east of billings

I started this website with a very specific purpose; to write to people in southeast Montana about the issues the media wasn’t covering regarding the Tongue River Railroad and Otter Creek...

Be forewarned. This is NSFW.* The following, hands down, is the most common phone call I receive. Ring...ring...ring. Me: Hello? My mother: Your goats are out. They are (eating my garden/eating my...

  This is the Little Dude. He was a quadruplet. His mom died and we raised him as a bottle baby. Needless to say, he is a permanent addition to the farm. The...

Because sometimes winter on the farm can get long. And, because we can.    

As I contemplate the coming snow storm that is breathing down Montana’s neck, threatening to dump yet another foot of snow on the ground and bring us sub zero temperatures for...

Take 12 minutes out of your day and watch one of the most compelling short films I have ever seen. Directed by Carly Calhoun and Sam Despeaux.    

Raising livestock and having a full time job is complicated. Goat kids come when they come. They don’t check with you first to see if you’re busy. The first kids of...

I was sidetracked this weekend by the Library of Congress archival photo collection.  While looking for historic photos of the Tongue River valley I found these spectacular photographs of Montana ranchers counting...

[Untitled photo, possibly related to: Beer parlor, Birney, Montana][1939 June] Arthur Rothstein [Untitled photo, possibly related to: Dudes learning how to throw a rope, "roping" during a ranch rodeo contest. Brewster...