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HGTV Results

After my episode of “Living Big Sky” appeared on HGTV on May 30th, I had some great response. I heard from old friends from my days at Utah State University and from law school at the University of Montana who had seen the show and loved it. But most importantly, our Iten Company office received calls,…

LIVING BIG SKY

It’s finally time! I’m so excited to announce that the HGTV episode of “Living Big Sky” featuring the Iten Company will air of May 30th at 9:30 P.M. and again at 12:30 a.m.on May 31st. So set your DVR’s to record and get ready to watch one of my proudest moments of 2014.

CESSNA COMMUTE

We’ve had some beautiful Spring weather in Montana and there’s no better way to enjoy it than from the air in our Cessna 182. I love where I live and I love my work, so add my awesome husband to the mix and it was the perfect day when we flew together to Horse Prairie,…

BITTERROOT SWIM TEAM

As the snow begins to melt and flow to our rivers and streams, it’s also time to fill the pool and begin another season for the Bitterroot Swim Team. All three of my children are involved in the competitive team that includes swimmers ages 5 to 18 from Stevensville to Darby. Last year, we boasted 115 swimmers…

DADDY/DAUGHTER FISHING DATE

My husband and 11-year-old daughter were recently invited on a steelhead fishing trip to Orofino, Idaho. There are so many healthy reasons to raise your family in the Wild West, here’s one more told in Gracie’s own words:

THE SCHOOL OF HARD CHORES

I pulled my kids out of school for a week to work on my family’s ranch for calving season. Being on the ranch during the busiest times of the year is truly an educational experience. The part I love the most is taking each of my three children for one-on-one time. The rotation is not only…

SPRING CALVES

Recently I made my annual pilgrimage to Leadore, Idaho and the Two Dot Ranch where I was blessed to be raised.  Those who know me, know that I travel to the home ranch every year at this time over my birthday which just so happens to fall during the heaviest time of our calving season….

ANGLER’S LODGE

Has everyone seen the Ravalli Republic today?!  Great article by Michelle McConnaha on some of our favorite people.  Congrats to the Johnsons’ on their new adventure! The following is the article By Michelle McConnaha   The true Montana log cabin experience on a private lake is only a few minutes away from downtown Hamilton. Angler’s…

WHEN THE COWS COME HOME

Last weekend was a perfect time for a winter cattle drive. I can’t remember when the weather was this beautiful in February. Last year, I was a popsicle – a solid brick of ice on the back of my horse as we moved cattle 15 miles to the home ranch. I have never been that cold in my…

VALENTINE’S TRUE LOVE

We love to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, but now that Brian and I have been married this long, we’ve learned that love is much more than physical attraction. We believe that love has many facets – physical as well as emotional, mental and spiritual. If you don’t work on all four, then you don’t…