Volume 16, Issue 38

Howdy Everyone!

How was everyones Thanksgiving!? We had such a wonderful holiday here at the ranch with our little ranch family. Holly and myself started the day bright and early with our dinner prep to ensure everything was picture perfect for the feast and man did Holly outdo herself! She cooked up two beautiful oven roasted turkeys and spiral cut ham. Her famous dinner rolls made an appearance along with all quintessential Thanksgiving day sides; fresh buttered corn, fluffy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing. Did I mention all the pies? No?! We had pumpkin, pecan, apple and maple cookie pies with homemade whip cream. Needless to say, no one went home hungry.

One of my favorite things about spending the holiday here at the ranch is that while we may all be far from home, we are still among family. The ranch has really become all of our homes away from home and we look after one another. What Shayne and Des have created here really is something special.

This week Kev and myself along with James and prospective wrangler Kim have been able to start riding again and let me tell you, it’s been great to get back in the saddle. Scott has been hard at work trying to button up some last minute projects before he heads home for a couple weeks for vacation. Chris has been hard at work winterizing all of the equipment we keep here on the ranch. Conveniently the weather has actually been quite warm, sticking around the mid 40’s, so it’s been a little more comfortable for the boys doing their outside projects. We know that cold weather is on the horizon though. It’s only a matter of time before the snow settles in and truthfully I can’t wait. The valley is always so beautiful and picturesque after the snow falls.


Until next time!