working together to get the day-to-day work done.  David Vanek Sr. took over operations in the 1960’s and has recently handed the reigns over to his son Alan Vanek.  Working along with Alan are his wife Leah and their son Cody as well as his brother Bill and his son Hugh.
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The Vanek’s take pride in the quality Black Angus beef cattle and alfalfa they raise but also work in the custom cutting and contract trucking sector.  In the summer season, they also operate the Gigantic Warm Spring as a recreational spot. Opening this weekend, May 25th, the world’s largest warm spring is a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day.  Check out the Facebook page for more information. …
New technology in agriculture offers the biggest potential for expansion and improvement on the Vanek Ranch. Looking forward they hope to incorporate cameras in the calving shed for remote monitoring of mothers and babies, drones to locate cattle in vast, mountain pastures and improved genetics in the cattle herd to produce a more consistent product. …
Being willing to listen with no bias is a good way to bridge the gap between rural and urban populations, Bill Vanek feels.  Most often the questions have answers that are just not communicated in an effective manner.  Agricultural education opportunities for youth such as ag days, FFA and 4-H are all programs that the Vanek’s support.  Looking forward the family sees land and water being limiting factors for family farms and ranches.  Keeping land in production is important and vital for communities like ours.
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#familyranch #montanaag #knowyourfood #knowyourrancher #farmtotable #centralmontana #findyourcenter #eatlocal #eatbeef
Check out today’s #featuredfarmfriday ... |Vanek Ranch | At the turn of the century, Joe Vanek purchased a few hundred acres of land on Warm Spring Creek near Brooks, Montana.  After years of hard work his son Wincil, was able to purchase some adjoining land to expand the ranch. This purchase included a spring that maintains a constant temperature of 68°F year-round, best known today as Gigantic Warm Spring.  Since the beginning Vanek Ranch has been family affair, with the 3rd, 4thand 5thgenerations currently working together to get the day-to-day work done.  David Vanek Sr. took over operations in the 1960’s and has recently handed the reigns over to his son Alan Vanek.  Working along with Alan are his wife Leah and their son Cody as well as his brother Bill and his son Hugh. … The Vanek’s take pride in the quality Black Angus beef cattle and alfalfa they raise but also work in the custom cutting and contract trucking sector.  In the summer season, they also operate the Gigantic Warm Spring as a recreational spot. Opening this weekend, May 25th, the world’s largest warm spring is a great spot to cool off on a hot summer day.  Check out the Facebook page for more information. … New technology in agriculture offers the biggest potential for expansion and improvement on the Vanek Ranch. Looking forward they hope to incorporate cameras in the calving shed for remote monitoring of mothers and babies, drones to locate cattle in vast, mountain pastures and improved genetics in the cattle herd to produce a more consistent product. … Being willing to listen with no bias is a good way to bridge the gap between rural and urban populations, Bill Vanek feels.  Most often the questions have answers that are just not communicated in an effective manner.  Agricultural education opportunities for youth such as ag days, FFA and 4-H are all programs that the Vanek’s support.  Looking forward the family sees land and water being limiting factors for family farms and ranches.  Keeping land in production is important and vital for communities like ours. … #familyranch  #montanaag  #knowyourfood  #knowyourrancher  #farmtotable  #centralmontana  #findyourcenter  #eatlocal  #eatbeef 
Hey 👋 my name is Delci and this is my beautiful family. 
We live in Central Montana. Bill is, was, and always will be a cowboy through and through. He lives and breaths horses and cows. And currently, he is working and living on a ranch about two hours away at the literal end of the world. A small 48,000 acres of wild...and he is in heaven. I’m at home with the kids and animals trying to make a go of “modern homesteading”. I want my kids to grow up outside and I want to feed them food that I know the origins of. I want them to know where food comes from and how to grow it. And I want them to play in the dirt with no shoes and dirty hands. And I’d say that’s quite common in our area. A lot of people grow their own food in many various ways here in the heart of Montana. But I gotta tell you, I admire any single mom out there. Phew! On a day to day basis I’m doing the single mom thing, but I have the hope that Saturday night is coming and Sunday we are a family together for a day. In the cracks of life, I write on my website linked in bio. It’s my other “job” paying part-time wages (and growing 😉) But for now, I’m going to go plant some beans and corn. We’ll see how far I get before two dirty handed kids need something. Like food. Because that’s what moms do: feed their kids, all day long.
