Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pleasant little trip to the countryside.

Would you believe that it snowed here in Helena the other day? Well, for the people that have lived here for a long time, I’m sure they'll say, “Oh yeah, it’s pretty normal in Montana to snow practically any month of the year”. But since we’re from Arkansas, it was quite a bit of a shocker to see snow in May, lol! It didn’t stick on the ground though. The afternoon sun literally just melted it all out. Before we move here, we tried to brace ourselves from the intolerable cold weather.  Expect the worst, you know! But so far, it hasn’t been that bad. Some days, it can get quite nippy especially in the evenings, but there are perfectly beautiful days of course.

One time, hubby drove us around to see the beautiful scenery surrounding the lake area. Oh boy, what a spectacular sight that was! The ice-capped mountains from a distance, providing an unbelievable backdrop to the vast fields in the countryside. Then the cows and the horses just punctuated the whole Montana country feel. Mind you, I was originally a city girl back in my country, but I can’t deny the fact that I was awed by the magnificent beauty of nature in front of me. And oh, it was the first time that I’ve seen an immense flock of sheep. I tried to tap into my stored memory on what products can be made out of sheep but nothing comes to mind, lol! That’s not a good sign, I know! Good thing my husband always has brilliant answers even to my most stupid questions. Now, I know meat is the most important product we get from sheep. Of course, there’s wool which is the product for which sheep are best known. But what piqued my curiosity the most are the sheepskin products. I mean, I find it hard to imagine how the skins of those sheep I've seen in the field can be turned into something luxuriously soft such as sheepskin rugs. Well, I guess whatever process they go through, it must have been a darn good one since a lot of people have started looking into luxury car seat covers for their vehicles. Now it makes me wonder if sheepskin would be warm enough for Montana weather.

1 replies:

kim said...

hmmm.. it seems like you enjoyed the trip so much!