We just got finished up with our June 10 Day this past week.  What a fun group to ride with!  We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather with daytime highs in the 70s and nighttime lows down into the 40s.

We practiced horsemanship in the arena with Shayne and Des,

gathered cattle that were scattered on the mountain and pushed them to greener pastures,

picked colorful wildflowers to decorate our hats,

watched newborn fawns play in the tall green grass on wobbly legs,

played in the cool mountain water and breathed in the fresh air,

and explored breathtaking views on the mountaintops.

We even celebrated guests Neal and Aga’s 24th wedding anniversary with a special private ride!

We love it when we have guests here at the ranch!

Days are long here this time of year with the sun rising around 5:40 a.m. and setting at almost 10 p.m.  It’s almost 11 p.m. before the last rays of sunlight slip behind the blue mountains.  My eyes have never seen anything quite so beautiful as Montana in summer.  All the colors that appear in the warm sunlight and the abundant wildlife that dance in the meadows among the tall grass is nothing short of magical. The hours of daylight will only start to get shorter with each passing day now.  A lot of work can get done between those hours and there is always plenty to do!

Until next time!