Welcome to our ranch near Canada's west coast in Beautiful British Columbia's West Chilcotin mountain region. Where calling the vet means hollering back at the house to bring your kit, new friendships are formed from the back of a horse and true fun for a five year old is getting a machete for Christmas. Where 'cutting the dinks off' has a totally different meaning than what first comes to mind, Muck Boots are a household name, a hand shake still means something and the coffee is always on.

Saturday 21 March 2015

The Crew

Well, I'm still waiting for my ride so I thought I'd write a little bit more about the crew that we are lucky to have help out this calving season.  

Laura is a great all around hand, has an amazing sense of humor, is game for anything and not afraid to dish out the teasing, or shirk from receiving it.  Apparently she left before I got a good calving season photo of her, but here she is helping choose a Christmas tree.  Unfortunately, she has abandoned us for three weeks now but will be back at the end of the month.   (Something about a brother getting married.....who gets married in calving season?  Well, I guess it is not calving season in Australia....)    

We've been lucky to have Eve from New Zealand join our team as well.  She is very capable, hard working and most certainly keeps everyone on their toes with her quick wit and one liners.   She does well checking 'pins' (pens) and watching 'heefers' (heifers).  We never tire of teasing her about her accent and odd ball words and terms, but she takes it well and flings it right back.  I can see another life long friendship forming here.  :)  

Those familiar with the ranch will remember Justin.  He is a very capable young fellow that has been an important part of the haying crew for several years now.  He has come up to work over his school Spring Break and we are happy to have him.  His greatest joy this calving season has been the winning streak over dad with the card games!  

Many other people come and go, lending a hand where and when needed and we certainly appreciate them all!  Having a great team certainly makes the work easier and with these three, there is never a dull moment and always a laugh to be had.  

Cheers everyone,

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