A Real Ranch Easter Egg Hunt

Maybe it's because we have a little cowgirl running around. Or maybe I have a minor case of cabin-hermit fever. Or maybe I just have way too much time on my hands. Whatever it is, I am having a blast hiding Easter Eggs this year. What a place to hide eggs, too. This Colorado Dude Ranch has endless hiding spots. See if you can guess each spot!Oh, and yes, it is snowing. April 1st and still snowing. Hmmph.A horse feed box.In the pasture with the cows. The DWR sign post.In with the chicks. I hope their eggs aren't this color when they start laying.In [...]

A Real Ranch Easter Egg Hunt2010-04-01T20:13:00+00:00

Chickens are here!

In most old-fashioned photos of farms and ranches, you'll see a few chickens milling around in the background. Chickens are relatively easy and inexpensive to keep, they provide fresh, nutritious eggs, they control weeds and bugs, they manufacture great fertilizer, and they are a fun and friendly pet.We stopped by a chicken farm while we were in Denver and picked up eleven new chicks. Hopefully, they'll all make it to the summer and be laying eggs by July.

Chickens are here!2010-03-25T17:19:00+00:00

The Tragic Tale of Uno Mas: The last Drowsy Water Ranch Chicken

Living on a ranch, you’re a little closer to life in a lot of ways. Every year, we see life birthed, we watch life grow, and we witness how life ends. This slightly fabricated tale is about the life one little chicken experienced at Drowsy Water Ranch. Once upon a time on a little dude ranch in Colorado there lived a hen named Uno Mas who lived all alone. Each day she would eat alone, lay her eggs alone, and sing her famous “buu-oook!” all alone. She was very lonely.Uno Mas was not always a lonely chicken. Not too long ago, she was a member [...]

The Tragic Tale of Uno Mas: The last Drowsy Water Ranch Chicken2009-02-23T17:20:00+00:00