It's true: you really can't beat life on Drowsy Water Ranch. Every day, we count our blessings as work together as a family under Colorado's bluebird skies. While it comes with long hours and often endless to-do lists, the rewards of sharing this life with our guests make it all worthwhile. We all enjoy telling people about our life and our ranch and we all truly love what we do; not everyone can say that about their career path and we know it. We can count many reasons why a visit to this ranch life makes the perfect getaway and we're not going to [...]
I suppose most of us that grew up in colder climates went through some kind of mother-inflicted marshmallow phase during childhood. Peyton, our ranch 1 year old, is not exempt from the marshmallow rule. I always wondered what the deal with all the clothes was, but now that I have my own child to dress to go outside when it's 5 degrees, I get it. Here she is, the Pink Marshmallow!and in this shot, a sneezing pink marshmallow! Bummer timing on the shot, I guess.All decked out in multiple mommy-inflicted sweaters, coats, hats, and mittens to be out in our bitter cold weather, she [...]
I know I've sort of fallen off course with the Monday at the Barn thing. Don't worry, the barn is still here. And as for life on the ranch, I'll say it has been typical for this part Colorado in April. Warm. Then Cold. Then sun. Then snow. You know where that leaves us? With mud. This family ranch does a Jeckyl and Hyde transformation in the next few months. From a mud covered squishy and squashy patch of brown, to a green, blooming, beautiful mountain valley. We're all anxiously awaiting the latter. In the meantime, we'll be here, in the mud.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: living on a family ranch in Colorado means you get to experience life up close. Births, deaths, traumas and triumphs are all just part of the job. Today's post is about one of the happiest (and cutest) parts of the living on a Colorado dude ranch--the babies.We had our first baby calf towards the end of last week. She is a heifer (girl-cow) and comes from one of Randy Sue's newest cows. Isn't she just adorable? Baby cows are some of the cutest things you'll ever see at a ranch. They are all awkward and [...]
This is Lauren: summer wrangler and winter office assistant extraordinaire. I'm filling in for Gretta this week while she sunbathes on powder white beaches and swims in clear, turquoise waters.I'm not jealous at all. I like to think that mud season on the ranch is a lot like a tropical paradise.Now, I was originally going to devote this post to my fantastic wrangling abilities, my gorgeous horse, and my humility. But everyone already knows these things and there's no sense in preaching to the choir, so instead I'll leave you guys with some pictures of last summer to remind us that the mud season will one [...]