October through December, 2012

Friend Ken bagged an elk and deer, so we will have plenty of meat for the coming year. After hunting season the elk determined it was safe to return. Pumpkin is content to watch over them as long as they stay in a group; if any start to wander, she tries to herd them back to the group.

Dan and Jenny had to plow once while we were away, then we were treated to several good snows on our return. Bridger Bowl opened with a very good base. Pauline had to have follow-up tests at UCSF and took the opportunity to visit friends and family in northern and southern California, giving her an additional 10 days on the road. Gary stayed home on the excuse that Dan and Jenny had done enough house and dog sitting this year.