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

Ode to Rocky: The King of the Drowsy Water Bovines

We have a lot of animals. And I mean a lot. We have horses, cows, bunnies, cats, dogs, chickens (sometimes), ducks, and other domesticated animals that live with us now and then. Of all of the animals we have, I think the one animal that has the best life, the guy that has it made more than any of our other pampered pets, is Rocky, our bull.Yep, Rocky has the occupation most males dream of. First of all, Rocky is a big dude. He's a a ten year old Black Angus and Tarentaise cross. He weighs in around 2000 lbs. He eats pretty much [...]

Ode to Rocky: The King of the Drowsy Water Bovines2010-02-15T22:39:00+00:00

Lazy K-Quarter Circle Day at Drowsy Water Ranch

There's a lot about ranching I don't know. For example, I'm not great at riding horses and I don't know how to rope.  I can sit behind a computer and crank out emails like I was born with a keyboard and draw roadways faster than you can tie your shoes, but that won't buy you a slice of bologna when you have a horse hurt, a cow loose,  or a crew to feed. But wait a minute. . . don't count me out as a rancher yet. I wasn't a total city slicker when I fell for my cowboy.  I did, for instance, ride my [...]

Lazy K-Quarter Circle Day at Drowsy Water Ranch2009-06-22T20:34:00+00:00