Hey 👋 my name is Delci and this is my beautiful family. We live in Central Montana. Bill is, was, and always will be a cowboy through and through. He lives and breaths horses and cows. And currently, he is working and living on a ranch about two hours away at the literal end of the world. A small 48,000 acres of wild...and he is in heaven. I’m at home with the kids and animals trying to make a go of “modern homesteading”. I want my kids to grow up outside and I want to feed them food that I know the origins of. I want them to know where food comes from and how to grow it. And I want them to play in the dirt with no shoes and dirty hands. And I’d say that’s quite common in our area. A lot of people grow their own food in many various ways here in the heart of Montana. But I gotta tell you, I admire any single mom out there. Phew! On a day to day basis I’m doing the single mom thing, but I have the hope that Saturday night is coming and Sunday we are a family together for a day. In the cracks of life, I write on my website linked in bio. It’s my other “job” paying part-time wages (and growing 😉) But for now, I’m going to go plant some beans and corn. We’ll see how far I get before two dirty handed kids need something. Like food. Because that’s what moms do: feed their kids, all day long.
We’re making history - and we want you to take part!
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Join us next Thursday, May 31st, for our Women’s Foundation of Montana Trailblazer Celebration fundraiser, to honor the women of our past!
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Hear stories, and be inspired by the women who started it all, including Letty Bass of the Merle Chambers Fund, Sheila Rice, and more - we’ll also be honoring the legacy of the indomitable Dorothy Eck and Joan Bennett during the evening.
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Great food, the best of company, and the opportunity to help us create a brighter future for women and girls! What could be better?
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Register via EventBrite (link below), through our Facebook event page, or by emailing jeneuell@mtcf.org - no later than Tuesday May 29th, to reserve your spot at this historic gathering!
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Thursday, May 31st
Exploration Works, 995 Carousel Way, Helena. Doors Open at 6pm. Program will begin at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation is $50, which can be paid in person at the event.
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wfm-trailblazer-celebration-tickets-45948114046?aff=efbeventtix
We’re making history - and we want you to take part! 🎉🎉🎉 Join us next Thursday, May 31st, for our Women’s Foundation of Montana Trailblazer Celebration fundraiser, to honor the women of our past! . Hear stories, and be inspired by the women who started it all, including Letty Bass of the Merle Chambers Fund, Sheila Rice, and more - we’ll also be honoring the legacy of the indomitable Dorothy Eck and Joan Bennett during the evening. 🥂🍸🍻 Great food, the best of company, and the opportunity to help us create a brighter future for women and girls! What could be better? 📲 Register via EventBrite (link below), through our Facebook event page, or by emailing jeneuell@mtcf.org - no later than Tuesday May 29th, to reserve your spot at this historic gathering! 🌟🌟 Thursday, May 31st Exploration Works, 995 Carousel Way, Helena. Doors Open at 6pm. Program will begin at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation is $50, which can be paid in person at the event. . https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wfm-trailblazer-celebration-tickets-45948114046?aff=efbeventtix
"Threading the Needle" -Haystack Butte
Augusta, MT - Rocky Mountain Front
#montanapanoramic #rockymountainfront #montana #CentralMontana
http://www.montanapanoramic.com/index.php/searchgallery/1560/483/all-images/P-threading-the-needle-augusta-mt
Montana’s artistic brush is incredible! PC: @tvfso_photography •
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#montanamonday #montanagram #montanaphotography #centralmontana #montanalove #406photography
A sure sign winter is done. Love this time of year. Follow the link in my profile for my latest blog. Please sign up for my email list so you don’t miss out on tips and trick, great deals and my weekly blog.
