Busy Fun

Another late post! Sometimes these big days run away with us. Also, sometimes with all of the things we have going on, we forget what day of the week it is! One of the things I've had to get used to on the ranch is the fact that it really doesn't matter what day it is, if the work needs to be done we are going to do it. Once school starts up again we have to better about keeping track so we don't miss the bus, but summer tends to be a whirlwind of work and play and the days just get lost sometimes. So apologies for this this late post and assurance, it will happen again.

The summer shot process has continued this past week and as we got the last "few" done yesterday, they will be trailed up to our mesa pasture and wait a couple of days for the big push up the mountain. We might talk more about this next week when the work is done. 

 Fishermen and their "whoppers" -Photo credit: Carol Greet

Fishermen and their "whoppers" -Photo credit: Carol Greet

 Dorothy, the Tin Girl, and the Scarecrow, we had a pony-lion.

Dorothy, the Tin Girl, and the Scarecrow, we had a pony-lion.

As you may have heard amidst all of the "busy" on the place we also have to make time for a little fun! The Ten Sleep Youth Rodeo was this weekend and, as always, it was a long, hot, fun-filled day. This little rodeo is put on every year for local ranch kids to show off their skills. The four older kids competed in various events and the baby even got to be in the costume contest!  The girls' costume even won second place! There were several awards won in our little family and so many talented kids came out to see if they could win "Gold". (First prize in most events wins what Quinlan calls a "golden belt buckle".) While no golden buckles made it home this year we still have lots of fun years ahead and all the fun of this year was a prize in itself.

 The prize pile

The prize pile

I know I gush a lot about where we live and how lucky we are, but I have to say again how amazing it is that local people come together to put on this FREE event for the kids. All of the people who work so hard to put the rodeo on and get through all of the events are volunteers. All of the prizes are sponsored by local businesses. And I can't say enough how incredible it is to live around people who are willing to make this yearly rodeo a possibility.

Whether we are keeping busy working on our ranch or shuttling to town for a bit of fun, we are truly blessed to live in this gorgeous place with such good people. Tell us about your community and what makes you proud to live where you do! 

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by Megan Greet