Monday, April 5, 2010

Goatucation: All About Where We Live

This is not a typical Goatucation post. Instead of telling you about us goats I am going to tell you about our Farm. In the comments last week a lot of you asked about our river and wanted to know more about it so I thought I would tell you about our little patch of Western Montana.

We live in a town called Superior. It is in Mineral County and we are not far from the Idaho border. (If you want to learn the facts and figures about the County you can go HERE.)


Superior was named after the same town in Wisconsin. The people who founded the town named it after the town they came from.  The post office was founded in 1871; Mineral County had one of the largest gold strikes and helped to settle the West. Mining was a major industry for a while but it, of course panned out (heh heh). Timber was also a big industry but that has also died off. 


Our river is the Clark Fork River. It is 360 miles long and ultimately drains into Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. The Pend Oreille River then connects the lake into the Columbia River which then goes to the Pacific Ocean. Our river is named for William A. Clark of Lewis and Clark fame. 


Mineral County is home to the Alberton Gorge which has a great white water rafting The county is almost 85% National Forest so there is lots of great hiking and camping. There is also world class trout fishing in the Clark Fork River and many of the myriad creeks, streams and alpine lakes that can be found throughout the county.  The male person told me about these things and he should know - he has done them all!

The publicist, when she can, just loves to sit and watch the river go by....



 It is beautiful, isn't it.
We love to graze on our riverbank.

I hope you enjoyed today's Goatucation!

Tomorrow:  The Strike is OVER!

19 comments:

  1. It is soooo beautiful where you live! My Mommeh said she would love to just sit and watch the river, too.

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  2. I see why you'd enjoy just sitting there and watching the river. It's gorgeous!

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  3. You are some lucky goats to live in such a beautiful place! I am very jealous--we live where there is a lot of concrete and too many people.

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  4. Thanks for the history lesson ... and I'm glad the strike is over. Whew!

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  5. Beautiful country. I'd love to walk along a hill top ridge where I could look down on that river.

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  6. Absolutely breatht taking!! No wonder you are such happy goats!!

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  7. you are the luckiest goats ever. the humans are pretty lucky too!

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  8. That does it. In my next life, I'm coming back as a goat! In Montana! At October Farm! There...

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  9. It's so beautiful where you live! We enjoyed learning more about it and think you are very lucky goats to be able to live there!

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  10. Wow that is so pretty! I dont suppose you goats will take reservations? Im in need of a good vacation spot, and this looks lovely. I promise not to eat too much hay and I will chase that darn rooster around the farm, just for giggles.

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  11. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. We have nothing but flat here and a few lakes. I'd sit and watch the river and mountains all day long too if I could. Thanks for that information.

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  12. I think I'd love to sit and watch it, too! What a beautiful place you live in, with such a rich history.

    You are lucky goaties!

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  13. Your home IS breathtakingly beautiful! My human has never visited your part of the country, but she has always wanted to. Maybe if she is lucky, I will allow it.

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  14. location envy!
    major location envy.

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  15. That is one gorgeous place. My sister lives in Idaho up in the North and it is so pretty there too. You are very lucky to live there. Thanks for that good history on the place.

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  16. Beautiful!!! I used to live in Northern Idaho and have been through your valley. I found you through BlogFrog and look forward to seeing you around the community.
    All the Best,
    Lori (the BlogFrog)

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  17. It's so incredibly beautiful! I enjoyed reading the history too.

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