A sure sign winter is done. Love this time of year. Follow the link in my profile for my latest blog. Please sign up for my email list so you don’t miss out on tips and trick, great deals and my weekly blog.
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder // #MNTphotography406
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder // #MNTphotography406 
Saddle up for adventure in the wide open spaces of Central Montana. #centralmontana .
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#horsebackriding #westernwednesday #ranchvacation #travelgram
Another gorgeous day. Happy hump day.
Another gorgeous day. Happy hump day.
A tree desecrated my truck! But the pollen makes the hood look like a Jackson Pollok painting! #406life #montanagram #centralmontana #406
Gorgeous day on the plains of Northern Montana. This weather is long past due and very welcome.
Gorgeous day on the plains of Northern Montana. This weather is long past due and very welcome.
I’m feeling slow today, too. An unidentified species of amber snail in a wetland
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#ambersnails #succineidae #riparian #wma #centralmontana #tiny #nature #snail #slow #macro #macro_mood
First #garden bloom. I 😍 #columbine.
#Spring🌸 #CentralMontana
The prairie pelicans are living the good life, feeding on giant European carp trapped by dwindling water in the reeds of a backwater.
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#americanwhitepelican #carp #storm #stormyskies #montanasky #centralmontana #prairie #wma #freezeout #rockymountains #sundaydrive
A little clip from last nights moment, and electricity generation for the screen you're staring at right now: #montanapanoramic #centralmontana #montana
I’m going to miss these guys. What a great class, I had a lot of fun photographing them through the past few years. Good luck graduates. Now it’s your turn class of 2019.
I’m going to miss these guys. What a great class, I had a lot of fun photographing them through the past few years. Good luck graduates. Now it’s your turn class of 2019.
Save the date session - Lost Lake, MT
Yes I still photograph humans... all though lately I’ve been busy capturing images of wildlife. 
@mark.payton.photography 
#lostlake #montana #markpaytonphotography #savethedate #awesomebackground #getlostinmontana #montanamoment #weddingphotographer #portrait #canonusa #montanagram #centralmontana #1dxmarkii
Had a blast during the Fort Benton Fishing Derby! We all took home a few great prizes. One of my goals was accomplished as Dad and I reclaimed the Team Title. This was without a doubt the year of the Sturgeon!
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#mymontanaspring #fishmontana #fishingmt #fishingmontana #shovelnose #sturgeon #montanafwp #montanamoment #centralmontana #fishmt #sturgeoncrazy
Many Pines campground was perfect for the troop campout this weekend! #centralmontana #cubscouts #montanafamily
Cooper up at the upper falls at Memorial Falls. He hiked all the way up with the boy scouts. #boymom #Five #centralmontana @into_the_little_belts
Cooper up at the upper falls at Memorial Falls. He hiked all the way up with the boy scouts. #boymom  #Five  #centralmontana  @into_the_little_belts
She was a bit like spring; wild as the wind and fickle as the weather, but her love ran deep as tree roots. -folk + co // #MNTphotography406 //
She was a bit like spring; wild as the wind and fickle as the weather, but her love ran deep as tree roots. -folk + co // #MNTphotography406  //
I received this book as a Mother’s Day Gift from my husband.  Two iconic local Sweet Glass Hills women are featured in it, Evelyn Aiken and Jeanette Brown.  Get a copy if you get the chance.

I’m a proud Montana woman myself, although I was raised in the northwestern part of the state as a loggers daughter.  Our agriculture was timber but we grew up strong and proud of our heritage just the same.
