There are a few things that I really like about the house we are living in now.
We have a really cool view. That out there is a mining headframe, which is a tower above an underground mine shaft. They are used to hoist things from inside the mine.
Trees! We have trees! And they are pine trees!
I love the sound of the wind through pine trees, it’s got to be one of my favorite sounds ever.
Also behind that tree is a little park, how cute is that?
There is a lot of history up here too, Walkerville is part of the historic mining town from the late 1800’s and a lot of the buildings and houses around us are very, very old. We are only about a mile away from Historic Downtown Butte. It’s really cool being surrounded by all this history, I can’t wait to learn more.
another thing I really like is the smaller back yard with a built in firepit. Come this summer I am hoping we will get lots of use out of it.
I like that the yard is smaller, so I have less of a yard to chase the dogs through, but they still have enough room to run around.
So we are really settling in here, and really liking the place.
But I am also really looking forward to moving out of Montana at the end of the year, hopefully before it gets shitty and cold again. I am looking forward to summer, a lot goes on in Butte, specifically in downtown Butte, and we are in just up the hill, about a mile, totally in walking distance.
Another exciting thing about this area, is that it’s hilly, so that’ll be great for walking and exercising.
One small thing that worries me is stray (or unleashed & unsupervised) dogs, there are quite a few we’ve seen around. Renji is still traumatized from being attacked a two summers ago, and has fear based agression (we’ve done a lot of training, but it’s still a problem). It’s hard to take him around other dogs, because he has a tendency to flip out. He’s never attacked anyone, but he acts agressive and just flips out, Thankfully he’s only 18 pound so I can easily restrain him. But around an unleashed dog, his behavior could lead to us being attacked.
But we’ll just have to see, there are also several walking paths that would likely be safer with the doggies and Evey.
So this summer look forward to some posts of adventures through my neighborhood.