Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jack Frost Pays Another Visit To Burlington Wyoming

As you can see, Jack Frost paid another visit to Burlington overnight.  Even though it's cold, it's beautiful. The frost builds up overnight when we have fog.  Snow is in the forecast for the next few days.  It is amazing country.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Burlington Elementary Christmas Play

The kids had a blast.  Preschool through sixth grade were all involved and the performance lasted two hours. Julia enjoyed playing several parts and Tyler got his picture in one of the local news papers in a role as a Russian Baker.  The link is http://www.wyodaily.com/news.htm   and then click on Area-News Northern Wyoming Daily News Worland Wyoming

Signs of Winter

Saturday, December 10, 2011

An Afternoon Drive

These pictures were taken on Friday December 9th about ten miles southwest of Burlington Wyoming on the road to Meeteetse. I have made it easy to make comments.  Just click on comments and add your two cents worth.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Drive from Burlington to Cody Wyoming

These pictures represent a typical winter drive from Burlington to Cody (about a 35 mile drive one way).  As you can see, we had received a little snow a day or two before this.  The temperature at the time the pictures were taken was up into the teens from subzero weather. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh Deer!

Nice Huh!  What do you think of this deer.  He is pretty typical for the area.  I found him about twelve miles from the house.  Did I shoot him?  I wish but unfortunately no.  I found him next to the road where he had been hit by a car. I did keep the antlers a nice 4X5. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Having Fun In The Fall

I couldn't resist.  I came across this piece of footage shot in September after most of the leaves had fallen.  It was cold and Tyler had fun being inside my warm camouflage coat. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Dinner in Burlington Wyoming

Our Thanksgiving day has been full of thanksgiving.  We had plenty of good food to eat, a roof over our heads, shelter from the cold, and each other.  The kids could not wait.  Just after we finished cleaning up dinner, the kids got busy putting up the Christmas tree while watching Christmas Specials.  It has been very fun. 

The Fort

Julia and Tyler enjoy the coziness of a blanket fort against the cold.  Tyler decided that he would build this fort by himself before Thanksgiving dinner. I thought that he was pretty clever by using laundry pins to hold the blankets together. 

Tyler Making Snow Angles

This was the first snow of the season and Tyler could not get enough of it.  He played until about 8:00 pm.  BED TIME. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Some Fall Activities of the Mortenson Family

Finally a new update for our blog. Included are photos for the months of September and October.  As the old saying goes, "Better late than never."


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Julia's Sixth Grade Invention-The Pet Pole

Julia's sixth grade class is learning all about inventors and inventions.  Each student had to come up with their own invention and after brainstorming a bit, Julia decided on the Pet Pole.  Good for catching dogs and cats on a fishing pole.  Watch this video and enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Family Favorite


A few months ago, our family discover Shaun the Sheep.  It's a take- off of Wallace and Gromit.  Shaun now has a number of seasons and episodes.  This episode is is called " Who's the Caddy."  Most Shaun's segments are between five and seven minutes long. Shaun can be found on You Tube or Netflix.  Enjoy.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Gray Jay Birds and Kids of the Big Horn National Forest

Click on the video clip above to watch Robber Birds (Gray Jays) raid our camp.

Gray Jay Birds and Kids of the Big Horn National Forest

Working for Big Horn County spraying weeds in the Big Horn National Forest has its advantages.  Sheila, Julia and Tyler came up and camped out with me for a couple of days.  While camping, we made some new friendships.  Gray Jay Birds came into camp after Julia and Tyler started to feed them.  As you can see, they warmed up to the kids well.  Some people call them robber birds because they will take all the food they can carry off. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Having Fun With A Kawasaki Mule

Driving a Kawasaki Mule through streams can be a very fun thing. I was soaked by the time I got to the other side.