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#montanagirl #montanawomen #farmwife #ranchwife #worktheground #womeninagriculture #womeninconservation #oldways #grandmothers #wisewomen #keepersoftheland #workersoftheland #montanaproud #womenofthewest #centralmontana
I received this book as a Mother’s Day Gift from my husband. Two iconic local Sweet Glass Hills women are featured in it, Evelyn Aiken and Jeanette Brown. Get a copy if you get the chance. I’m a proud Montana woman myself, although I was raised in the northwestern part of the state as a loggers daughter. Our agriculture was timber but we grew up strong and proud of our heritage just the same. . . . . #montanagirl  #montanawomen  #farmwife  #ranchwife  #worktheground  #womeninagriculture  #womeninconservation  #oldways  #grandmothers  #wisewomen  #keepersoftheland  #workersoftheland  #montanaproud  #womenofthewest  #centralmontana 
Today’s #featuredfarmfriday...
|Mountain View Ranch|
Nestled at the base of the Snowy Mountains near Buffalo, Montana, it is easy to see how the Mountain View Ranch acquired its name.  This third-generation family ranch is currently owned and operated by Cory and Clarajean Merrill along with their oldest son Weston and his wife Shannon.  Their acreage is home to a commercial cow-calf beef herd and hay fields of alfalfa and grass, which is used as feed. …
The obvious focal point of the ranch is the gorgeous red barn.  Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Big Barn has hosted concerts, dances and weddings, as well as the much-anticipated Annual Harvest Ball held every Labor Day weekend.  The Big Barn will also be featured in an upcoming Montana PBS production of Barns of Montana and is prominent on the Mountain View Ranch Facebook page.
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Offering a first-hand look at the agricultural lifestyle is one way the Merrill’s feel the gap between urban and ag populations can be narrowed.  Whether that is an onsite visit or a story shared on social media, giving an insider’s view of the day-to-day functions of a ranch is crucial.  Shannon and Weston work hard to effectively tell their family’s agricultural story and recognizing the change in consumer requests, they work to keep agriculture innovation part of their business. …
Generally speaking, people fear what they do not know, so seeing and experiencing agriculture first-hand, people can gain a better understanding and therefor do not have to be afraid or skeptical of it.  If you want to hear more of Mountain View’s story, follow the ranch on Facebook or check out their producer reports in this winter’s Prairie Star or check out their interview on the Yellowstone Public Radio’s feature of Field Days.
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#familyfarm #familyranch #montanaag #knowyourfood #knowyourfarmer #knowyourrancher #farmtotable #centralmontana #findyourcenter #eatlocal #eatbeef #montanamade
Today’s #featuredfarmfriday ... |Mountain View Ranch| Nestled at the base of the Snowy Mountains near Buffalo, Montana, it is easy to see how the Mountain View Ranch acquired its name.  This third-generation family ranch is currently owned and operated by Cory and Clarajean Merrill along with their oldest son Weston and his wife Shannon.  Their acreage is home to a commercial cow-calf beef herd and hay fields of alfalfa and grass, which is used as feed. … The obvious focal point of the ranch is the gorgeous red barn.  Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Big Barn has hosted concerts, dances and weddings, as well as the much-anticipated Annual Harvest Ball held every Labor Day weekend. The Big Barn will also be featured in an upcoming Montana PBS production of Barns of Montana and is prominent on the Mountain View Ranch Facebook page. … Offering a first-hand look at the agricultural lifestyle is one way the Merrill’s feel the gap between urban and ag populations can be narrowed.  Whether that is an onsite visit or a story shared on social media, giving an insider’s view of the day-to-day functions of a ranch is crucial.  Shannon and Weston work hard to effectively tell their family’s agricultural story and recognizing the change in consumer requests, they work to keep agriculture innovation part of their business. … Generally speaking, people fear what they do not know, so seeing and experiencing agriculture first-hand, people can gain a better understanding and therefor do not have to be afraid or skeptical of it.  If you want to hear more of Mountain View’s story, follow the ranch on Facebook or check out their producer reports in this winter’s Prairie Star or check out their interview on the Yellowstone Public Radio’s feature of Field Days. … #familyfarm  #familyranch  #montanaag  #knowyourfood  #knowyourfarmer  #knowyourrancher  #farmtotable  #centralmontana  #findyourcenter  #eatlocal  #eatbeef  #montanamade 
Plan your trip to Central Montana and fish Montana’s finest trout streams and rivers. 
