January through March, 2009

Kendal and boyfriend Andrew were able to come for a long Martin Luther King weekend and there was so little snow we were able to take a long hike around the property without snowshoes. Here, Kendal and Andrew pose by our 'landmark' tree, recognized by many who live in the canyon. The same tree is shown from a different angle in the August 2006 Parting Shot.

The Spring-like weather caused an increase in coyote activity. Two coyotes were bold enough to invade the field south of the Main House; Pumpkin gave chase and got into a fight. Gary had to thrash through almost a mile of snow and brush to get her back. She spent the next two days nursing a nasty nip on her hind quarters.