The main house is quite beautiful actually, and with it's new paint job and some basic reno's, it has become our home. Well, becoming..... We are still looking for places to put stuff and no pictures have found homes on the walls, but we are getting there. Luckily there is a whole other house to use for storage while we organize this one!
Some of our reno projects. Jackson and Ben have been awesome about helping out. The bottom photos are of Jackson room and then Ben's with the sun. The flooring is literally plywood cut into strips, laid down like laminate flooring and then stained and finished. Neat hey? Charley has also been rebuilding an addition to the house, which is a major project. The rain isn't helping that. We still don't have water in the main house, but soon now I hope.
Of course the ranch work has not slowed much either, although everyone has been quite patient while we tried to get things sorted and moved. The cattle are all out on range of course, and really doing well. We have not had any predator problems lately which is wonderful. The spring started out amazingly dry, but then that changed very quickly as well. Several days of rain and 8 inches of snow certainly helped bring the creeks up! Yick. Our neighbor had 15 inches!! Amazing. Was nice to have the moisture, but it sure didn't do the leafy trees, brush or thick hay any good. Much is laid right over still.
But Mother Nature will do as she will.
Before the storm came in.
Yuck I say. Yuck.
We get the wildest night skies here. It's very open so you can really see a long way. Beautiful.
I just quickly took these photos with my tablet, no filter at all. Crazy hey?
Let's see, what else? Oh, we worked with Evan Howarth starting colts for a couple of days and my good friend came down from Prince George to participate. A good break from the regular grind and as always, very much a learning experience.
So yeah, it's been busy. :) I'm actually in the process of looking for some full time help, with the priority being the boys, but also to just be my right hand. Being full time now on the ranch and juggling the school routines is a bit much.....hard to get much done when I have to be leaving to pick them up from school in the middle of the work day!
Alright, I've snuck away from the unpacking, cleaning, painting, horse shoeing and cowgirling long enough....back at it.
Cheers all, and all the best!