#centralmontana #fishing #montanamoment
Years of sand, wind and rain carved out a circular hole in the formation below the Big Snowy Range in the ever windy Judith Gap area near Lewistown.
#centralmontana  #montanapanoramic  #montana 
http://www.montanapanoramic.com/index.php/searchgallery/1558/483/all-images/P-collection-3593-shamut-mt-oe
Years of sand, wind and rain carved out a circular hole in the formation below the Big Snowy Range in the ever windy Judith Gap area near Lewistown. #centralmontana  #montanapanoramic  #montana  http://www.montanapanoramic.com/index.php/searchgallery/1558/483/all-images/P-collection-3593-shamut-mt-oe
Visiting Lewistown? Don’t miss a chance to enjoy their community labyrinth garden. #centralmontana #findyourcenter Lewistown@Montana
A few more sports shots to finish out my small school week. Have a great weekend all. @billingsgazette @billings365 @billingslifestyle
A few more sports shots to finish out my small school week. Have a great weekend all. @billingsgazette @billings365 @billingslifestyle
A passing shower, on my way home yesterday evening. #centralmontana #havre #northernplains #bigsky
An excerpt from this weeks blog. To find out what else happened in 1983 follow the link in my profile. The year was 1983. We cruised the highways of California with Ponch and John, laughed along with Taxi and SCTV,  waited to see what would happen with Joanie and Chachi and cried a little as we said goodbye to MASH.
An excerpt from this weeks blog. To find out what else happened in 1983 follow the link in my profile. The year was 1983. We cruised the highways of California with Ponch and John, laughed along with Taxi and SCTV, waited to see what would happen with Joanie and Chachi and cried a little as we said goodbye to MASH.
MRF just held our last board meeting until we meet again in September and are excited to join the fight to protect the Falls with a $1000 donation to MEIC.  Let’s keep our community and our water clean!  #notinmontana #nocafo #centralmontana #craiglandia #montana @montanatroutunlimited @publiclandownersunited
MRF just held our last board meeting until we meet again in September and are excited to join the fight to protect the Falls with a $1000 donation to MEIC. Let’s keep our community and our water clean! #notinmontana  #nocafo  #centralmontana  #craiglandia  #montana  @montanatroutunlimited @publiclandownersunited
“Spring can bring lots of rain, along with a quickly melting snowpack, which makes it a great time to photograph Memorial Falls in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana.” - @kevinleaguephoto
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This photo’s from a few years ago, but Kevin’s words ring especially true this year. The high water can be beautiful, but be careful when you’re on riverbanks or crossing roaring creeks. Safety first, then teamwork.
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📷: Kevin League #longexposures #waterfallphotography #littlebelts #springrunoff #snowmelt #highwater #centralmontana #wildmt #aprilshowersbringmayflowers #whatdomayshowersbring #safetyfirstthenteamwork
“Spring can bring lots of rain, along with a quickly melting snowpack, which makes it a great time to photograph Memorial Falls in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana.” - @kevinleaguephoto . . . This photo’s from a few years ago, but Kevin’s words ring especially true this year. The high water can be beautiful, but be careful when you’re on riverbanks or crossing roaring creeks. Safety first, then teamwork. . . . 📷: Kevin League #longexposures  #waterfallphotography  #littlebelts  #springrunoff  #snowmelt  #highwater  #centralmontana  #wildmt  #aprilshowersbringmayflowers  #whatdomayshowersbring  #safetyfirstthenteamwork 
A large dose of cuteness from Central Montana’s wildlife. #centralmontana #montanamoment #wildlifewatching 📸JWillson