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By Suzanne Vernon
Swan Valley, Mont. 

Failing Windfall


September 19, 2019

SWAN VALLEY – She was born on a cold winter day, wrapped and warm, high above the headwaters, in the same landscape where she later gave birth to celebrated triplets. Her neighbors loved her and many people experienced firsthand the wonder of those young siblings following mama through the forests they called home. Last week this shining example of creation died a quiet, sobering death – not because she had failed but because this now grieving community had failed her.

She was so greatly admired that we gave her a name from the mountains themselves: Windfall.

Windfall taught us about gr...

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