So we say hello again to Rachel and Jessa. This little one loves to help out with the daily chores, especially if that means she gets to be near the horses. After spending a good chunk of time with this lovely family, it’s evident that their lifestyle teaches kiddos how to be self-sufficient, encourages independent thinking, and fosters a great respect for land and animals. A solid work ethic is present from the beginning. As you can see in the photos below, there is great joy is helping out.
Montana is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I was lucky enough to spend a few days backpacking around the area. It’s filled with geysers, natural hot springs, wildlife, and so much nature to explore. Here are a few tips I researched before I set off on an adventure:
1.) Avoid poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak. (pictured above)
2.) When packing a backpack for the trip, pack the heaviest items closest to the middle of your back, lighter items on the front and bottom of the bag, and medium-weight, frequently used items on top.
3.) To gauge how much daylight is left in the day, outstretch your arm and hold your hand just under the sun. Count how many times you line up your hands in the distance between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is equivalent to 15 minutes of sun, therefore each hand is equivalent to about an hour of daylight remaining.
4.) You guys know I’m a picture-a-holic, but don’t get so camera happy that you forget to step back and appreciate the glory around you. Make sure to put down the electronics for a bit to really soak up as much wilderness as possible.
Now get out there and experience the natural beauties the world has to offer!
Take a look at this little Texan. Brennan is wearing Carhartt kids.
It goes to show that overalls look good at any age.
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