The Running of the Sheep in the tiny town of Reedpoint, MT is the perfect late summer event. See & hear it from start to finish...the sheep, the food & crafts, the music, live auction, parade, gun fighters, garage sales, chicken bingo, log sawing contest, street dance....Yee! Haw!
Thank you, Bill & Karen Dutton and Dave & Nancy Dutton for inviting me.
Thank you, Morris & Mae Ware for fryin' 'em up!
Thank you Johnna Newman for carrying on the tradition of our mothers' friendship.
Thanks to everyone at the Jersey Lilly--past and present-- for letting me into your
lives & allowing me get up close. You're the biggest part of what makes the Jersey
Lilly so special!
Produced, Photographed, Written & Narrated by Lynn Donaldson
Along with Dusan Smetana, I was named Montana's "Honorary Photographer" in 2009 by the Montana Office of Tourism. I hit the back roads documenting food, festivals, funky road houses, characters and quirky events. In November, Mercury Advertising asked me to be in a test commercial for the MTOT's "Get Lost" campaign. This is it. They got me to talk about eating my way across the Big Sky and the ad features images of food and places I visited this year.
CHOTEAU COUNTY CHRISTMAS happens the first weekend of December in the heart of Montana's farm and ranch country. The rural communities of Geraldine, Fort Benton, Loma, Virgelle & Big Sandy celebrate with Craft Fairs, Bake Sales, Parades, & Food Bizarres. There are visits from Santa, a Parade of Lights, a "Christmas Church Tour" and a Live Nativity Scene. Food consist of everything from Senior Citizen Club Spaghetti Dinners and the Masonic Temple's "Taste of Chocolate" to more Womens Club Bake Sales than you shake a stick at.