January and February are tough months to say you love this place. Yeah, the skiing is generally great but the weather is notoriously unpredictable with some days significantly below zero and others unseasonably "messy warm" in the 40s.
Montanans like pretty things. Montanans like guns. Put them together and what do you get? Flower Shells! This might one of the coolest (and most fun) inventions I've ever seen. They're shotgun shells loaded with flower seeds. Uh, YEAH!
Zone 4 gardening is frustrating. Our frost free date isn't until late June, so starting seeds indoors in January might be jumping the gun a little. I don't care. I did it anyway. Here's what I've got planned: