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Last week, Johnny and Mike loaded up Poncho, our Sicilian donkey, and Mattie, one of our weanlings, and took them to the Doak Walker Senior Center in Steamboat Springs. Many of the residents came out on the glorious spring day to visit with these members of our herd. It was a lot of fun to see the enjoyment these folks had interacting with our animals. We were proud that Poncho and Mattie were so well behaved to let wheelchair bound residents handle them. We’ll make future periodic visits to the center.
The other evening, while enjoying another wonderful meal prepared by Chef Philippe, one of our guests suggested that I write a book about my life on the ranch. We sat at our long tables and I told a few of the more entertaining stories that I could remember. It’s always a fun evening swapping tales over dessert. Though I have had many interesting, funny and sad, experiences, I’m not sure that I have enough material to make for much reading. However, I would like to share with you some of the aspects of being so fortunate to be a dude rancher. (more…)