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Live from the Ranch

This is the official Ranch Journal, a collection of short reports about daily life on the ranch. Postings are made by all ranch staff, but mostly by Tess Leach & Kate Matheson, Guest Services Managers, David Leach, Business & Marketing Manager and Jeff Gossage, Ranch Manager. (Banner photo 3 by Stephen Weaver)



Saturday, Dec 29, 2007
Christmas went well. We traveled to see family and arrived home safely. We have a lot of cattle work scheduled for after the first of the new year. It has been very cold here and numerous times Alamosa has been the coldest place in the continental U.S. Happy New Year everybody we will be in touch.
Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/29/2007

Monday, Dec 24, 2007
Well its' Christmas Eve. Santa should be on his way and I am ready for bed so he doesn't pass over my stocking because I was up to late. I am expecting something pretty special this year...does anyone else remember those days. What it would be like to go back and have the worries of a child. Christmas brings that back to me. It is a time of year to get excited about something. Sure your excitement button gets pushed for different reason now than it did back then. For me it is exciting watching the kids get that sparkle in their eye and to see them barely be able to contain their excitement. That is as much fun as anything to me. I love Christmas. A time of hope. A time of new. A time to reflect on the things that really matter. For just a little bit I can forget about the hustle and bustle of life on the ranch and focus on my family. 
Merry Christmas all...hope to see you soon.
Regin
Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/24/2007

Thursday, Dec 20, 2007
Hi all-
Sorry it has been so long since I posted last. We have been getting ready for the Holidays. We have hosted a couple of company Christmas parties for some buisnesses in the Valley and they went very well. The way it sounds they are interested in coming back next year and possibly one family would come in the summer.
I went yesterday to the Chico and we cut meat for the ranch help. Everyone had fun and no major accidents.
Have a good day,
Regin
Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/20/2007

Thursday, Dec 13, 2007

It was a beautiful postcard like morning. Everything was white with frost and snow. I am not much of a photographer but I took some pictures.

We are keeping with the pace of winter work odds and ends and there seems to be a bunch of them. We are also getting ready to host a Christmas Party for a buisness in the valley. 

Be well-Regin

Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/13/2007

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007

What an unusual year. Seems that the real interest is the snow. We had blizzard conditions yesterday and 6+ inches of snow. It is the first time in several years that there has been this much snow in the valley.

Jeff and Blake are moving the Baxter cattle from Highway pastures to the Antelope. We hadn't planned on moving them till the 21st of this month but the snow fall was much less the farther west it got from the mountains. Have a good one

Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/12/2007

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007

It is snowing like crazy here. At the lodge we have 4-6 inches and it is still going. I love the way things look when there is fresh snow. It all looks so crisp and clean. Makes me think of Christmas.

There has been lots of work done on the ranch in recent days, however it is of the planning sort. At the end of the year and beginning of next we make a plan to determine things like schedule, workload, emergency plans (blizzard, fire,etc), grazing, and so on. It takes a lot of time to make a plan and put it in place but it makes things run much smoother in the coming year.

Back to the books,

Regin

Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/11/2007

Saturday, Dec 08, 2007

Got a bunch of snow today but it doesn't want to stay. We were driving home from town and looking across the valley at the sand dunes and notice how neat it looks covered in snow. The snow doesn't last long at all on the dunes because the sand hold heat so well but we are planning on taking the kids over to go sledding on them. Bye all you buckaroos.

Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/08/2007

Friday, Dec 07, 2007

I don't know what the wind is blowing in but it can't be good. The wind blew and rain spit all day it was pretty miserable. Had some time to take the mares out for a drive and had a great time. Bye for now

 

Posted by Anonymous A. on 12/07/2007

   
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