Sunday, March 11, 2018

Snow & A Big Furry Visitor

Did I tell you how much I like winter nights at my house? I mean summer nights are fine and all, but not nearly so bright as winter. And on that note, we have had a lot more snow arrive recently!

After that last snowstorm wrapped up and rolled on out, we awoke to a stunning sunny (still cold) bluebird day! And a big visitor came strolling through the woods. 

Moose do come by quite regularly, though with the very low snow for much of the year, I've seen less of them here than normal recently. They have been able to travel wherever they want without feeling a need to stick to plowed and shoveled pathways as they tend to do if the snow is really deep. 

Since this video though, another different moose came through as well. I either saw another moose twice or two different moose, and then the same mother and baby came back one evening when I was at a friends. When I came home, I found their fresh tracks right up to the porch! Like most creatures, they like to come by when I'm sleeping, not looking, or not home. :)

The view of my place down through the trees from the hill above my house.

One of the chatty little squirrels perched right outside my window. 

Grizzly does love bounding through the deep powdery snow. At least I assume she does from the look on her face and the wagging tail!

And lastly, a few more beautiful snowy bighorn sheep.


  1. My husband and I just binged watched your entire youtube and blog. Better than Netlix. Thank you for taking the time to do this, it really gets us jazzed about doing something similar (tiny homesteading!) here in Western Washington. Much love to you, Ariel! -Erin and Chris

  2. I really like your site and content so much,thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.


  3. Ariel, it has been soooo long since you last posted. I hope this means that you are in the throws of moving your home to a new location and not that you are not well. Hope we will see a little blogging in the near future as the spring season slowly draws closer to the summer solstice. All the best! Peggy in Canada

  4. I, too, have been wondering where you have been. Let us know how you and Grizzly are.

  5. Very nice post i like it so much.I love snow fall.

  6. Greetings Ariel,

    I came across your Youtube channel today while searching for off-grid water system ideas in the inland northwest. I live in the same sort of climate as you, up here in northeastern WA, just below the British Columbia border.

    I wanted to get in touch with you about possibly featuring you on my website: and I can go into more detail about that with you in private.

    Also, you seemed like another female I would get along well with and who would be interesting to chat with. So - I'd love to talk to you about possible visiting (for the photographic element) and/f doing an online interview.

    My email address is: if you'd get in touch with me, I'd sure love it.

    Hope this finds you well as the colder days begin to take hold here in our wild and rugged northwest.

    x Tiffany

    1. Ack. Pardon typos. I should really take the time to proofread before sending.

  7. I see the baby moose ears to the left of the path where mama is sleeping, behind those tree branches. So sweet.

  8. I dont know how.. I was looking at a real estate video of a home in Marco Island Florida... and then your video popped up next showing a tour of your property and home. So interesting. Loved it. A pot if work and common sense I see us needed. Thus was not like the HGTV shows. But rather more of a human and real approach. Thank you. Quite enjoyable and informative.

  9. I'm sad you haven't written a blog in over 8 months but I do understand Youtube takes a lot of time and such. I miss reading your words. Cheers:)

  10. I just saw you on you tube! Everything is nice! You are lucky!

  11. Fantastic animal pictures, thank you for sharing!