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Days like this…

December 11, 2009

Days like today aren’t making it any easier to leave the ranch. Every once in a while I get to go on ranch field trips.
I love ranch field trips.

Today I helped move horses from one winter pasture to the other. The inner redneck in my revels in layering carhartt over camo over carhartt, Add to that the gorgeous windswept plains of northern Colorado, a 360 * view of mountains, visibility all the way to Wyoming, tons of furry horses happy to see you, and gas station coffee. I love it. I’m entering the first stages of horse withdrawal, so being able to pet some of my furry friends and bop them on the noses with the fingers of my gloves was a real treat. I didn’t even mind shoveling snow when the truck got stuck or chasing after horses that had pushed down the gate. I love it. Good friends, beautiful scenery, and a full day of honest work. I love it. We pulled in just a few minutes ago and on my way trudging back to the cabin I had to stop to appreciate the stars. I don’t care where you’re from, how old you are, what your profession is, or whether you like your coffee black or with cream….on a night like tonight, the stars here will make EVERYONE stop and stare. Your breath WILL catch in your throat and you WILL choke up a little bit because you will never have seen anything quite so beautiful. It really is like diamond dust on velvet.

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  1. December 12, 2009 2:52 am

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