Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Is it Treadmill Season Already?
What they say about the weather in Montana is true. If you don’t like it just wait five minutes and it will change.
Has Science Found a Cure for Double Chins, Or as I Call them Turkey Gobblers?
This is the most exciting news I’ve heard in a long time. It seems that a pharmaceutical company is finally going to produce a drug that helps reduce the size of double chins. I for one am a big fan of anything that can be done to get rid of a double chin, as I have always tragically suffered …
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe
This past January, I made resolutions to get into better shape and to eat healthier. It was slow going at first, but I have been doing a pretty good job sticking to my resolutions this year. I have spent the last nine months running a few days a week and just trying to substitute some unhealthier fo…
Why Carrie? Why?
Have you seen this? Are you aware of the atrocity that is going to slap us in the face this holiday season? A live remake of “The Sound of Music” will be shown on NBC on
Do You Have Weak Red Blood Cells? Are You Anemic?
This past spring I was totally nuts for ice. I would eat cup after cup of ice, chewing, crunching and annoying everyone around me. I couldn’t help it. I just craved ice and I couldn’t get enough. I didn’t think this was particularly strange. I just thought that I had developed a habit, a bad habit a…
Hearty Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
A few years ago I was at a get-together and someone brought this soup to it. I loved it and absconded with the recipe before the night was over. Since then, it has been a staple cold-weather meal in our house.
Not Your Ordinary DUI
This seems like something that would happen in Montana. I’m sure it probably has. Recently, a Colorado man lost his driver’s license so he decided to ride his horse to his brother’s wedding in Utah, 600 miles away. Since it’s not like he could just take the chance and drive h…
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
The recent colder weather has been making me itch for some pumpkin. I can taste it. Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes pumpkin season. It’s the time of year when pumpkin flavored everything appears.
New Test Show if Students Are Fat
In some states public schools have initiated an annual student weigh-in. The students’ body mass indexes are measured and the reports is sent home letting the parents know if the parents and student should be concerned about the child’s weight.
Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe
I’m quite anxious for fall to finally get here. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing color and the pumpkin flavored everything. Pumpkin is the mascot for fall. I love everything about it, the color, the smell and the taste.
Yeah! Pumpkin Beer is Here!
There is a rumor going around that fall flavored beer is already out on store shelves. Apparently some beer drinkers are upset because they think that summer isn’t over yet. These beer lovers don’t want to even see a fall flavored beer until the leaves start to fall. However, I love fall…
Backyard Chicken Addiction
I purchased a few chickens this spring and started my backyard chicken farm. I must admit that I was a little apprehensive at first as to exactly how things would go. I worried about my chickens running off if they were let out of the coop. I was concerned other animals would get into their coop and…