Canyon Collected at the Two Bit.

leon
Leon the Entertainer… Banjo
jake
Jake Heidrich… Mandolin & Harmonica

 

 

The original grass band from Canyon Collected the dance hall stage at the Two Bit...
The original grass band from Canyon Collected the dance hall stage at the Two Bit…

Canyon Collected an original grass band from Colorado, they describe their music as “whiskey bent on blurring genre lines and creating new music rooted in an all american cross country experience”.  The four members all have unique style in their playing & song-writing, and have been together since 2013. Each summer the band hits the road on tour performing across the country.  Every tour they are sure to come to Montana with a gig in Gardiner an important stop.

TIA MARTINI...
Tia Martini…Ukulele
OLIVER ADAMS...
Oliver Adams… Guitar
A couple of local song birds, Audrey Bowers and Jesse De get the show started...
A couple of local song birds, Audrey Bowers and Jesse De get the show started…
The dance hall...
The dance hall…
Good times are always to be found at the Two Bit...
Good times are always to be found at the Two Bit…

Highland Cows are being raised in the Hills of Big Timber

The Vollum family moved here from Portland Oregon and have never looked back.  They enjoy the property they purchased in the hills of Big Timber where they are raising Highlanders and Herefords.

Being new to the cattle world, keeping bulls, steers, cows and heifers straight is confusing. Even though I once thought that “cow” was a blanket term used for all cattle in all situations, I have begun to catch on quickly to the correct terminology.

Although records on Highland cattle first brought to this country from Scotland are rather obscure, due to the fact that there was no registry for them, we know there were small importations, made from time to time. Highland cattle may have been brought to the east coast states in the 1920s.

The Highland breed has lived for centuries in the rugged remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed.

Highland cattle provide the opportunity to produce a premium quality beef with less cost and effort. They fit into a variety of operation styles, from the small farm to large commercial beef operations.

Highland Cows are being raised in the hills of Big Timber
Highland Cows are being raised in the hills of Big Timber.

 

A prize winning bull will grow their herd.
A prize-winning bull will grow their herd.

 

This is Nelly
This is Nelly

 

The owner can hand feed them as they seem friendly.
The owner can feed them by hand as they seem friendly.

 

When visitors arrive they come when called. After meeting each of them they headed back to the hay.
When visitors arrive they come when called.  After meeting each of them it was time for them to head back to lunch.